French champions PSG begin their title defence on Sunday. They are fresh off winning the Super Cup last weekend against Rennes. It’s down to league business in Paris as they host Nimes for just the third time. Nimes did a fantastic job of booking a top ten finish after their promotion to the top flight. Read our PSG v Nimes betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 7th, 2019 at 6:46 p.m.)
Will Neymar play for the French giants again? He missed training last month with rumours of a return to Barcelona growing. It looks as if he is trying to push through a move back to Spain. That’s if anyone will have him. Anyway, the PSG power machine rolls on and it has been a quiet summer from them. With or without Neymar, PSG are probably going to stall to another league title.
They wrapped up last season’s campaign sixteen points clear of second-placed Lille and that was with PSG only winning two of their last five games. The Parisians remained undefeated on home soil last season in the top flight, posting a W17 D2 record and their goal-scoring averages were just ridiculous. They averaged 3.32 goals per home game. In their nineteen home games, they conceded only the ten goals.
63% of PSG’s league home fixtures went over 2.5 goals and they scored in both halves in three-quarters of them. It’s pretty tough for the rest of the league to keep up with that. PSG scored in every single league game that they played last season. Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria were on the scoresheet last weekend as PSG earned a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Rennes in the Trophee des Champions.
PSG have won all three previous meetings with Nimes
In the three previous games against Nimes, PSG have scored 10 goals
PSG have won both home games 3-0 over Nimes
The meetings last season were the first-ever in the top flight
It was more than a survival season produced by Nimes last term. They went and booked a top ten finish in their first-ever season in the French top flight. That was a pretty impressive return. They naturally had their difficulties adjusting to top-flight life out on the road, where they only posted a W6 D3 L10 record. They lost every away game against the top seven finishers in the league, failing to score in five of those games.
Their defence was particularly vulnerable on the road, conceding at an average of 2 goals per road game. They did score pretty well though for a newly-promoted side. Nimes averaged 1.4 goals per away fixture. They lost four of their last five away games during the last campaign (D1). In total, they managed to take a clean sheet in just 16% of their away fixtures.
It was a brilliant season that Nimes produced in the top flight. However, more often than not all teams struggle on a visit to PSG. The champions will have been helped out by their competitive game last weekend for a bit of match sharpness. PSG to win & over 3.5 goals.
9th August 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
This is a repeat of April’s Coupe de France Final. The one in which there was a major upset. Rennes beat PSG in Paris to lift the cup and that gives them their place in the French Super Cup. They will take on Ligue 1 winners PSG who will no doubt be out for some stern revenge. Read our PSG v Rennes betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 31st, 2019 at 11:16 p.m.)
PSG ran away with the Ligue 1 title last season. They cruised to yet another domestic crown by a massive 16 points over Lille. They are a club who usually go out and splash some money around on big summer signings. But that hasn’t happened this summer at all. It has all been decidedly quiet in Paris. Even Neymar seems to be staying put, despite it sounding like he was looking for a way out of the club. There’s plenty of time for things to change, but PSG will be expected to scoop up another Super Cup on the weekend. They have won the last seven editions of the title. It was a 4-0 drubbing of Monaco that they dished out in last summer’s showcase match. This game, as it was twelve months ago, is being hosted in Shenzhen, China. It has become a bit of a foregone conclusion was the outcome of the French Super Cup. Will PSG keep the ball rolling?
PSG took back-to-back league wins over Rennes last season
Rennes won the Coupe de France on penalties against PSG last term
PSG have won eleven of the last thirteen meetings (D1 L1)
This is the first-ever Super Cup meeting between the clubs
Rennes were pretty much written off before last season’s French Super Cup. In having to face the giants that are PSG in a one-off match for a title? They were supposed to just make up the numbers. But Stade Rennais did a lot more than that. They played out a 2-2 on the day after fighitn back from an early 2-0 deficit. Then they made the most of their chances in the penalty shoot out. It was a major upset that they pulled off. Can they do it again? The win in the Super Cup had come after 3-1 and 4-1 defeats against PSG in the league that season. So courtesy of that Cup win they take on league winners PSG for this honour. In last season’s league, Rennes finished 10th, scoring almost half as few goals as PSG did during the campaign.
