Montpellier vs PSG – Betting Preview
When they visit Montpellier on Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to get their Ligue 1 season back on track!
Montpellier have recently performed particularly poorly at home, earning just one out of a possible 15 points. With its renowned front three all healthy, PSG should easily win if they can change gears and rediscover exactly who they are meant to be!
The hosts are missing Elye Wahi and Wahbi Khazri, who were both out from Sunday’s 2-0 victory against Auxerre due to suspension.
While Pedro Mendes is dealing with a hamstring issue, Jordan Ferri (who has the flu) is questionable. Long-term injury casualties include Theo Sainte-Luce and Dimitray Bertaud.
In order to retain their lead at the top of the table at just three points, Christophe Galtier’s team lost two points to Stade Reims during the weekend. In addition, they blew a one-goal advantage in stoppage time.
Fortunately for PSG, rivals Lens and Marseille also dropped points, but PSG is aware that, given the tools at their disposal, a run of seven points from a possible 15 is insufficient.
Due to his red card in the 1-1 draw with Stade Reims, Marco Verratti will not play for PSG. The league leaders were ahead of the match until Folarin Balogun, an Arsenal loanee, tied it up in the 96th minute!
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There is still much work to be done if Christophe Galtier’s team hopes to cruise to another Ligue 1 championship despite rumblings of unhappiness over Kylian Mbappe leading PSG against Pays de Cassel in the Coupe de France.
It’s safe to argue that PSG’s recent performance has been erratic, with Sunday’s surprising draw with Stade Reims being the latest in a line of disappointing outcomes. Therefore, it may be comforting that Montpellier have been wildly unpredictable throughout the entire season!
And that is part of the reason why the home side are underdogs in this @ 9.80.
PSG might be in some turbulent form, but they are still the star-studded PSG! They are usually the favourites when they play in Ligue 1, and so is the case again, with market odds standing @ 1.36.
The possibility of a draw and points dropped for PSG, stands @ 6.25.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.48.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.80.
The champions have scored at least twice in each of their last 11 meetings with the underdog hosts, and the market believes that trend will continue!
Expect goals from PSG, and as a product, expect a comfortable win for the team from Paris!