AS Saint Etienne
Paris St Germain
20:00 GMT 17 February 2019
It once again looks as though the Ligue 1 title race is all-but-over at the halfway stage as PSG are 10 points clear at the top with at least two games in hand on the sides below them. They face Champions League-chasing St Etienne on Sunday evening.
St Etienne have struggled in their matches against PSG in the last few years and haven’t beaten the champions in their last 12 attempts in the league. They were battered in their meeting earlier this season as three second-half goals handed PSG a 4-0 win. Sunday’s hosts have lost by at least three goals in three of the last four fixtures against PSG.
An unlikely win for the home side would see them leapfrog 4th-placed Marseille in the table and only Valentin Vida is out for them, giving them their best possible chance of a good result.
Latest matches: AS Saint Etienne
|13.02.2019||Ligu||AS Saint Etienne||Racing Strasbourg||2:1||W|
|10.02.2019||Ligu||Stade Rennes||AS Saint Etienne||3:0||L|
|30.01.2019||Ligu||FC Nantes||AS Saint Etienne||1:1||D|
|23.01.2019||Coup||AS Saint Etienne||Dijon FCO||3:6||L|
|20.01.2019||Ligu||AS Saint Etienne||Olympique Lyon||1:2||L|
All PSG can do is extend their lead at the top even further but their focus is also on winning their first Champions League. Marco Veratti is suspended while Cavani and Neymar are still injured. They’re joined by Thomas Meunier and Eric Choupo-Moting on the sidelines.
Latest matches: Paris St Germain
|12.02.2019||UEFA||Manchester United||Paris St Germain||0:2||W|
|09.02.2019||Ligu||Paris St Germain||FC Girondins Bordeaux||1:0||W|
|06.02.2019||Coup||Villefranche Sur Saone||Paris St Germain||0:3||W|
|03.02.2019||Ligu||Olympique Lyon||Paris St Germain||2:1||L|
|27.01.2019||Ligu||Paris St Germain||Stade Rennes||4:1||W|
Even though St Etienne will be happy with their season so far, even their biggest supporter won’t expect them to come away with any points on Sunday. PSG are undoubtedly favourites and over 2.5 goals have come in four of the last five games for both teams. Therefore, backing PSG to win and over 2.5 goals might be wise.
17 February 2019 - 20:00 GMT
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