Stadium: Parc des Princes (Paris)
After the international break, the club championships return. The tenth round of Ligue 1 will open with an exciting game against Angers. Can the visitors break into the top 3?
PSG: A huge number of losses
PSG’s first-place finish in the French championship is perceived to be routine. In nine games, Paris have lost just once and won eight times. The defeat to Rennes in the last round was seen by many as a bit of a misunderstanding, so it is a bit early to talk about the start of a slump.
The defence this season does not look the most reliable. Mauricio Pochettino’s side concedes almost every game (9 goals) and are on a par with Angers, Lorient and Rennes.
As for losses, we absolutely will not see Messi and Neymar, who are involved with their national teams. Marquinhos, Di Maria and Paredes will be absent for the same reason.
Sergio Ramos will not participate due to a leg injury. Navas has suffered a groin injury, and Gianluigi Donnarama will take his place. Bernat and Gabri are also on the sideline. Kurzawa and Draxler are down with the coronavirus.
The buzz around Mbappe, who rejected the Parisians’ latest offer for a contract extension and is already all over Real Madrid.
Angers: Full squad
The Black and Whites have been playing very well this season. At the moment, Angers are in fourth place, with 16 points and one defeat by Nantes (1-4).
On Matchday 9, Angers had to work hard. Metz took the lead throughout the game, and Angers managed to equalize in the second half, scoring the winning goal in the 92nd minute. This win broke the four-match unbeaten streak of Angers.
As for the personnel shortage, the guests have almost no players from the national team and expect a rested squad for the match against Paris. Only Ould Khaled will remain out.
Expert Betting Tips
The home side’s attacking potential in this encounter doesn’t look as threatening as usual. Mbappe can take over the game, but even his efforts may not be enough. Without a large number of key players, Pochettino will opt for a power-saving game. So you can bet on Total Under (3) goals for 1.87.
Angers have not scored against PSG for two consecutive face-offs, but now there is an excellent opportunity to kick a weakened opponent of this level. Without Marquinhos, the centre of defence has lost its reliability, so the visitors’ goal is worth expecting. You can bet on Angers to score - yes for 1.65.
All the cards are stacked for the visitors to score points in this match. A battalion of absent key players from PSG could seriously ease the game for the hosts. And a tough Angers side can take advantage of that. Taking away one point from Paris would be a great result. We suggest betting on a draw for 5.25.