Paris St Germain
20:00 GMT 29 January 2017
It’s the clash of the 2 French heavyweights in match week 22 of the 2016/17 Ligue 1 season. Monaco will make the trip to the French capital hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table. But PSG are a tough team to beat at the Parc des Princes and Monaco must be on their game to beat the French champions. Monaco are current league leaders in Ligue 1 while PSG sit 3rd, 3 points off Monaco with OCG Nice in second, one point ahead of PSG.
Monaco have come out on top in the last two meetings between the sides and won 3-1 in the match against PSG earlier in the season. In the last 14 matches across all competitions there has been 8 draws, with Monaco winning 4, including the last two and PSG picking up only 2 wins.
Head to head matches: Paris St Germain - AS Monaco
|28.08.2016||Ligu||AS Monaco||Paris St Germain||3:1|
|20.03.2016||Ligu||Paris St Germain||AS Monaco||0:2|
With 2 wins and 8 goals in their two Ligue 1 games since the winter break, Monaco won’t be looking to change anything in their side. It’s actually the opposite, if they want to beat PSG then they’ll have to be playing how they have been in recent weeks. There’s only 3 unavailable players for Monaco, Kamil Glik is out with a muscle strain and Nabil Dirar and Adama Traore are both with their national sides at the African Cup of Nations, with Morocco and Mali respectively.
Latest matches in Ligue 1: AS Monaco
|22.01.2017||Ligu||AS Monaco||FC Lorient||4:0||W|
|15.01.2017||Ligu||Olympique Marseille||AS Monaco||1:4||W|
After a few very unconvincing performances recently for PSG, it wouldn’t be a massive surprise if Unai Emery was to change his set-up in order to try to outfox their league rivals. PSG are without 3 midfielders for this one, Julian Draxler, Javier Pastore and Grzegorz Krychowiak all miss out through injury.
Latest matches in Ligue 1: Paris St Germain
|21.01.2017||Ligu||FC Nantes||Paris St Germain||0:2||W|
|14.01.2017||Ligu||Stade Rennes||Paris St Germain||0:1||W|
|21.12.2016||Ligu||Paris St Germain||FC Lorient||5:0||W|
|17.12.2016||Ligu||EA Guingamp||Paris St Germain||2:1||L|
|11.12.2016||Ligu||Paris St Germain||OGC Nice||2:2||D|
It’s a really tough one to call between two really good French sides. Based on home advantage and the sheer amount of world-class players in PSG’s ranks, they’d have to be considered as favourites but as Monaco are top of the table and are scoring at will, they will see themselves as favourites. If one thing is for sure, there will be goals!
29 January 2017 - 20:00 GMT
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