Monaco play host to Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Louis II in Ligue 1 on Friday. The hosts have a poor recent record against PSG and this game tends to rain goals. Will we see more of the same on Friday ?
Monaco have made an inconsistent start to Ligue 1 this season. They have won five, drawn two and lost three of their 10 matches. After defeats away at Brest (1-0) and away at Lyon (4-1), Monaco managed back to back wins. In their last two matches, Monaco beat Bordeaux 4-0 at home and Nice 2-1 away. Axel Disasi and Sofiane Diop scored Monaco’s goals. Monaco will be without Ruben Aguilar at right back for this game due to suspension. Benjamin Lecomte has a hand injury and is missing whilst young striker Pietro Pellegri is doubtful.
After losing the UEFA Champions League final to Bayern Munich in August, PSG started their Ligue 1 season with two defeats. Since then, PSG have won eight Ligue 1 matches in a row including a 3-0 win last time out against Rennes as Moise Kean and Angel Di Maria were amongst the scorers. In the Champions League, PSG lost 2-1 at home to Manchester United and 2-1 away at RB Leipzig so their return fixture against the latter next Tuesday is key. Thomas Tuchel has some injury problems to deal with in defence. Juan Bernat is missing at left back and centre-back Thilo Kehrer is also absent. Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler are expected to be missing in midfield as well as Maurco Icardi in attack. Moise Kean and Neymar are also doubtful up front after the latter missed Brazil’s recent matches.
PSG tend to have the better of these games and there are usually plenty of goals when these sides meet. PSG may be distracted by their crucial UEFA Champions League match in four days time against RB Leipzig. There are usually plenty of goals on offer when PSG and Monaco collide and this time should be no different. PSG are backed to win it with Kylian Mbappe tipped to find the back of the net.
PREDICTION : PSG 3-1 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : OVER 1.5 FT GOALS
SINGLE TIP : BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE AND OVER 2.5 FT GOALS