Paris Saint-Germain entertain OGC Nice at Parc des Princes on Friday evening in Ligue 1. A win would take the hosts to the top of the league table. A win for Nice would see them leap-frog PSG into second. We’ve picked out some betting selections which we feel offer great value in this contest.
PSG are a short 4/9 to come away with the three points on Friday night. If you want to back Nice then you can do so at 11/2 with the draw priced up at 18/5. In the Both Teams to Score, the Betfred traders lean towards the Yes with odds of 4/6, whilst No is available at 11/10. The over 2.5 market is also the top choice coming in at 8/15 with the unders a 11/8 shot. No prizes for guessing that Mbappe is the top choice to score anytime at 7/10.
PSG appear to have suffered a blow over the international break as Spain’s Marco Asensio pulled out of his nation’s second Euro 2024 qualifier against Cyprus. The attacker had scored two goals in his last two appearances for the French club heading into the international break.
Nice have no fresh injury concerns heading into Friday night’s clash which will be pleasing for Didier Digard.
PSG and Nice both take pride in the fact that they are still unbeaten in the league but they will each feel that they need to start winning more games than they are drawing. For the hosts, they will notice just how strongly Monaco have started the campaign and will view Friday’s fixture on home soil as an opportunity to apply pressure on Adi Hutter’s side.
PSG and both teams to score (Yes) at 7/4
This will be PSG’s third home league game of the season and so far they have won one and drawn one at Parc des Princes. Any title bid is built on having impeccable form on home turf. No defeats at home so far shows that Luis Enrique’s side are on the right track and they will be raring to go to pick up another three points this weekend.
PSG headed into the international break on a high, posting back-to-back victories against Lens and Lyon, and they will look to keep that momentum against Nice. One thing that is interesting about PSG so far this term is that they have failed to keep a clean sheet in the three league games that they themselves have scored in. Nice themselves have scored in three out of four of their league fixtures thus far, and it feels as though they will be alert to punish any mistakes PSG make.
However, the hosts’ squad, as well as the home atmosphere should be able to get Luis Enrique’s side over the line in this one, especially if star man Kylian Mbappe is on the field.
Randal Kolo Muani to score anytime at 11/8
In the likely absence of Asensio in the false nine role, Luis Enrique may hand striker Randal Kolo Muani his first start for the French giants after his summer transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt.
The forward could thrive playing in attacking three alongside Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele and he certainly won’t be short of service. The Frenchman scored 15 goals in the Bundesliga last year, making him one of the most sought after attackers in Europe.
Luckily for PSG, he only wanted to join them and he will be eager to make his Les Parisiens bow on Friday night. If Asensio is unavailable, it makes perfect sense for Muani to get his first taste of action in the front line and given his impressive numbers last year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him make an instant impact.