With the league title already wrapped up, Thomas Tuchel takes his side to the Stade de La Mosson to face a Montpellier side who still have their hopes set on a top four finish. PSG currently lead second placed Lille by a massive 18 points, with only 12 left to play for. Thus showing their dominance in Ligue 1 once again this season.
In recent weeks, PSG have massively taken their foot off the gas, losing to Nantes/Lille and drawing to Strasbourg. You can understand their complacency in the league with it being tied up weeks ago. With both their penalty shootout loss to Rennes in the Coupe de France on the weekend, alongside their round of 16 exit in the Champions League, this really doesn’t show a successful season for Thomas Tuchel.
The German manager may be looking to just end the season on a high, by playing a weakened younger team in their final few Ligue 1 games. With the likes of Moussa Diaby and Colin Dagba getting the opportunity to showcase their talents against quality opposition.
Montpellier still have it all to play for, with four games remaining after this, they could be just five points behind fourth placed St.Etienne. You’d think that now would be the best time to face the current champions, with nothing more to play for in their season. Montpellier come into this match off the back of two wins and will be hoping to continue that against a PSG team all at sorts after a difficult cup final last week.
Montpellier will be with right-back Rubén Aguilar after he picked up a thigh injury against Strasbourg, with Mathias Suarez his likely replacement. Montpellier coach Michel Der Zakarian may look to flood the midfield and leave Gaetan Laborde playing as a out and out front man.
With Andy Delort missing a lot of time in training this week due to a hamstring issue, his absence could pave the way for a return for either Petar Skuletic or Souleymane Camara.
French wonderkid Kylian Mbappé will not feature in this match after being sent off in Saturday’s Coupe de France final defeat at the hands of Rennes. Thomas Tuchel attacking lineup will be boosted, after Edinson Cavani played at the weekend and the Uruguayan is now expected to lead the line. One blow for the Parisians, Brazilian talisman Neymar is likely to miss this match, after playing 120 minutes at the weekend.
PSG will be looking fairly shaky at the back as Thilo Kehrer will join already injured defenders Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier on the sideline for the near future. In midfield they look to be struggling too, with both Angel Di Maria and Adrian Rabiot likely to miss the clash in Montpellier.
With all that I’ve discussed in mind, I believe Montpellier can get a result against a weakened less interested PSG side, you can get Montpellier Double Chance (1.85). In all of their last six matches, Montpellier have found the net twice, this opens up another channel to bet upon. I think that Montpellier and PSG will both find the scoresheet (1.61).
With star striker Andy Delort potentially missing through injury, a lot of the responsibility will fall onto Gaetan Laborde, you can get the Frenchman anytime goalscorer (3.40). With Cavani leading the line for PSG and looking to impress following a fairly low season for himself, you can get him to score anytime (2.10).
Montpellier Double Chance @ 1.85
Edinson Cavani Anytime Goalscorer @ 2.10
Outsider – Montpellier to Win & BTTS @ 6.00