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Ligue 1 – Paris Saint-Germain face Montpellier

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PSG at home against Montpellier – Saturday – 9:00pm GMT – The Parc des Princes.

Leaders PSG are currently nine·places higher than their opponents Montpellier, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and tenth positions respectively.

League leaders Paris Saint-Germain will seek to win every game, this game is no exception

Can PSG make it three out of three, having turned over FC Metz 1-2 and Lyon 2-1 in their last two games?

With 21 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the Ligue 1 having won seven fixtures.

When PSG host Montpellier, they will do so on the back of three victories on their own ground.

Paris Saint-Germain will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 24 points and keep their momentum going forward.

PSG’s squad will likely be depleted of six of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Montpellier go into this meeting with nine points secured

Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Oliver Dall’Oglio won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.

Montpellier seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two matches. Their position is tenth in the League, and they have nine points having won two matches, drawn three games, and lost two fixtures.

Montpellier will travel to PSG with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two darts.

A win in this fixture would take Montpellier’s points to 12 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

Montpellier have a good scoring record this season, with 15 netted so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Valere Germain (3), Stephy Mavididi (2), and Teji Savanier (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Montpellier so far, having conceded 13 goals in their last matches so far.

It is likely that five key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Oliver Dall’Oglio and his Montpellier team.

Paris Saint-Germain v Montpellier – Head-to-Head.

PSG and Montpellier have faced each other 50 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in PSG’s favour (21 – 13). Further, PSG recent form against Montpellier has been outstanding, winning on three out of the last four meetings. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw. As we can see both teams have scored in the last match between these teams and the likelihood of both sides scoring on Saturday is rated at 59.52%.

The probability of a PSG win is 81.3 percent.

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