Paris Saint-Germain vs. Clermont Foot: Ligue 1 Game Preview


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Now that it’s settled that Kylian Mbappe will stay with Paris Saint-Germain for at least one more season, the current Ligue 1 leaders can focus on the road ahead, which includes a visit from the surprising Clermont Foot on Saturday, in what promises to be the most intriguing match in France this weekend. Paris Saint-Germain is coming off a 2-0 road win against Stade de Reims on August 29 while Clermont Foot played to a 2-2 home draw against Metz on August 29. PSG leads the Ligue 1 with 12 points in four games while Clermont Foot is in third place with eight points in four games.

Will Kylian Mbappe play? He injured his calf in the Qatar World Cup European Qualifier game against Bosnia on September 2 and his status for this game is up in the air. Mbappe is playing at a high level, with three goals and two assists in four games this season and his absence would be a big blow but it would likely open the door for Lionel Messi to have his first start for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi played a few minutes against Stade de Reims and this would be a great opportunity so he can get some more playing time and find his rhythm. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Paris Saint-Germain: 1.23
• Clermont Foot: 11.00
• Draw: 6.80

• Paris Saint-Germain: -2: 2.08
• Clermont Foot: +2: 1.84

• Over 3.5: 2.02
• Under 3.5: 1.88

Key Points to Consider

Last 4: Paris Saint-Germain, coming off a 2-0 road win against Stade de Reims on August 29, have 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws in their last 4 Ligue 1 games. Clermont Foot, coming off a 2-2 home draw against Metz on August 29, have 2 draws, 1 win and 0 losses in their last 4 Ligue 1 games.

Momentum: Paris Saint-Germain has been on an upward trend — with 4 wins in their last 4 Ligue 1 games.

Head-to-Head: This will be the first meeting between these two teams.

Projected Leaders

For Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe has a 74.08 percent chance to score. He averages 3.89 shots overall per sim, 2.46 shots on goal per and 1.32 goals per sim.

For Clermont Foot, Mohamed Bayo has a 16.34 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 2.26 shots overall per sim, 0.74 shots on goal per and 0.18 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

The Over.

Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on the Over in this one. Average score in simulations is Paris Saint-Germain 3.26 to Clermont Foot 0.51.

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