Table toppers Paris Saint-Germain take their 100% start to the season to Monaco on Sunday night. We thought this game would’ve been a key player in the title race at the beginning of the season, but the hosts are struggling badly right now.
Where and when: Stade Louis II – 11 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Monaco vs. Paris Saint-Germain: BT Sport
Last time: Angel Di Maria started and rounded off the scoring as PSG won 4-0 in the Trophée des Champions at the start of August.
Monaco v Paris Saint-Germain Predictions and Preview
Talk about a tale of two cities. Things could hardly be more different for these two teams heading into Sunday’s game. Monaco are having an absolute shocker, while PSG look unstoppable as they bid to make it back-to-back Ligue 1 titles.
The appointment of Thierry Henry has done little to lift the mood at the Stade Louis II, with the former Monaco player unable to secure his first victory at the helm. Les Rouges et Blancs are second from bottom after 12 games, having already suffered seven defeats. Their solitary victory of the season came in their opening fixture, and it’s all gone downhill from there.
Henry is struggling to get his ideas across to a set of players who he inherited from Leonardo Jardim and seem far from united as a team. It’s a far cry from last season where Monaco finished second in the league, 13 points behind PSG. Incredibly, they’re already 29 points behind the Parisians this term.
|Neymar to score two or more goals||14/5||Offer|
|PSG to win 3-1||19/2||Offer|
|Mbappe to score first||33/10||Offer|
PSG boast a nine-point lead over Montpellier and Lille, while Lyon are a further four back. There don’t seem to be many challengers for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, as their much-vaunted strike force blows away everything that comes before them.
The capital club have smashed in 41 goals so far this term, 19 more than any other team. Kylian Mbappe is leading the way with 11 goals, while Neymar has nine and Edinson Cavani is on five. That’s one more than Monaco’s top scorer, Radamel Falcao.
PSG have won their last seven matches against Monaco, and all the stats and form point towards that becoming eight. The bookmakers certainly seem to think so, with the visitors priced at 17/50 for the victory. You can get 8/1 on Monaco, which is an astonishing price considering they boast home advantage and were the French champions the season before last.
The draw is 5/1, and the hosts would probably snap your hand off for that. Monaco lost 2-1 at home to PSG last season, before taking a 7-1 beating in the return. Plus, Andrea Raggi and Pele are suspended, while Kevin N’Doram and Pietro Pellegri are injured with Stevan Jovetic, Jean-Eudes Aholou and Djibril Sidibe all doubts. Edinson Cavani is a doubt for the visitors.
One to watch for Monaco: Youri Tielemans has three goals so far this season, with each of those the first for his team. Monaco’s penalty taker is available at 17/1 for the first goal on Sunday.
One to watch for PSG: Kylian Mbappe has shown no signs of resting on his laurels after his explosive summer, and notched his 11th goal of the season with PSG’s opener at the weekend. He’s 33/10 to score first.
Long shot: Monaco haven’t failed to score against PSG in their last five Ligue 1 meetings, while the Parisians are averaging over three goals a game this season. The visitors are 19/2 to win 3-1, rising to 30/1 with Mbappe scoring first.