Two of the biggest teams in France will clash on Saturday evening. PSG will be looking to extend their advantage at the top of the standings after winning their previous two. However, Monaco won’t be overawed coming into this showdown as they have gone five without defeat.
Ligue 1 Preview
PSG finally look to be back on track in Ligue 1 after a wobble following the World Cup break. The Parisians have been able to extend their advantage at the top of the standings to eight points in recent weeks, as they have won back-to-back games. The two sides directly below them in the standings haven’t been able to match that form, as both Marseille and Lens have suffered defeats over the same period.
However, PSG were made to work extremely hard in their previous league fixture, as they battled back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 home success against Toulouse. Lionel Messi scored the eventual winning goal in that fixture, and he looks set to be key once again this weekend given that both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar will be absent.
AS Monaco are typically one of the sides that take a while to get going in Ligue 1, and that has been evident once again this term. However, they look best placed to challenge for a Champions League spot in the second half of the season, as they have gone five without defeat since the restart. They are now just two points off the top three in the standings.
The hosts also come into this fixture after winning each of their previous two. They were extremely professional in their previous fixture, as they picked up a 2-0 win on the road against Clermont Foot. Guilermo Maripan opened the scoring after three minutes, before Breel Embolo wrapped up the points just ten minutes later.
AS Monaco vs PSG Head to Head
PSG has picked up just a single victory in the previous five matches between these sides in Ligue 1. That win was achieved in Paris in December 2021. Monaco is unbeaten in their previous two, which includes a 3-0 win in this exact fixture last term. The previous meeting this season ended in a 1-1 draw.
AS Monaco vs PSG Prediction
The injury problems are mounting for PSG ahead of a big week of fixtures both at home and in Europe. Monaco could cause problems for the reigning champions this weekend, and we could see them landing a third straight win.
Make sure to bet on AS Monaco vs PSG with 22Bet!