No Neymar, no problem. Midweek, PSG went to Camp Nou and beat Barcelona 4-1 thanks to a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick. Another tough test awaits the Ligue 1 reigning champions next Sunday, as they’ll face AS Monaco (unbeaten in their last nine games).
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and sports betting odds for PSG vs AS Monaco while making some predictions.
Game: PSG vs AS Monaco
Location: Parc des Princes, Paris
Time: Sunday, February 21, 3:00pm ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
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Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 100
- PSG Victories: 31 (116 goals)
- AS Monaco Victories: 42 (124 goals)
- Draws: 27
This season, PSG have lost five Ligue 1 games, one of them was against AS Monaco despite being up 2-0 at half time. Kylian Mbappe scored both PSG goals, while Kevin Volland (two) and Cesc Fabregas scored for AS Monaco.
That was AS Monaco’s only victory against PSG in their last matches. Their last encounter at Parc des Princes finished 3-3.
Also, in their last ten matchups, both teams failed to score just once. During that span PSG scored 27 goals, while AS Monaco celebrated 16 goals.
Moneyline: PSG -170 | AS Monaco +400
Why bet on PSG?
As we already mentioned, PSG shocked the world with a 4-1 victory against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League despite not having key players such as Neymar and Angel Di Maria due to injury.
That proves that Mauricio Pochettino (manager) is doing a great job, and the players are ready to take things into the next level.
Regarding the Ligue 1 competition, PSG have a 17-3-5 record, good enough for second place with 54 points, one less than LOSC Lille. They have won four of their last five games (they lost 3-2 against Lorient).
PSG have scored 57 goals (best in the league, and second best among the top five European soccer leagues) and they have allowed 15 (best in the league alongside LOSC Lille). In what many have called a “bad season”, Kylian Mbappe leads the team scoring chart with 16 goals (he’s followed by Moise Kean with 10), while Angel Di Maria leads the assists department with eight.
They have allowed just two goals in their last five games (all competitions). They finished with a clean sheet in three of them.
When playing at home for Ligue 1, PSG have a 10-1-2 record. They also have a 7-5-1 (against the spread) and 4-8-1 (over/under) records when playing at Parc des Princes.
Why Bet on AS Monaco?
AS Monaco and LOSC Lille (first place) are the only Ligue 1 teams that haven’t lost in their last five domestic games. During that span, AS Monaco have a 4-1-0 record (they drew 2-2 against Lorient).
Overall, AS Monaco have a 15-4-6 record, good enough for fourth place with 49 points, five less than PSG, that’s why it’s so important for them to win next Sunday. They already lost to LOSC Lille and Lyon, that’s another reason to win on Sunday.
AS Monaco have scored 52 goals (second best in the league), but they have allowed 37 goals (worst among the top seven).
Individually, they have two players in the league’s top scorers; Wissam Ben Yedder (13) and Kevin Volland (12). Volland also has seven assists.
AS Monaco have one little advantage. They’re not playing internationally, which means that they can focus on winning the Ligue 1 title, and so far they have a 7-0-5 record when playing on the road; they also have a 5-5-2 (against the spread) and 8-3-1 (over/under) when playing away from home.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
Niko Kovac (AS Monaco’s manager) will have a complete squad to face PSG next Sunday.
AS Monaco’s expected lineup is Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Guillermo Maripan, Benoit Badiashile, Caio Henrique, Krepin Diatta, Youssouf Fofana, Aurelien Tchouameni, Sofiane Diop, Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland.
The reigning champions will be without Neymar, Rafinha and Juan Bernat due to injury. Angel Di Maria is expected to be back.
PSG’s expected lineup is Keylor Navas, Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Angel Di Maria, Marcos Verratti, Leandro Paredes, Moise Kean, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi.
PSG (17-3-5) | AS Monaco (15-4-6)
Revenge is a dish better served cold and next Sunday PSG will be looking to do it their way. After beating Barcelona on the road, their motivation is higher than ever, but AS Monaco will be a tough opponent.
While the last five games between PSG and AS Monaco went over 3 ½ goals, PSG have three Ligue 1 games in a row with a total under 3 ½ goals, and physically they’ll be on the downside after a huge effort against Barcelona.
With three of the top five Ligue 1 top scorers on the field, you can rest assured that we’re going to have some goals. PSG and AS Monaco haven’t drawn 0-0 since the 2014/15 season.
Pick: PSG to win + Under 3 ½ goals
Final Score Prediction: PSG 2 – AS Monaco 1
PSG vs AS Monaco Props Predictions
At BetUs you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. PSG have won three of their last five matches against AS Monaco; curiously enough, they were up 2-0 at half time in four of those five games.
PSG and AS Monaco have drawn just twice in their last ten encounters.
Here’s a quick rundown of PSG vs AS Monaco latest results (Ligue 1):
- AS Monaco 3 – PSG 2 (0-2 at half time)
- AS Monaco 1 – PSG 4 (0-2 at half time)
- PSG 3 – AS Monaco 3 (3-2 at half time)
- PSG 3 – AS Monaco 1 (2-0 at half time)
- AS Monaco 0 – PSG 4 (0-2 at half time)
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