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Montpellier Braces for a 90 Minutes Siege When PSG Comes VisitingPublished August 21, 2015 by Florin P
Leading PSG take on last-placed Montpellier in a match they absolutely need to win on the road (7:30 p.m UK Time).
PSG has extended its invincible run to four matches in a row and won both official games played so far in France's Ligue 1. They now travel to Montpellier and are entitled to be optimistic against the team that is mired in a four-game losing streak. The two teams are at the opposite end of form, with the reigning champions being invincible in August, while the hosts struggle to win their first match.
Ibrahimovic Still Mending Injuries
The Swedish striker is still unfit to play and he is unlikely to travel to Montpellier for this fixture, after sustaining an injury. He didn’t play over the weekend, but PSG managed to make his absence go unnoticed, by using a 4-3-3 starting formation. The fact that they play on the road won’t change anything and Blanc is going to use Moura, Cavani and Augustin once again in the offensive.
Against Ajaccio the reigning champions scored twice and kept a clean sheet, with two midfielders sending the ball into the net. Montpellier will have to defend with all lines and pay attention to these players as well as the strikers, while trying to do something about their permeable defensive.
Back-To-Back Defeats for Montpellier
Home pitch advantage didn’t matter the last time Montpellier took on PSG, as the Parisians won twice on the road in 2015 alone. The hosts can count on the support of their fans despite sitting in the last place, but they are not expected to aim for more than one point.
The starting formation will feature a single striker, while the backline will be comprised of five players, in an attempt of reducing the number of goals allowed. Bet365 Sports only offers odds of 9/20 on PSG to win at home, but they very clearly reflect the difference of quality between these two teams.