Even though Rennes pulled off that upset in the Cup, it’s hard to not back PSG to win. They will be looking to set the score straight against their opponents and nine times out of ten they should be winning a fixture like this. We are looking at both teams to score in the match though. But for PSG to prevail.
1st August 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Across the big five European leagues, there were no surprises this season as to where the titles ended up. Each of the favourites from the divisions were all successful. Looking forward twelve months from now, will it just be the same again?
Manchester City 8/11, Liverpool 11/4
* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 8:54 pm on May 19th, 2019)
This season’s Premier League title race was an epic. Manchester City and Liverpool locked horns pretty much all the way, and it wasn’t until the start of the new year that Manchester City clawed their way back into ascendancy. That started with their home win over the Reds on January 3rd, a game which they had gone into, seven points adrift of the Reds.
At the end of the day, they held their nerve brilliantly, winning their final fourteen fixtures of the league season to secure the title on the final day of the season. Pep Guardiola’s men are 8/11 to make it three in a row season* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 8:54 pm on May 19th, 2019). After having had the door slammed in their face of trying to earn their first Premier League title, Liverpool have to pick themselves back up and try to find a way to crack this remarkable City team.
Bayern Munich 8/13, Borussia Dortmund 13/2
* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 8:54 pm on May 19th, 2019)
This is another of the big five leagues that went down to the wire. All of the early form of the season was made by Borussia Dortmund. They raced out of the blocks while Bayern Munich, under new boss Niko Kovac took some time to get going. But it was Bayern Munich who started turning up the heat really from the start of December when they won thirteen of four games in a red-hot period of games. The tipping point in their favour came at the start of April as they crushed title rivals Dortmund 5-0.
Dortmund, who had gone undefeated from the start of the campaign through to mid-December, couldn’t keep up their pace. At the end of the even though they won eight of their last twelve games, costly slips away from home cost them. The interesting thing about next season’s Bundesliga is that Bayern are losing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, while Dortmund will see Christian Pulisic go to Chelsea and Jadon Sancho is being hotly tipped for a move away as well. Who will adapt better to the changes?
Juventus 4/7, Inter 5/1, Napoli 11/2
* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 8:54 pm on May 19th, 2019)
Once again Serie A was a non-contest. Juventus romped to their eighth straight league title. Change will be coming next season as Juve are parting company with Massimiliano Allegri. But will that be enough to see their dominance in the country dwindle? It doesn’t seem too likely. It is a really tough thing to imagine how other contenders like Napoli or Inter are going to close the gap enough on Juventus, regardless of whoever is in charge.
Barcelona 10/11, Real Madrid 11/10, Atletico 33/1
* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 8:54 pm on May 19th, 2019)
The demise of Real Madrid this season has been somewhat spectacular. Just about everything went wrong for them. After winning the Champions League for the third straight season last summer, boss Zinedine Zidane walked away, noticing that the club was likely to go into decline. It did. They started the season with Julen Lopetegui.
He was sacked in October to be replaced by Santiago Solari, becoming the official coach the following month. He was out of the door in March with Zinedine Zidane coming back. They ended the season with three losses in four, finishing 19 points behind winners Barcelona and eight behind second-placed Atletico Madrid. So it was fairly routine at the end of the day for Barcelona, who grabbed the title again losing just three times all campaign.
PSG, Lille, Lyon (odds to be announced)
There was little challenge to PSG in the title race in Ligue 1 this season. Even though their form slumped badly towards the end of the season, they still won at a canter ahead of second-placed Lille. This is a more extreme example than Serie A is really, because the money and the power that the Parisians have over everyone else on the domestic front is unmatched and they aren’t likely going to be touched next campaign either.
