Where: Parc des Princes, Paris, FranceWhen: Friday, November 24, 9 pm CET
The big derby of French football opens the 13th round of Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain hosts Monaco, who comes to the French capital searching for a surprise. At the moment, PSG is topping the standings, while Monaco sits third, three points behind the Saints. Both teams are very efficient, and their games provide plenty of goals.
PSG vs. Monaco Preview
The Saints have been more than effective these days. They have six wins in the past seven meetings, with the only loss taking place in the UEFA Champions League in Milan. Other than that, we’ve seen them powerful and confident, netting at least three goals in each of their victories.
Kylian Mbappe leads the way in the top goalscorer race with 13 hits so far. He has more than the following two players in the list combined, which tells a lot about his dominance.
The Saints have been fantastic at home in recent times, posting five straight victories with a combined goal difference of 15-0, which is impressive. Among others, they would beat Dortmund, Marseille, and AC Milan.
The Monégasques are the most entertaining team to watch in France. In 12 games of their Ligue 1 games played, 39 goals occurred. It is an impressive figure, and it’s perfectly natural that the fans enjoy watching this crew.
Monaco’s form is solid, and in the past six meetings, we’ve seen them triumph on four occasions, have one loss and one tie, which was in their previous appearances against Le Havre on the road, 0-0. What is odd is that their latest three encounters all finished with under 2.5 hits.
The results on the road are significantly weaker than those at home. In six Ligue 1 road trips, Monaco has two wins, two ties, and one defeat, with 12 goals scored and 10 goals allowed.
PSG and Monaco Possible Lineups
Paris Saint-Germain: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, L. Hernandez; Ugarte, Vitinha, Lee; Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe
Monaco: Kohn; Singo, Maripan, Magassa; Diatta, Camara, Zakaria, Jakobs; Golovin; Ben Yedder, Balogun
*at the time of writing, these lineups were relevant
PSG vs. Monaco Head to Head Games
Monaco had more success than PSG in their direct meetings last year. The first contest, in Paris, ended with a 1-1 tie, and the second was in Monte Carlo, 3-1 for the hosts.
PSG vs. Monaco Predictions
PSG is in fantastic shape, and we doubt that the international break slowed down the Saints. They are extremely efficient and, on the other side of the pitch, have a team with an attacking mentality whose meetings frequently bring plenty of goals. Our pick for this matchup would be over 2.5 hits, and those willing to take more risk can add both teams to score.
Our verdict: Over 2.5 goals
PSG versus Monaco Odds
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