Paris Saint-Germain plays its Ligue 1 match earlier than usual, because they have obligations in the Champions League next week. The Saints are up against Nimes, who is raising its form from week to week. After having one not so good period, the hosts posted three in a row without a loss. But they are up against one of the best teams in the world, which should be a worthy test for Nimes.
Nimes (+750) the home team won in the last Ligue 1 meeting against Montpellier on the road, 0-1. After four straight games in which they couldn’t post a triumph, the Crocodiles finally got three points, and they are now on a three-game streak in which they haven’t lost.
It is a pretty tricky statistical situation here, where two draws in a row, against Lyon on the road and Lens at home, could be seen from different angles. What is a common thing for this latest stretch is that all events went under 2.5 goals.
Nimes had a pretty rocky pre-season period, during which this club suffered three losses and had one draw, only to start the season with a convincing victory against Brest, 4-0.
PSG (-300) had multiple troubles during the start of the championship. The players didn’t have enough time to rest, and after that, COVID-19 infection spread throughout their locker room. But as time went by, the Saints caught their usual rhythm and started defeating the rivals.
They lost the opening two matches with the same result, 0-1, the first against Lens, and the second to Marseille in the big derby, yet responding with four wins in a row, during which they allowed one and scored 12 goals.
Tomas Tuchell now has all of his players at disposal, and since PSG opens the UCL campaign against Man Utd, he will probably try out the strongest lineup.
Seven players from Nimes won’t play for sure in Friday’s clash, Antoine Valerio, Clement Depres, Harris Duljevic, Sidy Sarr, Sofiane Alakouch, Zineddine Ferhat all because of injuries and Anthony Briacon due to a red card suspension. Lucas Dias is doubtful.
On the other side, Kurzawa, Di Maria, and Marquinhos are all suspended because of red cards, while Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat stand as injured.
Head to Head Games
PSG and Nimes played three games over the past two years, and the Saints won all of them with a combined goal difference of 10-2. In all three events, PSG scored three or more goals, and was very confident. Last match in Nimes concluded 2-4.
PSG is the massive favorite in this event, and we strongly believe that the Saints will post another big win against this opponent. They’ve caught a good wave, and after the latest victory against Angers, 6-1, they aren’t going to stop now.
Odds on PSG to win by two or more goals are +100, which means that it could double your stake. For us, that is a bargain that simply needs to be taken. Expect the strongest possible lineup with motivated players and, hopefully, an easy win.
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