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The Ligue 1 meeting at Stade Louis II on Friday will see hosts Monaco welcome PSG.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Monaco v PSG are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Monaco will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Ligue 1 success versus Nice.
In that game, Monaco had 38% possession and 15 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Monaco, goals were scored by Axel Disasi (23') and Sofiane Diop (53'). OGC Nice had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Pierre Lees-Melou (69') scored for Nice.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Monaco haven’t conceded. In fact, Les Rouge et Blanc have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals in the process. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend shall be replicated here in this match.
Pre-game facts show that Monaco:
- have not won against Paris Saint-Germain in their last 7 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
PSG will go into this encounter following on from a 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Rennes in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain managed 48% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Paris Saint-Germain, goals were scored by Moise Kean (11') and Ángel Di María (21', 73'). For their opponents, Stade Rennais FC got 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, Paris Saint-Germain have bagged a tally of 14 goals. Les Rouge-et-Bleu have also scored on each one of those occasions. During that period, they have seen 4 goals go into their own net.
Leading up to this clash, Paris Saint-Germain:
- haven't been beaten by Monaco when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs going back to 26/11/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Monaco. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories at all while PSG have just been too good for them, getting wins in 83 per cent of those matches played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 30 overall which averages out at 5 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 15 on 15/01/2020 when the final score was Monaco 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain.
In that game, Monaco had 41% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Tiemoué Bakayoko (87').
At the other end, Paris Saint-Germain had 17 shots on goal with 12 on target. Kylian Mbappé (24', 91'), Neymar Jr (45') and Pablo Sarabia (72') scored.
The referee was François Letexier.
Team News: Monaco
Pietro Pellegri (Unknown Injury) and Benjamin Lecomte (Hand Injury) aren’t available for Monaco boss Niko Kovač. Ruben Aguilar will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: PSG
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has to choose a team with limited availability. Mauro Icardi (Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury), Moise Kean (Muscular problems), Julian Draxler (Hamstring Injury), Marco Verratti (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Thilo Kehrer (Surgery) and Juan Bernat (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
Our thinking is that PSG should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Monaco might well find it difficult to score but we do see them converting at least once here.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a controlled 1-3 margin for PSG when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 6
🔑 Star Player: Wissam Ben Yedder
Regularly played in the Striker position, Wissam Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Toulouse in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 10 appearances.