While Les Parisiens finally seem to be hitting their stride, Al Hain-Cole thinks they will have to work for the three points when they welcome Les Scoistes to the Parc des Princes
Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to maintain their Ligue 1 winning streak when they welcome Angers to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Having won their last four consecutive matches to make it six victories and no defeats in seven league games, Les Parisiens are clear 1/5 (1.20) favourites with Betfair Sportsbook to keep up their strong form by taking all three points here.
By contrast, Stephane Moulin’s team arrive in the capital with just one victory to their name in the last five league outings, and are 12/1 (13.00) outsiders to record a first win over this opposition in 13 attempts.
Seven of the last 12 league encounters between the teams have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 11/2 (6.50) on offer for them to cancel each other out once again.
After getting off to a slow start in France by losing the same number of league games in his first seven matches as the team had in the whole of last season, Unai Emery now appears to be moving the club in the right direction.
While the transition was never going to be seamless for a side that had lost its main leader in Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer, Emery now has the team topping their Champions League group and within a point of the Ligue 1 summit going into this game week.
Considering the hosts have won nine and lost none of their last 11 home matches in the league while conceding just twice, they will certainly feel confident of extending their fine form against a team that has only scored 13 goals in 14 matches so far this campaign.
However, having conceded just seven first-half goals in Ligue 1, Angers will at least feel confident of putting up some resistance, with odds of 21/20 (2.05) not to be missed on the majority of goals being scored after the break for their eighth match in 11.