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FC Metz vs Paris Saint Germain - Comfortable victory for the Champions
Paris Saint Germain are well positioned to pick up their first away win of the season when they visit Metz this weekend
Paris Saint-Germain are tipped in the handicap market against FC Metz in Ligue 1 (Getty Images)
FC Metz vs Paris Saint Germain Tips, Predictions & Free Bets
PSG travel to Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday in pursuit of their first away victory of the new season. The Champions suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Rennes two weeks ago and will see Metz as a chance to redeem themselves.
FC Metz vs Paris Saint Germain Match Details
|Date||Friday 30th August|
|Time||19:45 (GMT +1)|
FC Metz Form & Team News
Metz have had a mixed start to their Ligue 1 campaign. A 1-1 draw with Strasbourg on the opening day was followed by a 3-0 home win against Monaco, their third game saw them lose 3-0 against Angers.
Habib Dialo has shone for Metz so far, grabbing three goals for the club. He was left frustrated in their last match though and may struggle against the Champions. He will lead the line for the club with Ibrahima Niane and Opa Nguette likely to start alongside him.
Metz have been comfortably beaten by PSG in their last six encounters and their odds of 7.50 with bet365 suggest that the bookies don’t see that changing this weekend. A draw on the match is priced 5.00.
PSG Form & Team News
PSG were shaken two weekends ago when they lost their first away match of the season 2-1 to Rennes, who have won all three of their opening fixtures.
The French champions bounced back last Sunday though and comfortably defeated Toulouse 4-0. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting grabbed a brace off the bench, while Marquinhos and an own goal wrapped up the victory for the club. The champions took some time to get into the game though and it was 0-0 at half-time.
The Neymar saga still rumbles on at PSG and the Brazilian looks as though he won’t be anywhere near the team once again for the game against Metz. Choupo-Moting made a good case for a place in the starting eleven following his two goals last weekend. Mbappe will start up top alongside Edison Cavanni. Mbappe has grabbed one goal for the club so far this season.
PSG are clear favourites for the game, with bet365 pricing them at 1.36 to pick up their first away victory of the Ligue 1 campaign.
FC Metz vs Paris Saint Germain Match Analysis - PSG too strong for Metz
PSG may have slipped up against Rennes in their first away game but Metz are a weaker opponent and PSG should be able to pick up their first away win of the season.
Thomas Tuchel’s men started slowly against Toulouse and they will want to assert their dominance here as some fans start to ask questions about the reigning champions.
Metz’ recent home win against Monaco will provide them with some hope but their lacklustre performance against Angers, combined with their terrible form against PSG means that this match is probably only going to end one way.
FC Metz vs Paris Saint Germain Betting Tips
PSG are priced at 1.36 with bet365 to pick up the victory against Metz, which presents punters with very little value. The handicap market does offer some better odds though.
The two games won by PSG this season were 3-0 and 4-0 but given their slow start against Toulouse and their last away game, a handicap of -1 at odds of 2.05 is a sensible and great value bet with bet365.