Paris Saint-Germain vs. AS Monaco: Ligue 1 Game Preview


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Paris Saint-Germain looks to get back in the win column in Ligue 1 play when they host AS Monaco on Sunday. PSG is coming off a 1-1 road draw against Lens last Saturday while AS Monaco beat Metz 4-0 on Sunday. PSG leads the Ligue 1 standings with 42 points in 17 games while AS Monaco is in sixth place with 26 points in 17 games.

The player to watch in this game is Lionel Messi, who scored his first Ligue 1 goal against Nantes on November 20. Messi has played in nine Ligue 1 games and this will be a great opportunity to 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: 1.47
• AS Monaco: 6.20
• Draw: 4.80

• Paris Saint-Germain: -1: 1.74
• AS Monaco: +1: 2.21

• Over 3: 1.85
• Under 3: 2.05

Key Points to Consider

Last 5: Paris Saint-Germain, coming off a 1-1 road draw against Lens last Saturday, have 3 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses in their last 5 Ligue 1 games.

AS Monaco, coming off a 4-0 home win against Metz last Sunday, have 3 draws, 2 wins and 0 losses in their last 5 Ligue 1 games.

Momentum: Paris Saint-Germain has been on a downward trend — with 1 win in their last 3 Ligue 1 games.

Head-to-Head: These two teams last met in Ligue 1 action on February 21 and AS Monaco won 2-0.

Projected Leaders

For Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi has a 53.44 percent chance to score. He averages 3.64 shots overall per sim, 2.2 shots on goal per and 0.76 goals per sim.

For AS Monaco, Kevin Volland has a 12.52 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 0.73 shots overall per sim, 0.45 shots on goal per and 0.13 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

Paris Saint-Germain Moneyline.

Three-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Paris Saint-Germain in this one. Average score in simulations is Paris Saint-Germain 2.34 to AS Monaco 0.5.

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