Paris Saint-Germain will be hoping to pull level with leaders Monaco when the teams come face-to-face at the Parc des Princes in Sunday's heavyweight Ligue 1 clash.
Three points adrift of the top in third place, the champions are available at 8/13 (1.62) with Paddy Power to close the gap by recording a first home league victory over this opposition in a decade.
Leonardo Jardim's men ran out 3-1 winners when the sides met at the Stade Louis II in August's reverse fixture and can be backed at 4/1 (5.00) to come out on top for the third encounter time in the league.
Five of the last seven league meetings between the teams at this ground have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Appointed in the summer with the task of taking Les Parisiens to the next level in Europe, Unai Emery is in real danger of losing them their crown in domestic football.
After four consecutive league titles, the side from the capital will be finding their current position in third place hard to take – particularly given the crowd-pleasing football displayed by Les Rouges et Blancs.
With 64 goals to their name in 21 league fixtures, Jardim’s outfit boast a strike rate of over three per game that is better than any other side in Europe’s top divisions.
On the other hand, Emery has built his team on a strong defensive unit that has conceded just 15 times in 21 league fixtures so far, keeping clean sheets in eight of their 10 games on home turf.
While this stark contrast in styles should make the match difficult to predict, realistically the hosts’ pragmatism should prove more potent than their guests’ attack in an encounter they cannot afford to lose.
With PSG unlikely to take any chances, odds of 6/5 (2.20) offer strong value on them ensuring under 2.5 goals for the 12th game in 15 against Monaco.
|Under 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power|