France: Ligue 1
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
For the recent years Monegasques are the main rivals for PSG in the battle for the champions’ title. And according to the results of the last season the team of Leonardo Jardim has managed to go around the hosts of the Parc des Princes and to become the best club of France.
And now two first positions are taken by PSG (35 points) and Monaco (29). And that is why the forthcoming battle at Louis II Stadium is called the central match of the whole first round.
Monaco (the head coach Leonardo Jardim)
But, to tell the truth, practically with every round the distance in points between two initially favorites is getting more and more deeper. And this fact is not surprising. Last summer the Monegasques had initiated a great sellout of their best football players. And as a result, it turned out that they don’t have an adequate substitution for Bernardo Silva, Kylian Mbappé, Nabil Dirar and Tiemoué Bakayoko.
PSG (the head coach Unai Emery)
As a result of such sellout is the fat that according to the results of 5 rounds of the group stage of the Champions League Monaco became the main underdog of its quartet and lost even small chances to fight for the place at the Europe League.
But the main rival of the champion once again has strengthened its squad and became the participant of the first Champions League’s round of play-off. Also the leadership of the team of Unai Emery at the national champion is doubtless.
This time the match of PSG and the Monegasques is like the match of the bright super club and the middle level team. And that is why, despite the status of an away match the final victory of PSG according to the experts is one of the most probable option. But the team of Leonardo Jardim will fight like a lion at its home arena.
Monaco – 5.25, draw – 4.75, PSG – 1.55;
Our tip: PSG (Asian Handicap -1) - odds 1.68 Pinnacle