Paris Saint-Germain will aim to maintain their unbeaten start to the season as they travel to Nantes for a Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the Ligue 1 action.
Nantes: The Same Mid-Table Side
With Ligue 1 reducing to 18 teams from the 2023/2024 campaign, the fight to avoid the drop to the second tier will be fiercer than ever, with the bottom four all relegated and no playoffs. That’s not necessarily related to Nantes, who is languishing in the middle of the table with no relegation stress.
They’ve won just one in five games this term, at home against Toulouse, and they are sitting 10th in the standings after picking up six points. This season looks to be dominated by draw games, with three of them in five matches, including a midweek clash against Strasbourg.
It’s important to note that last year Nantes impressively managed to win the Coupe De France beating Nice 1-0 in the final. That’s why, before kicking off their domestic league, they played PSG in the Super Cup, losing 4-0 with Leo Messi contributing on the scoresheet and Neymar scoring a brace.
Ahead of Saturday’s game, Antoine Kombouare’s side will take confidence from the fact that they are unbeaten in their opening two home games, but the French giants are coming to town, so if you’re betting online, don’t rush to back the hosts. Yes, they are a decent side, but they don’t have the necessary weapons to fight PSG’s goal machinery.
Paris Saint-Germain: Objective Champions League
PSG have been head and shoulders above everyone else in Ligue 1 and are unbeaten after five matches. They have scored 21 goals so far this season and look ready to win another domestic title. But their main objective is not that. Winning the Champions League is their dream, and they will once again fight for the trophy, but the lack of intensity in the league is causing problems in Europe’s most important competition.
PSG can win their league even if they don’t play their best football, so teams like Nantes should be worried about their goalscoring form. Basically, this match is the perfect training opportunity before their Champions League fixture against Juventus. Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi have both impressed, but Neymar has been the standout player for the Parisians, scoring in every match this season.
The Parisians stumbled slightly as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Monaco. However, they bounced back in fine style on Wednesday, claiming a 3-0 victory at Toulouse, and we expect them to extend their winning streak. The midweek victory leaves PSG at the top of Ligue 1, but they are being matched by Lens and Marseille, who also have 13 points to their name. They will be unable to call upon the services of Presnel Kimpembe and Pablo Sarabia due to injury issues. Carlos Soler and Fabian Ruiz have recently joined PSG, and the new signings could be included in the squad, although they are not expected to start in Saturday’s encounter. PSG should do a number on Nantes, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Nantes vs PSG Head-to-Head
PSG has a 34-9 advantage with nine draws from 54 previous matches with Nantes. The Parisians have already beaten Nantes this season, claiming a 4-0 victory in the French Super Cup with Neymar netting a brace. Surprisingly, Nantes managed to win their last mutual encounter at this venue beating PSG 3-1. The visitors have scored 15 goals in three away matches this term. We’ve seen at least three goals on the scoresheet in each of the last six head-to-heads between the two sides.
Nantes vs PSG Match Information
- Game: FC Nantes (1-3-1) vs PSG (4-1-0)
- Location: Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes)
- Day/Time: Saturday, September 3rd, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Nantes vs PSG Live Stream: fubo.tv
Nantes vs PSG Betting Lines
|FC Nantes||+1½ +110||+850||3½Evo||½-145o
|Paris St Germain||-1½ -140||-365||3½-130u||2½-110o
Nantes vs PSG Predictions
As expected, the visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -365 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 3½.
PSG is more than able to cover the goal line on their own and score at least four times, but we don’t like the odds on that. Although we anticipate Saturday’s encounter to be closer than the Super Cup clash played on a neutral venue, we still expect PSG to show their power and have enough quality to cover the spread. It’s essential for them to approach the UCL clash against Juventus with a domestic win.