Paris Saint – Germain will go head-to-head once again with Montpellier on the weekend, 14th of August.
The match will be played at Parc Des Princes, which is the home ground of PSG. PSG will look to grab their fifth consecutive win and go on with their winning streak, while Montpellier will look forward to defeating their nemesis and score another match on the head-to-head stats.
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier Betting Tips
Paris Saint – Germain should be able to generate a respectable number of chances and shots on target, in our opinion.
PSG recorded 106 saves and had a 76.3 save percentage in the previous season. With 90 goals scored and 36 goals allowed, they had a goal differential of 54. In the previous campaign, this team averaged 2.26 points per game (86 points), and they ranked first in football with 65 assists.
The Parisians had the highest predicted goals, with 76.5, and the lowest xGA, with 38.6. Last season, PSG had four red cards and 79 yellow card warnings. PSG allowed 36 goals while giving up 0.95 goals per 90, while opposition teams registered 139 shots on goal against them.
PSG managed to compile 13 clean sheets, which gave them a percentage of 34.2 in the prior season.
One team member of PSG that the opposition should watch out for is Lionel Messi. 205 assists and 50 yellow cards have been issued to him throughout his career. The Argentine-born attacker has 480 goals in 44,240 minutes of play. Messi has started 488 games in his career to date and averages 0.98 goals per 90 minutes.
Montpellier will certainly struggle to score a goal for their own on the opposite end, but we do think they may be dangerous at times.
Montpellier HSC finished 13th in soccer last season with 43 points and a save average of 72.8 (206 attempts on goal against). The Paillade finished last season with an assist total of 31, eight yellow cards, and an average of 1.1 points per game. Montpellier scored 49 goals, compared to 43.7 predicted goals for the previous season.
Montpellier accrued a CS% of 26.3 and 77 yellow card cautions in the previous campaign. With 151 saves and 1.61 goals against per 90 minutes, the team managed ten clean sheets. Montpellier was ranked 14th in terms of goals allowed, having given up 61, and had a -12 goal difference.
Stephy Mavididi, is a star for Montpellier who can wreak havoc on the field. The English attacker has played 6,972 minutes and scored 24 goals throughout that time. He has had a starring role in 78 games thus far in his career, averaging 0.31 G/90. In his professional soccer career, he has accrued eight yellow cards and four assists on goals.
After considering all these stats and factors, we predict another PSG win as they defeat Montpellier 3-1.
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier
Date and Time: August 13, 2022, 19:00 UTC
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier Betting Odds
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier Full-Time Score
|Paris Saint – Germain||1.79|
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier Both Teams To Score
|Both Teams To Score||1.43||2.67|
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
PSG appears to be well organized already, which has the ability to make Parisian fans salivate. With Mauricio Pochettino, the club’s new specialist who has only known success since his arrival, they are off to a great start in their new season as champions.
Paris defeated Nantes 4-0 in the Trophée des Champions to claim their first championship of the season after winning all four of their exhibition games, including three in Japan. A victory obtained in the same manner as Clermont’s Saturday championship-opening 0-5 defeat.
The task facing Montpellier at the outset of the current campaign was to stop a downward spiral that has been going on since the switch to 2022.
The MHSC team stopped its losing streak against Troyes at the beginning of the championship after having a disastrous second half of the previous season and losing all of their preseason games.
After several traumatic months, he secured a plodding 3-2 win in front of their supporters in the final quarter-hour. In other words, halting a run of 8 losses in both official and friendly games.
Paris Saint – Germain Team News
Timothée Pembélé (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Julian Draxler (Knee Injury) are unavailable for PSG manager Christophe Galtier. With Gianluigi Donnarumma, Nuno Mendes, Sergio Ramos, Presnel Kimpembe, Achraf Hakimi, Marco Verratti, Vtinha, Marquinhos, Pablo Sarabia, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr. as their likely starting lineup, Les Rouge-et-Bleu will likely play a 3-4-3 formation.
Montpellier Team News
Olivier Dall’Oglio, the manager of Montpellier, has no concerns about his team’s condition going into this match because they are completely injury-free and prepared. According to our analysis, La Paillade could choose to use a 4-2-3-1 formation to start the match, starting Jonas Omlin, Falaye Sacko, Mamadou Sakho, Enzo Tchato, Jordan Ferri, Joris Chotard, Faitout Maouassa, Teji Savanier, Théo Sainte-Luce, Elye Wahi, and Wahbi Khazri.
Paris Saint – Germain vs Montpellier Head-to-Head Stats
These matches have been losses for Montpellier, according to an analysis of their head-to-head record going back to 01/02/2020. While PSG has been strong against them, winning 83% of those games, they have not been able to come out with any victories at all.
In total, 23 goals were scored in those contests, averaging out to 3.83 goals per match.
The final league meeting between PSG and Montpellier took place on Match Day 37 of Ligue 1 on May 14, 2022, and Montpellier lost 0–4 to PSG.
At that point, Montpellier had 30% of the ball, and 3 of its 10 shots were on goal.
Last Five Games For Paris Saint – Germain
- Clermont Foot 0 – 5 PSG
PSG’s most recent match was against Clermont, in which they devastated the opponent and won the match with 5 goals. This shows the form of the team as this was their fourth consecutive victory.
- PSG 4 – 0 Nantes
Before that, PSG defeated Nantes for their 3rd consecutive win. The match ended up heavily on PSG’s side as they scored four goals while conceding none to the other side.
- PSG 6 – 2 Gamba Osaka
Another high-scoring victory came along for PSG as they won the match against Gamba Osaka. It was a distinctive victory as they won by a difference of 4 goals. The full-time score was 6 – 2.
- Urawa Reds 0 – 3 PSG
Their last head-to-head encounter with Urawa Reds led to a victory for PSG with a huge margin. This had extended their lead in the head-to-head stats by a mile while boosting their confidence as they scored 3 goals while letting the other side score no goals at all.
- PSG 2 – 1 Kawasaki Frontale
When PSG clashed against Kawasaki Frontale, the result was an outstanding match leading to a score 2-1. This match was won by PSG.
Last Five Games For Montpellier
- Montpellier 3 – 2 Troyes
While PSG failed to win against Troyes, Montpellier did it. They played their last match against Troyes and won it by one goal as the final score was 3 – 2 for Montpellier.
- Crystal Palace 4 – 2 Montpellier
But before that, they were defeated by the Crystal Palace. In this matchup, they weren’t able to score well. The score at full-time was 2 – 4 for Crystal Palace.
- Montpellier 4 – 5 Toulouse
In the last encounter with Toulouse, Montpellier failed to score goals well. The score at full-time was 4 – 5 for Toulouse.
- Clermont Foot 2 – 0 Montpellier
Montpellier also lost against Clermont Foot as their defense did not perform well. Montpellier failed to score any goals. They lost this match by a score of 2 – 0.
- Espanyol 2 – 0 Montpellier
When Montpellier clashed against Espanyol, the result was an outstanding match by Espanyol. Montpellier failed to score any goals. The game was won by Espanyol with a full-time score of 2 – 0.
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