This Friday Ligue 1 presents you with a quite interesting game, PSG vs Montpellier and Betfair has the best odds on the market. Montpellier is on the 7th place in Ligue 1 standing table and is 4 points short of a place in Europe. Last year’s champions were held at 1-1 draw by already relegated Troyes, even though they should have fought back after a previous loss against Nice.
Paris Saint Germain is the team with the best performance on home field, which should give them at least a virtual advantage, but their draw with St.Ettiene on Sunday as well as the inability to hold onto a 2 goals lead, raised some question and memories fans were ready to forget. This PSG looked tired, like in the beginning of the season, when they were struggling to find a way to work together, and Ibrahimovic was the man with the goal.
Squad-wise, Montpellier welcomes back Remy Cabella, one of their best players, who resumed training on Monday after suffering from an injury since February. On the other hand, Cyril Jeunechamp and Romain Pitau are suspended for the game against PSG, who don’t seem to have any major squad problems, apart from M. Verratti, J. Ménez and Thiago Motta all out with injuries. Granted their defense has always been one of the strongest, but sometimes the inability to “close the gates” could much more than needed drama.
In their last seven head to head games PSG managed to win just once, Montpellier celebrated the victory twice and the rest of the games ended in a draw. The teams are separated by a total of 13 points and while PSG is struggling to gather points and distance themselves from Lyon, Montpellier is on their final run for a place in Europe. With 17 cleans sheets this season, as well as only 7 losses so far, PSG seem as the most likely winner, but the defending Champions have only 10 losses this season, so statistically wise the teams are not that much further apart.
Some of the best Ligue 1 odds are on Betfair, and I’m going to bet 5 units on PSG at the same bookmaker.