class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts have been conceding goals and with the visitors in prolific form it should be an open and entertaining encounter in the French capital
Paris Saint-Germain welcome Montpellier to the Parc des Princes on Saturday with Mauricio Pochettino’s side aiming to continue their 100 per cent start to the Ligue 1 campaign.
The Parisians have won all seven of their league matches so far and host a Montpellier side who have been entertaining this season in racking up 15 goals, the second-highest total in the division behind PSG themselves.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier latest odds
The hosts won this fixture 4-0 last season and bet365 price another victory for PSG at 1/6 (1.16).
Montpellier’s last away win against PSG in Ligue 1 came in 2010 and the visitors from the south of the country can be backed at 14/1 (15.00) with the draw at 7/1 (8.00).
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TV channel, live stream & how to watch
BT Sport 2 BT Sport app
The game is being shown live on BT Sport 2 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier team news
Lionel Messi missed the last game against Metz and will miss out once more with a knee problem, adding to PSG’s long list of absentees.
Sergio Ramos, Juan Bernat, Marco Verratti and Ismael Gharbi are all sidelined for the hosts while Colin Dagba and Layvin Kurzawa are doubts.
Montpellier are missing Mamadou Sakho, Pedros Mendes, Thibault Tamas and Ambroise Oyongo.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier preview
Saturday night’s clash is a meeting of the top two scoring sides in the division and backing goals at the Parc des Princes makes plenty of sense.
Even without Messi due to injury, PSG still boast tremendous firepower, yet defensively there remain question marks with Pochettino’s men having conceded in seven of their nine competitive fixtures this term.
Montpellier, for their part, have scored in every game they have played, including away to champions Lille, with their 15 goals this season netted by eight different players.
The visitors have enough about them to at least get on the scoresheet on Saturday, something they have managed in five of their last seven matches in all competitions against PSG.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 7/10 (1.70) while combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to an appealing 5/6 (1.83).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.