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Paris St Germain vs Nimes - Comfortable win for the Ligue 1 champions
PSG should pick up an emphatic victory on the opening day
PSG will be out to win another Ligue 1 trophy this season (Getty Images)
Paris St Germain vs Nimes Predictions, Tips and Free Bets
Paris St Germain will start their season with a home game to Nimes Olympique this Sunday as they begin their pursuit for a ninth Ligue 1 trophy.
The club come into the game off the back of a 2-1 win over Rennes in the French season's curtain-raiser last week.
Paris St Germain vs Nimes Match Details
|Date||Sunday 11th August|
|Venue||Parc des Princes|
|Time||20:00 (GMT +1)|
Paris St Germain Form & Team News
It’s been an interesting summer for the reigning Ligue 1 champions. The future of Brazilian striker, Neymar has dominated headlines and the club will want to turn their focus back to the events taking place on the pitch, not off of it.
The Brazilian frontman is unlikely to feature for the side, having played none of their pre-season matches and missing the French super cup last weekend.
Despite this, the club will still be able to boast a strong side to take one of the division’s smaller sides and they will see victory on the opening day as a formality.
Several of the club’s new players, including the likes of Pablo Sarabia, Abdou Diallo, Ander Herrera are all likely to make their Ligue 1 debuts after strong pre-season showings.
The club won their first piece of silverware last weekend when they beat Rennes 2-1 with MBappe and Di Maria getting themselves on the score sheet.
Nimes Form & Team News
When it comes to difficult starts to your campaign, there are few matches as tough as PSG away.
After a quietly successful first season back in Ligue 1 last year, Nimes have struggled to keep hold of some of their key players during the summer, with Téji Savanier, Denis Bouanga and Sada Thioub all leaving the club.
Manager Bernard Blaquart has made some replacement signings and is likely to hand debuts to several of his new signings at the Parc des Princes.
Paris St Germain vs Nimes Olympique Analysis- PSG to breeze past their opponents
Nimes were one of the surprise packages of last season, securing a ninth-placed finish in their first season back in Ligue 1 in over two decades.
While the club will fancy themselves as dark horses again this season, they are not likely to be able to put up much of a fight against a determined PSG side.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have been ruthless in pre-season and are out to prove that they can cope just fine without Neymar if the Brazilian striker is set to leave.
A lot of Nimes’ new signings are new to Ligue 1, and Sunday is set to be a baptism by fire for a lot of them.
Paris St Germain vs Nimes Tips- Plenty of goals
If there is one thing PSG always offer punters, its plenty of goals. PSG scored 13 goals in five matches during pre-season and didn’t fail to score at home once in any home game last season.
Nimes, on the other hand, have only won one of their last eight away matches in Ligue 1, and have over 2.5 goals in nine of their last ten away games. Bet365 currently have odds over 1.30 for over 2.5 goals to be scored in the encounter on Sunday.
PSG are currently at 1.10 for the win on Sunday, so for those looking for something which offers better value, they are at 1.66 to win to nil, also with Bet365.