Monaco - Paris Saint Germain Betting Preview: Goals at both ends in entertaining clash

The title rivals have spared no expense by signing some of the game's most talented players recently - expect them to prove their worth in a high-scoring game
Ligue 1’s clash of the titans takes place on Sunday at the Stade Louis II, where second-placed Monaco take on leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Claudio Ranieri’s men trail their fellow big spenders by five points at the top of the league and are 9/4 (3.25) outsiders with William Hill to close the gap with a victory.

Les Parisiens have lost just one league game all season and are available at 5/4 (2.25) to pick up a 17th win in 24 fixtures against their closest challengers.

The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they met in the capital back in September and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them sharing the spoils once again this time out.

While many feel aggrieved that the exorbitant sums being spent by France’s two nouveaux rich clubs have made a previously competitive league a two-horse race, it is undeniable that they are responsible for raising Ligue 1's profile among international audiences.

Those tuning in on Sunday are unlikely to be disappointed in terms of entertainment, as the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Radamel Falcao (before his injury) have helped the title rivals hit almost 100 goals between them in just over half a season - a considerable number in a competition where defences are traditionally on top.

With Dimitar Berbatov set to bring yet more glamour to les Rouge et Blanc attack as he makes his debut on Sunday, goals should not be in short supply between two teams that have failed to score just three times in 46 league games between them so far, meaning odds of 4/5 (1.80) are not to be missed on both teams finding the net.

That bet would have paid out in each of PSG’s last seven games on the road, as well as the previous three meetings between the sides.

All three of those games have ended all square, so odds of 16/5 (4.20) are well worth considering on Monaco playing out their third score draw in five matches, consigning Laurent Blanc’s men to a second consecutive stalemate on the road in the league.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
Score draw for a 1pt stake at 16/5 (4.20) with William Hill

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