PSG will be in league action on Wednesday, as they look to end a poor run of form in Ligue 1. Montpellier will be the hosts for this fixture, as they bid to pick up a second straight victory in the French top-flight.
Ligue 1 Preview
Many expected PSG to run away with the Ligue 1 title this term, but the Parisians are struggling to open up a gap between themselves and the chasing pack. PSG come into this fixture with a three-point advantage over Lens, after losing twice in their previous four fixtures in France. Over that period, the Parisians have picked up just a single victory.
The French champions dropped more points in their most recent game in France, as they surrendered a 1-0 advantage over Reims in the final seconds. Neymar had given PSG the lead in that home fixture, but a red card for Marco Verratti allowed Reims back into the game. They made no mistake and stole a point in the final seconds.
Montpellier will have home advantage this week, as they look to record back-to-back victories in the French top-flight. At present, they sit 14th in the overall standings, and are located just five points above the relegation places. However, they showed a fine response after suffering three straight league defeats in their latest fixture, as they recorded a sixth win of the campaign.
It was a fine response by the team on the road, as they scored twice in the final half an hour to seal a 2-0 win against Auxerre. Stephy Mavididi scored both goals in the win, with the opener coming after 62 minutes. The points were then secured with his second effort with just ten minutes remaining on the clock.
Montpellier vs PSG Head to Head
Montpellier has suffered nine defeats in their previous ten fixtures against PSG in Ligue 1. That includes defeats in each of their previous seven. Over their last ten games, Montpellier has allowed an average of 3.7 goals per game. Furthermore, they have lost their previous three home matches against PSG in the league.
Montpellier vs PSG Prediction
It is extremely hard to see Montpellier upsetting the recent form guide between these two sides on Wednesday. PSG may have been in disappointing form since the World Cup, but we expect them to get back on track with a 2-0 win on the road this week.
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