PSG will have a great chance to maintain their perfect record at the start of the 2022/23 Ligue 1 season when they host Nice on Matchday 9. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the Ligue 1 action.
Paris Saint Germain: Firing on All Cylinders
The reigning champions are yet to make a mistake this season, even after playing five league outings on the road. With seven wins, a draw, and 26 goals scored so far, PSG is leading the standings in the French top-flight league. They are just two points above Marseille, so this is a must-win for the French giants.
Since going down 1-0 to Lille in the 2020/21 season, with Christophe Galtier in charge of the opposition back then, PSG has strung together a 25-game unbeaten run on home soil in Ligue 1. So Nice’s defenders must be hoping their former coach is kind enough to rest Lionel Messi for Saturday’s game at Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi’s two goals for Argentina against Jamaica during the international break made it nine goals in his past three games for the national team, taking his international tally to 90. Messi has four goals and a league-high seven assists for league leader PSG and his partnership with Neymar is looking great.
PSG will play 11 games in six weeks before the tournament starts in November. Didier Deschamps has asked Christophe Galtier to rest some of his French superstars, beginning with Kylian Mbappe. Nevertheless, PSG is looking very consistent this season, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Nice: Poor Start
During the summer transfer window, Nice re-appointed the club’s former manager Lucien Favre as head coach, replacing the outgoing Christophe Galtier. He was given a vote of confidence by Nice’s board and will remain in charge for the time being, but he was powerless to prevent his side from falling to their fourth defeat of the season just before the international break.
Favre’s side travels to the home of the champions languishing in 13th place in the table and will certainly aim to make a statement, but it will be very difficult to pull off the upset. They will be without crucial defender Clari Todibo, who was sent off in a 1-0 loss to Angers. To make things worse for the away side, Wales star midfielder Aaron Ramsey is sidelined with a hamstring problem.
The visitors generally have nothing to rely on heavily. Neither their defense nor the attacking line is having a pleasant form so far in this campaign, so if you’re betting online, you should start fading them.
PSG vs Nice Head-to-Head
PSG has a good record against Nice, having won 16 out of the 29 matches played between the two teams. Nice was one of the two teams to remain unbeaten in Ligue 1 against PSG last season and was the only team to keep clean sheets in both these fixtures. The hosts are unbeaten in their last 11 home games against Nice in Ligue 1, with their previous defeat coming over 13 years ago. They are also undefeated in 17 games, the longest active streak in the competition at the moment. Nice has failed to find the back of the net in four games in the Ligue 1 this season.
PSG vs Nice Match Information
- Game: Paris Saint-Germain (7-1-0) vs Nice (2-2-4)
- Location: Parc des Princes (Paris)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 3:00 p.m. ET
- PSG vs Nice Live Stream: fubo.tv
PSG vs Nice Betting Lines
|Paris St Germain||-2 -145||-550||3½-130o||2½-165o
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
PSG vs Nice Prediction
The leaders enter this clash as heavy favorites priced at -550 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 3½.
PSG should easily win this clash, but the ML has no value for our betting needs. They will probably cover the -2 spread, but even that has no value at -145. They scored 26 in eight league games this season, averaging 3+ goals netted per match. Nice will definitely have a defensive approach and will struggle to find the back of the net. PSG has kept four clean sheets in a row, so we expect them to extend this great defensive performance.