Paris Saint-Germain vs. Angers SCO / Ligue 1 – This is the 31st match of the French championship, which PSG and Angers will play earlier than it was anticipated, and it is clear that the hosts are the absolute favourites, though they do not need the points that much, because they are in the leading position. The points are more important for Angers, which is above the relegation zone, and far from being safe because they only have four points more than the first team behind the line. After elimination from the Champions League, PSG has expectedly defeated Metz, and Angers is in a series of three duels without defeat. In the first part of the season it was 5-0 for PSG. Begins: 14.03.2018. – 19:00 CET
Eventually it could happen that PSG wins three trophies this season, but again the question is how satisfied they will be, because they have failed to achieve the first goal. In the Champions League they have failed completely and were eliminated in the round of sixteen with two defeats from Real, though they had really great expectations, especially when looking at the composition which coach Emery has at his disposal. They did not succeed, and now they can only win home trophies, while the champion title is practically already in their showcases.
They have a great 14 points advantage over their first companion and immediately after the elimination from the Champions League, they demonstrated the power in the championship, when they defeated Metz with 5-0. The young offensive Nkun got the opportunity in that match and he scored two goals while Cavani and D.Alves did not play, Rabiot entered the bench and Neymar was injured.
Probable lineups Paris Saint-Germain: Areola – D.Alves, T.Silva, Kimpembe, Berchiche – Verratti, Rabiot, Lo Celso – Nkunku, Cavani, Mbappe
Given that they spent a good part of the season in the relegation zone, they can even be satisfied now in Angers. They had a good start of the championship when they did not lose in the first five rounds, but later there were very bad times and they dropped even in the last place. They now have three matches without defeat, and they first in this series achieved a very important guest triumph against Lille with 2-1, after which they mastered Guingamp with 3-0 in front of their supporters.
Last weekend they played a draw with Bordeaux and it is also a good achievement, given the strength of their opponent. They managed to stabilize the game in defence and only scored one goal in three duels, while Toko Ekambi still dominates in attack, who is the best scorer of the team and he scored almost half the goals of Angers. He has scored two goals against Lille, and he once scored against Guingamp. Capelle and Mangani did not play in the last round, and they were replaced by Fulgin and Oniangue.
Probable lineups Angers SCO: Butelle – Manceau, Traore, Pavlovic, Andreu – Santamaria – Fulgini, Adelaide, Sunu, Tait – Toko Ekambi
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Angers SCO PICK
PSG is defeating their rivals without problems in the championship and it is difficult to expect that Angers will resist a much better quality domestic composition. The question is only how much resistance they will provide, and if it is to be judged by the first duel things are not looking very well.
Pick: Asian Handicap -2.5 PSG
Odds: 1.67 at williamhill (down to 1.57 can be played)