Friday night’s Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier HSC at the Parc des Princes may see the French team win five straight games in all competitions. Last time out, Luis Enrique’s team defeated Les Pirates 3-2 by fending off a late Brest comeback, while their visitors won the Occitanie derby by scoring three goals against Toulouse without a response.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier
If PSG defeats Montpellier on Friday, they will take the lead in Ligue 1. Their guests are in 11th place, and they are in second place in the standings, one point behind Nice. This new season ought to have started off better for the Parisians. Only three of their first eight league games were victories, and they suffered a home loss to Nice.
And there was that awful Champions League away loss to Newcastle United, 4-1. Was it because of the upheaval in the summertime? The Red-and-Blues’ defeat at Newcastle was a turning point in their season, as they have subsequently won four straight. They’ve scored three goals in each of those victories, and they now have an opportunity to top the Ligue 1 table.
With a game remaining, Montpellier starts the weekend four points behind PSG but ten points ahead of the final European qualifying spot. They have defeated Toulouse at home and Lorient away in their previous two league games, but both of those opponents are currently having difficulty.
This season, Montpellier has played five away league games; they have won two of them, lost four, and drawn one. They have only triumphed once in the last four away league games against PSG, and they have some unpleasant recollections of those encounters. With 27 goals given up, their last seven visits have all been losses.
PSG has won four straight games after suffering a 4-1 loss at Newcastle, and they have a chance to win five straight when Montpellier comes to the French capital on Friday.
With a win on Friday, the Paris team can take the lead in Ligue 1—at least momentarily—and they ought to be able to take full advantage of the chance. Because these two teams typically have high-scoring matches, it seems wise to back a home win and over 3.5 goals as the main wager.
With an average of 2.3 goals per game, PSG leads Ligue 1 and has scored precisely three goals in each of their last four games.
But MHSC has also been a potent offensive force, averaging 1.7 goals per game. They also scored three goals in their two league encounters with PSG last season, both of which were losses, so the visitors have the opportunity to score more goals as well.
This season, Les Parisiens have only lost once at home in all competitions, and they have won their past four home games with consecutive clean sheets. They are heavy favorites going into the contest, having won their last four games in all competitions.
Tip: PSG to Win / Over 3.5 Goals
PSG to win – ✅
Over 3.5 Goals – ❌
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