Tip PSG - Montpellier Hsc
Paris Saint-Germain are at home to Montpellier on Friday night when the pair face off in a Ligue 1 clash. PSG are top of the league, which isn't a surprise. However, the perennial French champions have a slender lead. They have 42 points from 20 games, the same tally as second-placed Lille. It is only a superior goal difference that keeps PSG on top. Lyon are not too much further point in third, trailing the pacesetters by two points. Meanwhile, Montpellier have had an average campaign, travelling to this game from the relative banality of 11th place; they are eight points off a European place and 13 points clear of the relegation zone. However, recent form suggests that their average Ligue 1 existence could soon be under threat unless they begin to win games. A 3-2 defeat at home to Monaco last weekend extended their run of games without a win to six, four of which were defeats. This form makes a trip to PSG daunting but the visitors have only lost two of their nine prior away games.
PSG will be without new boss Mauricio Pochettino for this trip due to the Argentinian coach's Covid-19 diagnosis. A 1-0 win at Angers in his absence suggests that PSG will be fine without him. That victory was their seventh match unbeaten in all competitions, five of which have been wins. PSG are strong at home, winning their last four games at the Parc des Princes. Of the previous 38 league games PSG played there, 31 have gone in favour of the capital club. PSG have won their last four home games against Montpellier. We expect another clinical victory. Back against both teams scoring.
Key points PSG - Montpellier Hsc
PSG won their previous four home games against Montpellier.
PSG won their previous four home league matches.
Montpellier failed to win their previous six league fixtures.
PSG kept clean sheets in three of their last four home games.
Conclusion PSG - Montpellier Hsc
It is a tough time for Montpellier to travel to PSG. We expect the hosts to have no sympathy for their visitors, likely winning with a clean sheet. Back against both teams scoring.
PSG Montpellier Hsc Prediction published on January 20, 2021