Ligue 1 frontrunners PSG visit Nantes on Sunday evening boasting an impressive 58 goals at the midway stage of the campaign.
Unai Emery’s squad are in rampant form and show no sign of relenting. The Red and Blues currently hold a nine point lead over closest challengers Monaco and Lyon.
Where and when: Stade de la Beaujoire – 14 January, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Nantes vs. PSG: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Hotshot Edinson Cavani scored either side of the break in a comfortable 2-0 win for the Parisians.
Nantes v PSG Predictions and Preview
The champions elect are in irresistible form, having demolished Rennes 6-1 to reach the last 16 of the French Cup. This was yet another rout and the devastating manner in which the Parisians took apart their opponents was ominous for those both domestically and on the continent.
Emery has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal and Angel Di Maria took his chance with two goals on a rare start. The Argentine has often found himself warming the bench this season but is pushing for inclusion for the trip to Nantes. Di Maria is 13/1 to score last and if the winger does appear late on, his searing pace is likely to ensure he gets opportunities against a weary back line.
With 11 goals and nine assists from 14 appearances, Neymar is almost guaranteed to contribute. The Brazilian has struck up a telepathic link with Kylian Mbappe and the former Barcelona star is 2/1 to net in the first-half. PSG are predictably evens to come away with the spoils on the night even if they opt to shuffle the pack.
For Claudio Ranieri, it will be an opportunity to avenge the 4-1 defeat away in Paris earlier on in the season. The Canaries are in European contention and have shown they can hold their own against the likes of Monaco and Lyon and in Emiliano Sala, have a proven goalscorer in the ranks. Nantes are 19/1 to upset PSG and maintain their stranglehold over Nice in sixth spot.
One to watch for Nantes: Sala has seven goals to his name this season and is his side’s main attacking threat. The Argentine forward is 11/1 to score any time.
One to watch for PSG: Mbappe has kicked-off the New Year in the same vein as the last. The youngster is an eye-catching 7/1 to open the scoring.
Long shot: The Canaries have lost the last five meetings between the teams. Despite the odds being heavily stacked against them, Nantes remain on course to eclipse last term’s seventh place finish and have improved immensely over the last 18 months. A 3-2 win for the hosts is 45-1.