The Derby of France Comes Early as Monaco Welcomes PSGPublished August 30, 2015 by Florin P
Struggling Monaco braces for PSG visit this Sunday (8:00 p.m UK Time)
PSG managed to extend its winning streak to five consecutive games and the most impressive part is that they kept a clean sheet in each of these fixtures. They will be hard-pressed to achieve something similar in Monaco, against a team that scored in all but one of the last 6 games. The two teams are top favorites for winning the trophy this season and this match can have serious consequences for the losing team
PSG Misses Key Players Ahead of French Derby
PSG already has a slight advantage over Monaco and they can use this match as a wedge, to further expand the gap separating them from the runners-up. Winning on the road will mean a great deal for the reigning champions, but if they are to win they’ll have to do it without Ibrahimovic, Verratti and di Maria.
All three players serve important roles up front, with the Swedish striker being by far the most important footballer in their rotation. Somehow, PSG found a way of winning match after match, but they got away with narrow margin victories against mediocre opponents. This fixture would represent a serious test for the visitors, as they take on their most serious rivals.
Monaco Cherishes Head to Head Record
The home side will be without two Portuguese midfielders, as both Costa and Moutinho are unfit to play, after sustaining injuries. They can be replaced and their absence should go unnoticed at least when it comes to offensive plays. Monaco doesn’t miss any strikers and the backline is intact, so they should be able to defend effectively while exercising some pressure on PSG.
Prior to losing the French Super Cup to PSG, Monaco managed to avoid defeat in six consecutive games, three times at home and three times on the road. That’s why, bet365 sports is willing to offer such generous odds of 1/1 on the visitors to prevail in Monte Carlo.