France: Ligue 1
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
During the central meeting of 14th round of the current championship of France two most successful teams of the Ligue 1 have met in Monaco. In case of possible success of the Monegasques the further intrigue of the champion’s race will have been saved.
But the defending champion of France has lost to a stronger rival – PSG (1:2). And even the first round of the current season is not finished but with thus defeat of the hosts of Louis II the champion’s race has definitely lost its sharpness.
The tournament position of the leaders
After the victory over Monaco the team of Unai Emery had increased the number of gained points up to 9:
PSG - 38, Olympique lyonnais - 29, Monaco - 29, Marseille - 28, Nantes - 23...
The same situation is observed at the EPL where in the 2nd half of the season Manchester City will be moving towards the new champion’s title all alone. It is obvious that the teams of Josep Guardiola and Unai Emery are now the bright favorites of the current championship of the Champions League.
Training prior the Munich battle
But PSG unlike Manchester City has not yet solved its main task of the first half of the season. We speak, of course, about the status of the winner of its Champions League’s group where the only possible rival for PSG is Bayern Munich.
The decisive battle between the teams of Jupp Heynckes and Unai Emery will be held on the 5th of December at Allianz Arena. And the vice-champion of France with be pleased even with the defeat with the 2 goals’ difference …
At first thought, the question of possible championship of PSG at group tournament is quite an achievable goal. But, nevertheless, the recent fiasco of the team of Unai Emery during the previous Champions League’s tournament (1:6 at Camp Nou against Barcelona) is not forgotten by anyone. And that is why, PSG is very concerned about the forthcoming match in Munich.
And now the leader will spend the home calendar match against the recent debutant of elite division.
PSG – 1.05, draw – 17.00, Troyes –34.00;
tip: Both teams to score NO - odds 1.67 Betfair