PSG Return to Domestic Duty after Failing to Win the Champions LeaguePublished August 29, 2020 by Florin P
Rennes and PSG are expected to pick up valuable points in the new Ligue 1 season, with Rangers aiming for another victory without goal allowed.
The Champions League final failed to produce the result PSG players and fans were hoping for, so they need to start from scratch. Ligue 1 started last week but the reigning champions only play this Saturday against the newly promoted team. Elsewhere, Rangers will be aiming for another victory in the Scottish Premier League that will help them consolidate their position at the top of the standings.
PSG Travel to Newly Promoted Lens for Ligue 1 Fixture
Lens are back in the French first division after a lengthy break and hope to replicate their success from the early 2000. The season even started as expected, with a late defeat suffered at the hands of Nice, but they were overall the better team. This time they will play defensive football in spite of playing at home, as they will perform on an empty stadium against the best team in France.
The odds of avoiding defeat our slim and the hosts are priced at 10/1 by 888 Sport, with 5/1 for a draw. PSG players will have a hard time focusing on this match after losing the Champions League, but they should prevail nonetheless. Fatigue shouldn’t be a big problem and PSG should be able to win easily, the outcome priced at 1/4 by the same bookie.
Rennes Hope to Extend Dominance over Montpellier
Rennes had to settle for a single point in the opening round against Lille, in a match played mostly with only 10 footballers on the field. For this match against Montpellier, they will need to maintain their composure and avoid picking up red cards, to win the first match of the season. The head to head record favors Rennes who are also favorites at bet365 Sports, with odds of 19/20. Montpellier are traditionally a poor traveling team, who have had little success against this opponent, hence the odds of 3/1.
Rangers Aim for another Clean Sheet against Hamilton
Rangers are still at the top of the standings in spite of finishing one match undecided, but they will need to win on Saturday to stay there. That’s because Celtic has two games in hand and a single draw the season, so there’s no room for error in the match against Hamilton. Rangers are yet to concede a goal and are unlikely to allow one against the lonely, defensive minded opponent. They play on the road but are overwhelming favorites, as reflected by the odds of 3/20, whereas the hosts are priced at 14/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, August 25 at 12 pm UK time.