19th May 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
PSG have already won the French league title with room to spare and now they will be looking to pull off a Coupe de France title defence. They will be meeting up with Rennes in this season’s final on Saturday. Rennes, who are only in mid-table in the French top flight, are naturally big underdogs for this clash. Read our Rennes v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 26th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)
Rennes will be looking for their first French Cup title since 1971. This is their first final appearance since 2014 when they were beaten by Guingamp. Rennes, who were knocked out of this season’s Europa League by Arsenal, have had a pretty solid campaign in the French Cup. They needed a penalty shootout to get past Brest in the first round. But then it got easier in their next three games, scoring exactly two goals in each and only connecting the one goal in math sequence.
In the semifinals, they had a much tougher challenge as they were underdogs against Lyon. But Rennes managed to pull out a 3-2 success in a thrilling game. It is going to be an even bigger upset if they pull out the win against PSG on Saturday. They are not in form are Rennes. Their semi-final win over Lyon remains their only win in their last eight games played across all competitions. Troubling for them is that they have conceded at least three goals in three of their last four games.
PSG won both league meetings against Rennes this season
PSG beat Rennes in last season’s French Cup
Rennes have lost 11 of their last 12 games against PSG
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
PSG are the most successful club in the history of the French Cup, having won it 12 time before. They have won this thing for the last four season’s straight and it’s going to be a shock if their dominance does not continue. Earlier this season they were dumped out of the French League Cup early by Guingamp, so they are only targeting the domestic double this season. They have not been troubled in the slightest in this French Cup campaign.
Across their five games played in reaching the final, they have scored a total of fifteen unanswered goals. They netted at least three goals in four of those five games. In the semifinals, they simply cruised their way past Nantes by a 3-0 scoreline. PSG haven’t been in the greatest of form currently. They have gone W1 D1 L2 in their last four games, all in the top flight. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Strasbourg and then suffered a 5-1 loss against tile and a 3-2 reverse against Nantes. So their defence was crumbling. But they earned a 3-1 win against Monaco last weekend to stop the rot.
PSG are probably going to roll out another title in this one. Rennes just aren’t carrying the form with them to suggest that they are going to pull off an upset. However, it’s worth backing both teams to get on the scoresheet as there have been some high scoring games between these two recently. PSG to win & both teams to score.
26th April 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Manchester United are facing an uphill battle to try and make the quarterfinals of this season’s Champions League. They are trailing the French champions 2-0 as they head out to the City of Lights. United will be without the suspended Paul Pogba as well. Read our PSG v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
PSG were very impressive at Old Trafford and that was without either Neymar or Edinson Cavani in the side. It was Kylian Mbappe who was the start of the show as Manchester United had no answer to his pace and power. So now PSG are in sight of a quarter-final for the first time in three years. This is the seventh straight appearance in the round of sixteen for PSG, but they have been eliminated in each of the last two seasons at this very stage. Their overall round of sixteen record is W4 L2. PSG are W3 L3 in six previous ties against English sides, the most recent of which was against Man City in the 2015/16 quarter-finals.
PSG have scored in each of their last 23 Champions League matches. PSG beat Liverpool in this season’s group stage on home soil, their first win in six in Paris against an English side. PSG are W4 D4 L1 at home against English opposition in their history. They are unbeaten in six at home against EPL sides (W3 D3) but haven’t earned a clean sheet in any of their last six. PSG have lost just two of their last 50 European home games, earning seven points in this season’s group stage home fixtures. Paris have won all 15 UEFA competition ties when they have recorded a first-leg away victory.
The Reds have a big task on their hands to try and turn this around. This is their 11th time at this stage of the competition and they are W6 L4 from their previous ten. United were dumped out of last season’s competition at this stage by Sevilla. Their draw out in Spain in that tie makes it four straight away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League without a win by the Red Devils (D3 L1). Their overall away record in the round of sixteen is W2 D5 L3. The Red Devils have only scored in exactly half of those ten matches.
The Red Devils posted a W2 L1 record in the group stage away from home. Their loss at Valencia on matchday six is their only away defeat in their last dozen road games in European action. During that sequence of twelve away games, United have only conceded the seven goals. Home and away combined, Manchester United have suffered a loss in just six of their last 27 European games, winning sixteen of those. They have lost their last two played though. The Red Devils had an eight-match undefeated streak of form (W6 D2) against French sides snapped in the first leg of this tie. United have never come back from a first-leg home defeat to win the tie in UEFA competition.
