In Ligue 1 the next weekend will be the 22nd day and some exciting games are waiting for us. The real highlights will be held on Sunday when OGC Nice (2) meet with AS Guingamp (5) and Paris Saint Germain (3) on AS Monaco (1). In this article, we will discuss the top game between Paris and Monaco, which will be kicked off at 9 pm at the Parc des Princes. With a victory, PSG could score points with Monaco, but it will not be enough for the table lead, as Monaco currently has by far the best offensive in the league and is completely deserved in the first place.
Paris Saint Germain plays a rather untypical season and is unexpectedly not at the table top. There, the Unai Emery’s elf wants to go back as soon as possible. For this, a victory must also be made against the current table leader on Sunday. The current home match is positive, because none of the last five league games in the Prinzenpark have been lost. After three victories in a series (all to zero), it was enough at home against the OGC Nice only to a 2-2 draw. Here, the Emery-Elf has proven a real morale after a 2-goal deficit at the half-time and scored the absolutely deserved compensation with two goals from Edinson Cavani. In their last home match, Paris sent Lorient FC 5-0 on the way home. Last weekend, PSG was a guest at FC Nantes and won 2-0. The two goals scored no other than Edinson Cavani, who with now 20 goals the absolute top scorer of the Ligue 1 is. During the week, PSG still played in the semi-final of the Coupe de la Ligue against Girondins Bordeaux and made a clear 4-1 win.
In order to achieve the desired championship in the league, the current transfer phase already had a good deal of money in hand. In addition to Julian Draxler, Goncalo Guedes from Benfica Lisbon was still in the week. While Draxler was able to complete his first game for the reigning champion, it is more than questionable for me whether Guedes will be able to compete right next to Cavani on the weekend. It is certain that Serge Aurier and Grzegorz Krychowiak are not part of the game. It is also unlikely that Jese and Javier Pastore will be able to compete with each other and that they will not be able to run.
The AS Monaco with its offensive football not only the French. In the 21 games of the Ligue 1, Monegassen scored a total of 64 goals, leaving only 21 contenders. This type of football is rewarded with 48 points and the table lead. It is now the same in the upcoming game against the reigning champions and title favorites to defend. If this is the case, the team of coach Leonardo Jardim might already be able to reach a small preliminary decision in the current title race. The form is true. Of the last five away matches, none were lost. While Lorenzo (3-0) and Girondins Bordeaux (4-0) were both victorious against AS Saint-Étienne and Dijon FCO, they were only 1: 1. In the last away match, the Jardim team went to Olympique Marseille and won 4-1. The goals for Monaco were scored by Thomas Lemar, Falcao and Bernardo Silva. Last weekend the Monegassen welcomed FC Lorient in the Principality. After two double packs by Gabriel Boschilia and Valère Germain, it was 4-0 after 90 minutes. In the week, the AS Monaco also entered the Coupe de la Ligue and won against the AS Nancy just 1: 0. Falcao scored the goal of the day, with 12 goals in the league and five goals in the national and international cup games of the top scorers of the Monegassen. In addition to Falcao, coach Leonardo Jardim with Guido Carrillo, Valère Germain, Thomas Lemar and Gabriel Boschilia will also have four other players who are among the Top 10 top scorers and have already scored six or more goals in Ligue 1 Matches). And the five will be on the pitch, just like the rest of the regular players, while Nabil Dirar and Adama Traore are still at the Africa Cup.
PSG – Monaco, Tip & Conclusion – 29.01.2017
The last two direct clashes of the two teams have made Monaco decide for themselves. While Paris were home to a 2-0 defeat at home last March, the Emery team came in 1: 3 at the Monegasse in August. Nevertheless, PSG is a clear favorite among the betting providers. For betting on the reigning champion, there are quite interesting odds up to 1.67.