PSG vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
PSG won again at the weekend when they beat Saint Etienne 1-0 away. While it was a good result given that both Neymar and Edinson Cavani are out injured it was also another narrow score. They have won their last 2 league games by the same score and fans are simply used to seeing more goals, however a win is a win.
PSG have 2 games in hand over 2nd placed Lille and one of them will be played on Wednesday when they play in Paris against Montpellier. PSG could go 15 points clear at the top of the league if they win and still have a game more to play.
The team are adapting well to their star strikers being injured and this time Kylian Mbappe stepped up to the plate to get the winning goal. At home PSG still has a 100% record.
Montpellier drew 0-0 with Lille at the weekend which was seen as a decent result given that Lille are in 2nd place. But it was also the clubs 3rd draw in 3 games and 4 in five. They have drawn 11 games this season which has really held the club back.
They have only lost 2 games all season away from home which has been a superb record, but they have only gained 18 points from a possible 36 because of their draws. Still they would welcome a draw away to PSG.
PSG vs Montpellier: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 4-0 to PSG.
Montpellier have not won in Paris since 2010.
3 of the last 8 meetings have ended 0-0.
PSG vs Montpellier: Prediction
PSG are not themselves and are clearly saving their best performances for the Champions League. They are almost into the quarter finals and by that time should have Neymar and Cavani back. They are winning games in Ligue 1 but not convincingly and Montpellier rarely lose games away.
However, this is a long trip for Montpellier from the south of France and we can see PSG easing to a win here. We will back them to be winning at half time because they are big odds on to win this game and we need better value. It is good also to back Mbappe to score since he is the true striker of the team now.
PSG vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Half Time: PSG to be winning at 1.70 (7/10)
Anytime goal scorer: Kylian Mbappe at 1.62 (8/13).