Top Three Matchup
PSG are finally on top of the Ligue 1 table for the first time in the 2023-24 season following a five-game winning streak. They’re scoring with ease and Kylian Mbappe managed a hat trick in the Parisians’ last match. On Friday, PSG will take on third-placed Monaco in a blockbuster Ligue 1 clash. Monaco have lost just one of their last six matches and are looking to challenge PSG for the Ligue 1 title this season. As two of Ligue 1’s best teams face off, we’ll check out the PSG Monaco H2H odds and preview the match.
Monaco have gotten the better of Paris Saint-Germain over the last couple of seasons. The PSG Monaco H2H stats show that Monaco have won four of the last six Ligue 1 meetings. Most recently, Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice as Monaco defeated PSG 3-1 back in February. In the reverse fixture last season, these Ligue 1 teams drew 1-1 in Paris.
PSG Scoring in Bunches
Before the international break, PSG scored three goals for a fifth straight Ligue 1 match. They defeated a tough Reims side 3-0 as Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick. Mbappe opened up the scoring just two minutes and 35 seconds into the match on a brilliantly taken volley from an Ousmane Dembele cross.
Although the scoreline suggests a lopsided match, things weren’t always easy for PSG. Gianluigi Donnarumma was forced into a number of saves and Reims outshot PSG 19-14. With the win, the PSG Ligue 1 standings show that the Parisians are in first place in the league. The two-time defending champions are favorites to win Ligue 1 once again and have a stacked roster.
Midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery became the youngest Ligue 1 players to represent France since 1914 when he debuted vs Gibraltar last Saturday and scored 16 minutes in. However, he also sprained his ankle in the match and should be out for the next month. Along with Zaire-Emery, Danilo Pereira, Marco Asensio and Nuno Mendes are injured.
Kohn Stars For Monaco
Philipp Kohn was the hero for Monaco in the scoreless draw at Le Havre a couple weekends ago. The goalkeeper made a bunch of crucial saves, but none bigger than the one he made in stoppage time. Monaco conceded a late penalty and Le Havre’s Samuel Grandsir stepped up to take it. Kohn guessed the right way and made the save on what was the last play of the match.
Monaco have now kept two clean sheets in a row and have conceded just four times in their last five matches. They’re in third place in Ligue 1, just three points behind leaders PSG. Five Monaco players have already scored three or more goals in the league this season. That includes Aleksandr Golovin, Wissam Ben Yedder, Takumi Minamino, Folarin Balogun and Maghnes Akliouche.
Although Monaco are the second-highest scoring team in Ligue 1 this season, they’ve averaged just 1.4 goals per game in their last five matches. Striker Breel Embolo is still out long-term with an ACL injury, along with defender Caio Henrique. Myron Boadu and Eliesse Ben Seghir are doubtful for this one, while Youssouf Fofana is suspended. The Ligue 1 odds price Monaco as +515 underdogs for Friday’s match.
Match Analysis & Odds
Although the recent PSG Monaco H2H results have been dominated by Monaco, PSG are clear favorites for this match. The soccer lines list the hosts at -215 odds to win this match but they’ve only won one of their last four home matches vs Monaco. PSG are currently 4-1-1 at home in Ligue 1 and they’ve scored at least twice in each of their last five home games.
Here, under 3.5 goals display -125 odds, though. Bettors can take PSG -1, -1.5 at -115 odds, while Monaco +1, +1.5 shows -105 odds. This is a match that Monaco are typically motivated for but it is Adi Hutter’s first match vs PSG as the Monegasque club’s coach. At +515 odds, some punters may fancy taking Monaco, as that price corresponds to just a 16.3 percent chance of winning.
A draw comes in at +415 odds here and both teams have already drawn three times in 12 games. Fatigue coming out of the international break could impact both teams and neither manager will get a full week of practice with his players. France play on Tuesday afternoon, so that leaves just two rest days for the likes of Mbappe.