On Friday, there is a very interesting betting offer, with the central match taking place at Parc des Princes, where PSG players will host Monaco. The start of this encounter is scheduled for 9 PM.
PSG: Without a win against Monaco in three consecutive matches!
Last season, PSG clinched another French championship title, with just a one-point lead over second-placed Lens. However, once again, the team failed to make a significant breakthrough in the Champions League, where the Parisians were eliminated in the round of 16 by Bayern, who won both matches. Numerous changes occurred in the French capital at the end of the season, most notably the departures of Messi, Neymar, and Verratti, and Luis Enrique became the new coach. The primary goal, as many times before, will be the Champions League trophy, along with the French championship title, which in previous years was not in question.
At this moment, the team from Parc des Princes is in first place in the league, with a one-point lead over second-placed Nice. Mbappe and his teammates did not start the season as everyone expected, but lately, things have been improving, with the current French champions stringing together five victories in the league and deservedly moving to the top position, noting that Nice is breathing down the Parisians’ neck, but this could change after this round. In the last round, Luis Enrique’s men celebrated a tough away win at Reims, ending the match with a 0:3 score. At home in the league, PSG has played six matches so far, achieving four victories, one draw, but also one defeat, precisely by Nice, who are playing at a very high level at the start of this season.
As for the Champions League, the popular Saints are currently in second place in the group, one point behind the leader Borussia. In the next round, the team from Parc des Princes will host Newcastle at home, and a victory could easily see the French representative secure a place in the knockout phase of the elite competition, which is the primary goal for this part of the season. Unfortunately, in the last round, Enrique’s men were defeated away at Milan, with the match at San Siro ending in a 2:1 victory for the Rossoneri. Finally, for this very important match against Monaco, Luis Enrique will not be able to count on Asensio, Kimpembe, Navas, Mendes, Pereira, and Rico.
Monaco: The team from the principality has recently been quite adept at handling Parisians!
Unfortunately, Monaco did not achieve its primary goal last season, which was, of course, qualifying for the Champions League. It’s disappointing to note that the team from the principality finished the season in sixth place in the table, meaning we won’t see Monaco’s footballers in any European club competition this season. When it was least needed, the former French champions suffered three defeats in the last three rounds, and if we include a draw against Lille at their stadium, we conclude that Monaco could have secured Champions League qualification if they had triumphed in three of the last four matches, which wasn’t so unrealistic considering the schedule was in favor of the team from the Stade Louis II.
Regardless, everyone in the club has turned their focus to the new season, and this time the primary goal will be to make it onto the European stage, although, judging by the start, Monaco could easily get involved in the title race. Currently, the team from the principality is in third place in the table, two points behind second-placed Nice and three points less than the leader PSG, whom Monaco will visit in the premier duel of the 13th round of Ligue 1. In the last round, Adi Hütter’s men only managed a draw in their visit to Le Havre, and that match, against all expectations, ended goalless.
In the last five matches, Monaco has achieved three victories, one loss (an away game against Lille with a 2:0 score), and the aforementioned draw against Le Havre. As for away performances so far, Monaco hasn’t been particularly outstanding, with Hütter’s men achieving two victories, three draws, and one loss in six played matches, with the last away win being over a month and a half ago against Reims.
It’s important to mention that from this season, the third place also leads directly to the Champions League, while the fourth position means qualifying for the elite competition, so we should really expect the team from the principality to end up in one of the top four places in Ligue 1 at the end of the season.
Finally, like Enrique, Hütter also has several problems with absences, as for this match against the Parisians, he won’t be able to count on Boadu, Ben Seghir, Embolo, Salisu, and Henrique.
Our Betting Suggestions
There’s no doubt that we are in for a very interesting match, and it seems most realistic that both teams will score at least one goal each, which is why we advise you to try the Both Teams to Score (GG) bet, for which the bookmaker Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.50.
We remind you that Monaco has not lost to PSG in their last three head-to-head encounters, and something similar could happen tonight, so we boldly recommend you to play the double chance X2 with fantastic odds of 2.60 at Mozzartbet.