PSG vs Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Parc Des Princes, Paris.
Saint Etienne are unbeaten in four Ligue 1 game so far, but their thread will be in great danger on Friday evening when they are to play the only other undefeated side in the competition away at Parc Des Princes.
The reigning champions entered the new season as massive favourites to defend the crown and they expectedly got off to a super strong start winning each of four opening affairs with ease under the new manager Thomas Tuchel.
PSG bagged three or more goals in each of four games so far and their star-studded attacking line will no doubts represent a massive challenge for the best defensive line in the league after four rounds.
Les Verts shipped only two goals so far, but they haven’t been quite prolific at the other end, though, netting three in total. Jean-Louis Gasset’s troops actually drew three and won just one of four games and they head into this off the back of consecutive goalless draws to Montpellier and Amiens.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne: Head-to-head
Les Parisiens completely dominate this match-up over the history.
PSG won 12 and drew 2 of last 14 meetings with Les Verts.
However, the previous H2H clash between these two sides saw a 1-1 draw in early-April at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
The hosts are obviously massive favourites against any team in the league and we’d be very surprised to see anything else but a comprehensive victory for Tuchel’s side here.
Saint-Etienne could potentially be a threat on the home patch, but it’s really hard to see them doing much away at Parc Des Princes where they lost 3-0 in the previous term of Ligue 1.
Tuchel will be without Kurzawa, Dani Alves and Verratti, but he has a wide choice of world-class options in his ranks meaning such absences should not be noticed at all on the occasion.
The Parisienne’s defensive line did reveal signs of vulnerability allowing at least a goal in each of last three matches, but Saint-Etienne’s visit should give Les Parisiens a chance to keep a clean sheet given the visitors did not score in last two league outings.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
PSG to keep a clean sheet @ 1.75 (3/4)
HT/FT PSG/PSG @ 1.60 (3/5).