PSG Strives to Keep Winning Streak Alive Against Lowly BastiaPublished January 8, 2016 by Florin P
Bastia reenacts the David vs Goliath fight in its clash with PSG (7:30 p.m UK Time).
PSG is so far ahead in the standings that it is virtually impossible for them to lose the trophy this season, to any of the challengers. The real challenge is to win the Champions League or at least make a deep run in the competition, after suffering untimely eliminations last season. For the time being, they need to focus at the task at hand and the first official game they play in 2016 is the championship match against Bastia.
Cavani and Pastore Sit out with Injuries
When a team has such a commanding lead as PSG does, the focus shifts from winning as many games as possible, to keeping players fit. Unfortunately for the leaders, both Cavani and Pastore have picked up injuries and will be kept on the bench for this fixture.
Without them, they are left with Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi up front and the Argentinian striker scored just two times this season. PSG hopes to start 2016 with a victory in Ligue 1, but they are unlikely to jeopardize the fitness of their players to secure a lopsided win against Bastia.
Bastia Seeks Third Win in a Row
It would be the first time this season that Bastia wins three consecutive games, but they dare not dream of such an outcome. They will field a defensive minded starting formation, fully aware that securing a point in Paris would be regarded as a huge performance.
The head to head record is crushing, with PSG winning 13 out of 15 home games and they are yet to lose a match against Bastia. It’s an impressive performance, but it is worth remembering the fact that just three of those victories were by three or more goals. That’s why it makes perfect sense to take even odds offered by bet365 Sports and back the visitors to cover the +2.5 goals spread.