Runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG take on Strasbourg this weekend, with Unai Emery’s side looking to consolidate their 12-point lead in the standings. However, with their opponents coming into the encounter off the back of a win, it could well be closer than many are predicting at the Parc des Princes on Saturday evening.
Ligue 1 – PSG v Strasbourg – Parc des Princes, Paris – Saturday 17th February – 17:00 UK Time
Best Odd of: 1/6 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 13 at PaddyPower
Best Odd of: 45 at Ladbrokes
PSG go head-to-head with Strasbourg this weekend, hoping to earn their 22nd win of the Ligue 1 campaign to date. The hosts have dropped just eight points all season, with Emery and his men already having one hand on the Ligue 1 trophy as a result. Meanwhile, their opponents have risen up the ranks thanks to two victories so far this year, however a shock away win remains hugely unlikely. For those looking to place a bet on this match, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with the home side.
PSG Team News & Form
PSG earned a narrow away win over Toulouse last time around, their third consecutive victory in Ligue 1. The hosts have scored a massive 76 goals so far this season, conceding just 17 goals in the process. However, Unai Emery may well decide to rest some of his star names this weekend following their Champions League clash with Real Madrid, with Neymar Jr a potential absentee. The likes of Angel Di Maria, Giovani Lo Celso and Javier Pastore likely to start at the Parc des Princes.
Strasbourg Team News & Form
Strasbourg defeated Troyes in Ligue 1 over the weekend, lifting them to 13th in the standings, just three points away from a place in the top-half of the standings. Manager Thierry Laurey has seen his side lose 11 times in Ligue 1 already however, conceding 42 goals from their 25 matches. As well as this, the visitors have scored just 30 goals to date, with the emphasis on the likes of Idriss Saadi and Stéphane Bahoken to rediscover their goalscoring form.
Head to Head
The two teams have met just nine times in the past, with PSG having won five of such ties, as well as registering two draws. However, Strasbourg defeated PSG in front of their home fans back in December last year, one of just two Ligue 1 defeats for the league leaders so far this season.
PSG v Strasbourg – Betting Odds and Predictions
Given their standing in the Ligue 1 table and status as the home team this weekend, it comes as little surprise that it is PSG who are the firm favourites for victory in the match odds with major bookmakers. The home side can be backed at odds of 1/6 with Ladbrokes, while those looking to bet on an away success for Strasbourg can find odds of 45/1 with the same bookmaker. Elsewhere, backing striker Edison Cavani to score during the 90 minutes is well worth considering.
Top Betting Tip PSG v Strasbourg
Our top betting tip for the clash between PSG and Strasbourg is to bet on there being over 3.5 goals during the 90 minutes in Paris, which can be found at odds of 4/6 at William Hill.