PSG and Monaco Square off in Potential Ligue 1 Title DeciderPublished January 29, 2017 by Florin P
The ultimate French derby pits reigning champions PSG against current leaders Monaco (8:00 p.m UK Time).
The reigning champions have significantly reduced the gap separating them from leading Monaco. A victory in Paris will allow them to tie their southern rivals for the lead and make the remaining grounds even more exciting. Nice is anxiously waiting to see what happens at Parc de Princes and will be rooting for a draw that could bring them back on top. This is the one result that the two teams can’t accept.
Flawless Winning Streak for PSG
The home side is counting on its stellar form ahead of this potentially decisive fixture against Monaco. They won the last game in 2016 and all five matches this year, but none of them were as important as this one. The most impressive part is that the reigning champions have managed to keep a clean sheet in each and every of these victories.
Against Monaco, PSG needs to harbor the same attitude that brought them success over the last couple of years. For the first time in a long while, the hosts are entitled to be concerned about what the visitors will throw at them. Monaco is deadly on counterattack and PSG needs to take an early lead to be comfortable.
Back-To-Back Victories for Monaco
The visitors managed to win both games against PSG last year, including a shocking victory in Paris. They have an even better squad today, which explains their enthusiasm ahead of this stuff fixture. Under normal circumstances, Monaco would settle for a draw, but Nice is breathing down their neck and a point won’t be enough.
The stage is set for an epic confrontation between the best two teams in the French first division. Football fans can expect a great match between these offensive sides, but punters should back the hosts. Bet365 sports will provide them with odds of 7/10 which is a tempting proposition given their form in 2017.