Manchester United may just end up fading from this game. PSG had so much control over them at Old Trafford, it’s hard to see the French side letting anything slip in this one. PSG to win to nil just to see out the tie in a low scoring game looks good.
4th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
When this tie came out of the draw, Manchester United weren’t in great shape under Jose Mourinho. Things have changed and the Red Devils are in a strong, confident, positive frame of mind at the moment. They will also be taking on a PSG side who are missing talisman Neymar. Read our Manchester United v PSG betting tips for more.
Man Utd 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 7:23 p.m.)
Life is continuing to go well for the Red Devils who picked up another league win on the weekend. This will actually be the first ever competitive meeting between United and PSG. Manchester United only qualified in second place in their group behind Juventus. It wasn’t a comfortable ride for them at all. Last season Manchester United were knocked out at this stage by Sevilla. In the second leg of that tie, United lost 2-1 at home, ending a 21-match unbeaten run of home form in Europe.
United have lost two for their last three home games at this stage of the Champions League. During the group stage, they went W1 D1 L1 at Old Trafford. Manchester United have lost only lost five of their last 26 European games (W16 D5). Against French sides in two-legged affairs, United have won six of seven. The Reds are on a three-match winning streak at home against French sides. Their overall home record against French sides is W10 D3 L0. They have won ten of their last eleven games in all competitions now, scoring in each of their last seventeen.
PSG have lost Neymar to a long term injury, and on the weekend, Edinson Cavani picked up a knock which could keep him out of this tie. PSG topped their group, a competitive group it was as well, beating out Liverpool and Napoli along the way, finishing with a W3 D2 L1 record. PSG have gone out at this stage in their last two Champions League campaign. They hold an overall W4 L2 record in round of sixteen two-legged ties in the competition. They have won three of their six previous two-legged knockout ties against English sides.
PSG have scored in each of their last 22 Champions League games and against Liverpool in the group stage, they lost 3-2 at Anfield before winning 2-1 back on home soil. That home win was their first win over an English side in six (D3 L2). The French champions have only ever won one game in England, which was at Chelsea in 2016, part of an overall W1 D4 L5 record in England. They have beaten English opponents twice at this stage of the Champions League, both times against Chelsea in 2014/15 and in 2015/16. PSG have won nine of their last eleven games in all competitions (L2) and have scored 31 goals in that sequence.
There has to be a good opportunity here for Manchester United to get something going on home soil in this tie. PSG aren’t at their strongest and have a pretty poor record in England. Manchester United to win.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
There is a top three clash in the French top-flight happening on Sunday. Runaway leaders PSG will be taking on third-placed Lyon. While there doesn’t seem to be much doubt about where the title is going, PSG are going into a long period now without Neymar, and Lyon are pushing for a top-two finish. Read our Lyon v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 1st, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
PSG are once again running away with the French Ligue 1 title. They have remained undefeated across their first 20 fixtures of the season. Of those, they have won 18 of them. The two draws in that sequence for them have both appeared in PSG’s last six fixtures. So maybe at least offers Lyon some kind of hope for this trip to Paris. In their home games, this season in the top flight PSG have won all 11 played. When they played host to Lyon earlier this season they ran ou 5-0 winners over the visitors.
They have some incredible numbers behind them this season, as they have come up with an average of 3.7 goals per home fixtures so far this term. At the back, they have only conceded the four goals across those 11 games. In 64% of their home games, PSG have earned a clean sheet. They have conceded just one goal in their last four games at home, scoring 15 goals themselves in that sequence. They are missing Neymar now for a while but they still have immense scoring power to call upon through the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
Will Lyon be the first ones to inflict a defeat on PSG in the French top-flight this season? They have produced yet another solid and strong season, but it has been a long way short of making any kind of title challenge. Their main goal now is trying to secure a top-two finish over Lille. Away from home this season Lyon have produced a W5 D4 L2 record in the French top-flight.
