Paris Saint-Germain defeated Metz back on Wednesday, and now they have the same number of points as Monaco, but with one big difference. The team from Monte Carlo has one game less, and that represents, currently, a significant advantage for them.
The team from the French capital has to keep on winning, in order to stay in the race for the French championship.
They will face Montpellier who is 8 points above the relegation zone with five rounds until the end of the season. They have improved their form recently and caught the last chance for survival in Ligue 1.
Paris Saint-Germain was saved by Blaise Matuidi who scored a late winner against Metz. The member of a French national team brought an eruption of joy in the third minute of injury time and eventually if everything goes well for PSG, this could be the decisive moment of the season.
But first, they have to win tonight. The hosts are in a fantastic form when playing at Parc des Princes. They have 23 games without losing in the entire season. In 16 games this season, played in the national championship, they have recorded 11 victories, and 5 draws, and they have conceded only 6 goals, which is by far best record when comparing to the other teams. We can easily say that they are one of the most dominant teams in the whole Europe considering performances at home ground. In the last 10 matches overall they have just one draw and nine wins.
Meanwhile, Montpellier has just one thing on their mind, and that is to stay in the elite French competition. The two most recent victories over Lorient and Caen, brought them closer to that goal and they are currently safe, but they have to win at least two games until the end of the season to be 100% sure. This is not one of them. Why?
They have the third-worst record in the league when looking only away games. 10 defeats, 4 draws and only 2 wins. But we have to add one pretty important fact, and that is that those two victories came in the last 4 away matches.
Paris Saint-Germain will have one additional motive before this game. In the first part of the season, Montpellier smashed them with a 3-0 win. But that is not all. In the last two games played in Paris, Montpellier didn't lose, as both games finished 0-0.
Julian Draxler, Thomas Meunier, Adrien Rabiot and Layvin Kurzawa will not play for the home team tonight.
Daniel Congre, Jonathan Ligali, and Cedric Mongongu will not be available for Montpellier.
Despite their head to head matches recently, the visiting team has nothing to look and hope for at Parc des Princes. A high and convincing win is expected, and anything else but two goals margin victory by Paris Saint-Germain will be treated as a huge surprise. Also, we advise you to play Over 1.5 goals in first half, because it is often seen in Paris. These are the safe bets for today, and you don't want to miss them.