Paris Saint-Germain will host table-topping Nice for their Ligue 1 Matchday 17 clash being favourites to lock all three points at Parc des Princes but winning will not be as easy as it seems.
Nice travel to Paris on Sunday for their clash at Paris Saint-Germain still holding the top spot three points clear of 2nd placed Monaco and four ahead of the Parisians. Les Aiglons have returned to fine form and go into the matchup on the back of three consecutive wins across competitions now hoping they can keep the top of the table by snatching any points at Parc des Princes.
PSG haven’t lost a home match since March and they are big favourites to win at 1/3 with bet365
. However, they have made some slip ups dropping points to Saint-Etienne and Olympique Marseille this season, also coming into the matchup on the back of a mid-week Champions League draw to Ludogorets. We will thus stick our neck out for a draw here at an eye-catching 17/4 with the same bookie, which has attracted support from many value-seekers.
Unai Emery has missed several key players in the midfield including Veratti, Pastore, and Rabiot, and the team have had a troubled start of December. They have suffered a thrashing 3-0 loss at Montpellier last week and went on to earn just a point against Ludogorets on Tuesday through a last-minute equalizer from Angel Di Maria.
The visitors have been rather confident on the road throughout the season, winning six of their last eight away matches. Lucien Favre’s side have bagged at least a goal in all but one match (1-0 loss to Caen) and although PSG have been very consistent at the back we’ll also go for a Yes on Both teams to score at 10/11 with William Hill.
Edinson Cavani has been in an amazing form across competitions and he’ll be our top pick to score anytime at 1/2 with BetVictor
. On the other side, Mario Balotelli has finally returned to the pitch after more than a month and with six goals in six league matches, he’ll certainly play a key role up front (backed to score anytime at an attractive 12/5 with the same bookie). However, we expect Alassane Plea to lead the attacking line and he has caught our eye at generous 3/1 with Ladbrokes
which is more than just a lively longshot!