PSG to Return Home with Max Points?
Paris Saint-Germain was left frustrated by Monaco over the weekend, with the away side holding the Ligue 1 champions to a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes. However, the Parisians will be eager to return to winning ways when they make the trip to the Stadium de Toulouse in league action on Wednesday.
Toulouse, last season’s Ligue 2 champions, have made a steady start to life back in the top tier and could be tricky customers for PSG.
Can Toulouse Cause Huge Upset?
Toulouse is back in the top flight of French soccer after winning the second division last term. Philippe Montanier’s boys were the top dogs in the 2021-22 Ligue 2, winning 23 times and racking up 79 points.
Of course, staying in the top tier will be the club’s main aim this season. Les Violets have made a solid enough start, winning one, drawing two, and losing one of their opening four fixtures. Along the way, they have scored seven goals and conceded six.
Le Tefece were beaten for the first time last weekend, suffering a 3-1 away defeat to Nantes. However, they have kicked off their top-flight campaign with draws with Nice and Lorient as well as an impressive 3-0 away victory at Troyes. Can they cause an almighty shock midweek?
Fast Start for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain has kicked off the defense of their Ligue 1 title in strong style. So far, PSG has taken 10 points from a possible 12, scoring a staggering 18 goals along the way. They are level at the top with Marseille and Lens, above the pair on goal difference.
Christophe Galtier, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino in the close season, has started well. Paris won their opening three with aplomb, winning 5-0, 5-2, and 7-1. They also beat Nantes 4-0 in the Trophee des Champions in July.
Paris was not at their best on Sunday, but a second-half Neymar penalty rescued a point for the champions. PSG will be eager to strike back with all three points on the road in midweek.
Toulouse vs Paris Saint-Germain Head-to-Head
These two last met during the curtailed 2019-20 Ligue 1 season. PSG ran riot at the Parc des Princes in the August 2019 meeting, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting helping himself to a brace.
The club from the French capital has an excellent record in this fixture, winning each of the past five meetings. Toulouse’s last success over PSG came in September 2016.
Toulouse vs Paris Saint-Germain Match Information
- Game: Toulouse vs Paris Saint-Germain
- Location: Stadium de Toulouse
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Toulouse vs Paris Saint-Germain Betting Lines
|Paris St Germain||-2 -125||3½-105u||2½-140o
Toulouse vs Paris Saint-Germain Prediction
Toulouse has enjoyed their Ligue 1 return so far, but last weekend’s defeat was a setback for Montanier and his men. Unfortunately for the hosts, we can see Paris Saint-Germain easing to victory at the Stadium de Toulouse.
Paris has been very easy on the eye this term, but Galtier’s troops were nowhere near their best in the previous outing. Still, we fancy the champions to bounce back with a routine away win in midweek.
Looking at the latest soccer lines on our sportsbook, you can get odds of -125 for Paris to win by an Asian Handicap margin of -2.00.