The reigning champions are looking for the first win in three games, and here you can see the Ligue 1 Montpellier vs. PSG Preview and check out the latest news and stats.
Montpellier Recent Form & Team News
Four consecutive Ligue 1 wins has in-form Montpellier on the verge of five in a row for the first time since February 2010. They’re large outsiders here against a faltering PSG side though, but have won three of their last four L1 home matches when starting as an underdog, and are unbeaten in three of the previous four top-flight H2Hs held here (W2, D1, L1).
The last two home H2Hs witnessed both teams score and over 3.5 goals, and considering Montpellier’s L1 home matches this term have featured a joint-league high 4.0 goals, there could be more of the same here. In fact, five of their six home games have seen goals in both halves (W4, L2), whilst the last two produced over 2.5 first-half goals.
Andy Delort has scored three goals across Montpellier’s last three games, and scored in his side’s last win over PSG. However, he will be out of this clash after being tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in three months.
PSG Recent Form & Team News
PSG’s three Ligue 1 defeats already this season is the same tally – or more – than six of their past eight top-flight campaigns, but with less than one-third of the season played so far. Fault can’t be directed solely at their attack, which has netted a league-high 2.5 goals per match, or their defense, which has conceded a joint-league low 0.67 goals per match. Complacency however seems to be the main culprit, with PSG forfeiting a lead – and five points – in their last two L1 games (D1, L1).
The visitors have shown quality on the road though, winning four of their six L1 trips ‘to nil’ and by a 2+ goal margin. Although that’s something they’ve achieved here in the top flight just once since 1997/98.
Players to watch: Kylian Mbappé scored in the last two H2Hs, as well as PSG’s previous three L1 away games – twice grabbing the opener.
Hot stat: There’s been 2+ goals in each half in four of the last five H2Hs.
Thomas Tuchel will be without Juan Bernat (knee), Julian Draxler (thigh), and Pablo Sarabia (muscle).
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