Evian host PSG for a chance to get the three points and leave the last place of the Ligue 1 table they got after two defeats. PSG has managed to win their latest match against Bastia after the draw against Reims, while Evian fell at the hands of Caen and Rennes. Last time the two teams met at Evian’s stadium, PSG lost without managing to score at least a goal, which put to an end the team’s undefeated run of 36 matches.
The hosts conceded nine goals in the first two Ligue 1 matches, while managing to score only two. Looking at their next matches it will be rather difficult for them to climb the ladder, this being the reason why they are active in the last days of the transfer window. According to French media reports, Evian are getting ready to sign Yeltsin Tejeda from Costa Rica.
PSG have a few injury doubts prior to the match against Evian; Thiago Motta got a fractured nose as a result of his clash with Brandao, but trained normally on Monday. Should he start on Friday he would have to wear a mask, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no date set yet for his return. Evian might think Zlatan’s absence is something that will work in their favor, but even after last year’s defeat PSG has the better team at least on paper. In a recent interview, Lucas Digne stated: “Last year we lost 2-0. But the match was a bit special because it was played on a frozen pitch,” explained the right-back to PSG TV. “On Friday it will be another tough game and that’s what we’re expecting.”
Considering PSG’s potential in the forward line, it’s no wonder why Bet365 offers 1.36 odds for an outright win, while Evian Thonon Gaillard has been given 9.50. PSG for both halves goes for 1.95, and PSG to win to nil is at 2.25. Lavezzi to score is at 2.25, Thiago Motta at 4.33 and Matuidi at 5.50. We are going to bet 6 units on PSG winning both halves at 3.00 with Bet365.
Evian Thonon Gaillard: Team’s Formation
Paris Saint Germain: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Paris Saint Germain to win both halves