Monaco v Paris Saint-Germain: Back goals as two best Ligue 1 attacks go head-to-head

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Our tipster expects plenty of goalmouth action when Leonardo Jardim's defending champions host Unai Emery's league leaders in Ligue 1 on Sunday night

The top two teams in French football go toe-to-toe on Sunday evening as defending champions Monaco play host to league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

It promises to be a thrilling tussle between two teams who experienced contrasting fortunes in the Champions League in midweek; Monaco were thumped 4-1 by RB Leipzig and crashed out of the competition, while PSG maintained their perfect record in Group B and smashed the group stage goal record in the process with a sensational 7-1 win against Celtic.

Monaco can take solace from their strong record in domestic competition, for they have been beaten in just one of their last 28 Ligue 1 matches on home soil, but PSG will provide a tough test for they have won 17 of their 19 clashes in all competitions so far this season whilst remaining undefeated.

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PSG have a six point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table and are chalked up as dabblebet's 8/13 (1.62) favourites to stretch that advantage to nine points by coming out on top against Jardim's men.

Monaco, though, should not be written off as they were crowned as champions of France last season after surprisingly pipping PSG to the Ligue 1 title, and Jardim's side will not relinquish their crown without a fight; dabblebet go 15/4 (4.75) that Monaco inflict a first defeat of the season on the Parisians, while the odds compilers offer 7/2 (4.50) that these two teams are forced to settle for a share of their spoils.

The hosts mauled Guingamp in their most recent home league match, running out as 6-0 winners, while PSG have racked up 21 goals in their last four games; between them, these two teams have scored 78 league goals already this season and, so, there is plenty of potential for an explosive encounter when these rivals lock horns.

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Given the potent power of both teams in attack, it is unsurprising that dabblebet offer just 2/5 (1.40) that there are goals at both ends in this game, while the same firm go 4/11 (1.36) that there are more than two goals scored.

The odds compilers offer 19/20 (1.95) that there are, at least, two goals scored before the break and that may prove to be a popular selection with punters ahead of this top-of-the-table clash, and there is a 5/1 (6.0) price that both teams are on target in both halves.

Better value, though, may lie in backing dabblebet's 17/20 (1.85) quote for at least four goals to be scored when the defending champions play host to the league leaders in the most eagerly anticipated fixture of the French season so far.

There have been at least four goals scored in six of PSG's last seven fixtures and the 17/20 (1.85) quote, therefore, for the trend to continue may offer punters a path to profit ahead of Sunday's showdown.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 3.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet

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