Paris Saint Germain vs. Monaco: Ligue 1 – Match Preview

A huge fixture in the battle for the Ligue 1 title takes place on Sunday as the champions Paris Saint Germain host the league leaders Monaco.

PSG have won three consecutive league games and eased to a 2-0 success away at Nantes last time out.

Edinson Cavani continued his excellent season with both goals in the win and they remain three points off top spot.

Monaco have been superb this year and continued their incredible goal return in a 4-0 win over Lorient.

Boschilia scored twice as they eased to a third consecutive league win.

Ligue 1 form: Paris Saint Germain W3 D1 L1; Monaco W4 D0 L1
Ligue 1 top scorers
Paris Saint Germain – Edinson Cavani 20 goals
Monaco – Radamel Falcao 12 goals

Match history
The recent history between the two teams has been incredibly even, with five draws in the last eight meetings between the pair.

Monaco won 3-1 earlier in the season with Fabinho among the goalscorers.

Last five Ligue 1 meetings
Monaco 3 Paris Saint Germain 1 – 28/08/16
Paris Saint Germain 0 Monaco 2 – 20/03/16
Monaco 0 Paris Saint Germain 3 – 30/08/15
Monaco 0 Paris Saint Germain 0 – 01/03/15
Paris Saint Germain 1 Monaco 1 – 05/10/14

Both teams to score – 13/18 with 888 Sport

Team news
Layvin Kurzawa is likely to start after missing out in midweek in the cup for PSG.

New signing Julian Draxler is set to miss out along with Javier Pastore and Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Monaco will be without Nabil Dirar and Adama Traore who are both at the African Cup of Nations.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao is set to lead the line here.

Expected starting XI’s
Paris Saint Germain (4-3-3): Trapp; Meunier, Marquinhos, Silva, Kurzawa; Rabiot, Verratti, Matuidi; Moura, Cavani, Di Maria
Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic; Sidibe, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy; Jean, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Falcao, Germain

Predictions

Result: Paris Saint Germain (4/6 with Coral)

Correct Score: 2-1 (8/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Edinson Cavani (7/8 with 888 Sport)

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