There are currently undefeated in their last six home and away combined, winning half of those. It is worth a closer look at their away form because four of their five road victories this season have been against sites who are currently sitting 15th or lower in the table. From their five away games played against sides in the top nine, Lyon are just W1 D2 L2. 73% of Lyon’s away games have ended over 2.5 goals and they are currently on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels. PSG are the only side to hold a better away record in the top flight this season than Lyon.
Even without Neymar, PSG look so powerfully strong, they are head and shoulders above everyone else in the league. They really shouldn’t miss much of a beat in this one, but Lyon may be able to lease get one on the board. So it is PSG to win and both teams to score at 21/to odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 31st, 2019 at 6:08 pm).
2nd February 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
More thrilling action from Group C to come where all four teams are still alive in the qualification push. Liverpool top the group going into matchday five and they will be able to clinch a top two spot on Tuesday night. PSG have to come back fighting for some revenge after a defeat at Anfield. Read our PSG v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.)
PSG are sat in third place in Group C, only a point behind Liverpool and Napoli. So there is all to play for still. They have gone W1 D2 since their opening loss out at Anfield in the group. If PSG were to lose and Napoli beat Red Star on the night, the French Champions won’t be able to make the top two. PSG aren’t in great winning form in Europe at the moment actually, winning just one of their last seven UEFA Champions League matches now (D2 L4). They were on a four-match losing streak in Europe before beating Red Star in this campaign.
PSG have scored in their last twenty Champions League matches. The shortest-priced correct score option is the 1-1 draw at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). They have suffered just the two reverses in their last 49 European home games so have that strong record behind them. Their last home defeat in Europe was against Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals.
They are though without a win in their last five against English sides (D3 L2). PSG have only suffered the one defeat in their eight previous home games against English opposition (W3 D4). Since their loss at Anfield on matchday one, PSG are W10 D2 in all competitions. They have also scored at least two goals in all but two of their 19 games in all competitions this season. PSG’s overall record against English sides is W4 D8 L6
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides
Prior to this season’s group stage meeting, they met in the 1997 Cup Winners Cup semi-final
PSG won 3-0 on home soil in the semi-final first leg
Liverpool won the reverse 2-0
Liverpool will qualify for the knockout phase with a win and if Napoli avoid defeat against Red Star Belgrade on the night. On matchday one at Anfield against PSG, the game looked to be heading to a draw before Roberto Firmino popped up with a late winner for Liverpool. They have, however, lost their two away games in the group so far without scoring. They lost 1-0 at Napoli and then shocking 2-0 loss at Red Star Belgrade. Both teams to score in this one is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). Liverpool are actually on three match losing streak away from home in European matches. They have lost four of their last sixteen though only.
If you take a look at a bigger record then they have won only five of their last 21 away games in Europe (D8 L8). They have suffered four defeats in their last six European matches home and away combined. A positive for the Reds though is that they have been beaten just once in their last seven trips to France but are winless in their last three trips to French soil. The overall record in France is W5D2 L7. The time the Reds were in France they played out a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in the 2015 Europa League group stage. Over 2.5 goals is at 1/2 odds for this meeting* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm)
The impetus is going to be on PSG to come out and push for the win. They haven’t done as well as expected so far in Europe this season but they will be keen to make the most of this home opportunity. Given Liverpool’s away record so far, we can only predict the home win.
27th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Napoli so nearly got the better of PSG in their first meeting but they couldn’t quite hold out for the win. They get home advantage this time too in a big game from a qualification perspective from Group C, which also houses Liverpool. Can the Italians secure a massive three points on home soil for themselves, leaving PSG in a spot of bother? Read our Napoli v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
Napoli looked as if they were heading to a big three points in Paris against PSG on match day three, but they conceded a late equaliser after having led twice in the match. It was a good challenge which they put out there though. Napoli are sitting on five points in the group in second place, one behind leaders Liverpool and just one ahead of PSG. So this is a massively important game in the context of qualification. In their only home game of the group campaign so far Napoli picked up a 1-0 win over Liverpool with a late winner. The 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced correct score option at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Last season in the Champions League Napoli didn’t make out of their group stage campaign. They have lose two of their last four games at home in Europe, but overall they have only suffered the four defeats in their last 27 European home fixtures (W17 D6) which is a pretty strong record. Both teams to score is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Napoli have picked up three wins in their last seven Champions League proper games (D3 L1). They have won their last two home games against French sides though and beat Nice in last season’s playoffs. Overall the Serie A side are W3 D1 L1 in five home games against French sides.
Their only previous meeting was in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup second round
Paris won 2-0 in Naples
There was a 0-0 draw in the Parc des Princes
A stunning late strike from Angel di Maria have PSG a point at home against Napoli two weeks ago, the game ending 2-2. After their loss out at Anfield on match day one, that had left the Parisians on a three-match losing streak in Europe. But they responded in emphatic fashion by smashing six goals past Red Star Belgrade on match day two. That gives PSG a ten goal tally, making them joint-top scorers so far alongside Barcelona after three games. The French champions have scored in each of their last 19 games in the Champions League.
They have lost their last three away games in Europe, conceding exactly three goals in each of those. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their record in Italy isn’t great either as they have gone just W1 D3 L5 from nine previous visits. The lone win in that sequence of games was actually at Napoli back in 1992. Overall they have won just two of their previous 19 games against Italian opposition (D8 L9). Neymar is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their loss against Liverpool earlier in the campaign is PSG’s only loss across all competitions this season.
Napoli would be the happier of the two if this were to end in a draw, however, we are going to predict a fightback from PSG in this one. They need to step it up and can’t afford to lose. They have the extra scoring power and motivation to push for the win. Away win.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
PSG’s momentum this season has been ridiculous with them having won all ten of their league fixtures this season and they aren’t far off averaging four goals per game. They will face a fellow top-four side here as they make a trip to Marseille. Can Marseille produce a performance to deny the champions their first points of this campaign? Read our Marseille v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
Marseille have earned back to back clean sheet wins in Ligue 1 so have a nice bit of form behind them ahead of this tough home game. They are actually unbeaten in their five league home games this season with a W4 D1 record. Three of Marseille’s home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. However, because this is PSG showing up, that’s probably worth a pass as a betting option.
Marseille have scored at least two goals in each of their home games this season. Over 3.5 goals is well worth a look at even money odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). 80% of Marseille’s home games this season have made it over 3.5 goals. There is more to support that as well because Marseille’s last 10 home matches against PSG in all competitions have seen over 2.5 goals.
Marseille have won seven of their last eight league games at home so certainly have the home from behind them. They could be missing the influential Florian Thauvin though who remains a doubt for this game after missing the Europa League on Thursday night. He has scored in three of Marseille’s five home games this season. In total at home, this season in the top flight Marseille have produced 15 goals and have conceded just the four.
Marseille took a point in a 2-2 draw at home against PSG last season
PSG are unbeaten in their last seventeen games against PSG
PSG have scored at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 against Marseille
Marseille lost 3-0 twice at PSG last season in league and cup
Marseille have scored in each of their last seventeen home games against PSG
PSG are W4 D2 in their last six league meetings with Marseille
There doesn’t appear to be any stopping PSG at the moment as they have taken back to back 5-0 league wins now over Lyon and Amiens respectively. They have produced a victory in all ten of their league games this season and they have come up with at least three goals in all four of their road games. They have pretty strong form against Marseille having won 14 of their last 16 matches against them in all competitions.
In the correct score market a PSG 2-1 is the shortest-priced option at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). PSG have averaged over three goals per away game this season, while they have won their last three league matches without conceding. But because PSG have conceded in three of their four road games, both teams to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm)
That Parisians have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches (Ligue 1). Kylian Mbappe has five goals in this last two league games for them, and has nine goals in five league appearances so far this season. He can be backed at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). Then there is Neymar of course who has returned eight goals in eight league fixtures for the Champions this season.
It should be another win for PSG just because they are on a different level here. Still, Marseille have a good scoring record against them and so we will back the PSG to win & both teams to score option.
27th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting