PSG vs Monaco Football Match Score 28 Aug 2022
PSG have made such a fast start to Ligue 1 that it feels like they might as well be awarded the title now. Will that dominance continue here? Find out with our PSG vs Monaco match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
PSG vs Monaco might be a big fixture in Ligue 1 but this game will do little to change people’s minds about the competitiveness of the French top flight – at least that’s our view as we back PSG to win with a -2 handicap applied. PSG have been flying in the early part of the season collecting maximum points from their opening three games but what’s more notable is the way they’re winning games; they’ve racked up a combined scoreline of 17-3. Combine that with Monaco’s form of played three, won one and you’ll start to see where we’re coming from. Last time out Monaco were thumped 4-1 by Lens!
Our next prediction for this match sees us back over 3.5 goals. PSG are the main reason for that tip with them having seen a total of 32 goals across their last five games. Each of those games have gone over 3.5 goals in their own right but the game average of 6.4 is pretty damn bonkers too. As for Monaco, they’ve seen two of their last three games go over 3.5 goals to prove they’re not exactly shy of being open and expansive.
With 17 goals scored in just three games, PSG look like they are going to be incredibly tough to stop as they aim to retain their Ligue 1 title under new manager Christophe Galtier this season.
Galtier’s side travelled to their manager’s former stomping ground at Lille, where he sensationally won the Ligue 1 title two seasons ago, and ran out 7-1 winners in an absolute rout.
Kylian Mbappe scored the fastest goal in Ligue 1 history, with the France forward latching onto Lionel Messi’s lofted through ball to fire the visitors ahead after just eight seconds. Goals from Messi, Achraf Hakimi and Neymar wrapped up the victory before half-time, with Neymar adding another and Mbappe completing a hat-trick in the second half.
Having learned their Champions League group stage opponents earlier this week – Juventus, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa – their main focus will, of course, be winning their maiden European Cup this season, but motoring along in Ligue 1 can only help their cause on that front, and they will feel confident of dispatching Monaco on Sunday on current form.
Monaco, of course, missed out on competing in the Champions League group stage after losing 4-3 on aggregate to PSV Eindhoven in the third round of qualifying earlier this month.
Philippe Clement, who massively improved Monaco’s form after taking over in January earlier this year, has not made the ideal start to his first full campaign at the club, with their Champions League disappointment compounded by gaining only four points from their first three league games.
Indeed, their 4-1 defeat at home to Lens last weekend came out of the blue, with the visitors blowing Monaco away with goals from Lois Openda, Deiver Machado and Seko Fofana before the hour mark.
A lack of discipline will be a cause of concern for Clement, too, with Vanderson’s dismissal their second in a row after Youssouf Fofana’s red card against Rennes, and they must ensure they keep all 11 players on the pitch against PSG if they are to avoid being dismantled.
Paris Saint-Germain is set to meet AS Monaco on Ligue 1 matchday four. PSG is just coming off of the all-around stout performance in its 7-1 away victory over Lille OSC, while Monaco came away with a 4-1 defeat to RC Lens on matchday three.
Unlike in PSG’s previous two matches, the side will see one notable starting 11 alteration, as Vitinha will not feature in this upcoming fixture against AS Monaco due to a yellow card suspension.
As noted by WhoScored, PSG manager Christophe Galtier should still roll out a star-studded lineup for this matchup.
With Vitinha out for this contest, Galtier is expected to call upon Renato Sanches to make his first career start with PSG in Ligue 1 play. Sanches sure must build formidable chemistry with Marco Verratti in PSG’s double-pivot midfield setup.
Neymar has simply been on another level in Ligue 1 so far this season, chipping in with 11 total goal contributions through three such matches played. The Brazilian forward sure has what it takes to record at least two goal contributions against AS Monaco.
The Paris Saint-Germain juggernaut shows no signs of stopping as they prepare to face AS Monaco in the standout Ligue 1 fixture this weekend.
Christophe Galtier and his Paris Saint-Germain side return to Parc des Princes this week and will face off against arch-rivals AS Monaco in the weekend’s standout fixture in Ligue 1.
The French champions look unstoppable and have barely shed a sweat this season. They have found the back of the net 17 times so far in three games and are fresh off a 7-1 thrashing of LOSC Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy last week.
PSG sit pretty at the top of the table, and it is difficult to see who can keep up with them this season. Monaco, however, will look to put a stop to Les Parisiens’ title march and make a case for themselves to be taken seriously.
Philippe Clement’s side have picked up four points from their first three games and were trashed 4-1 by RC Lens last weekend. This does not augur well ahead of a trip to the French capital. More so, morale in the Monaco camp will have taken a hit following their inability to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages.
The tie is akin to a David vs Goliath matchup, and PSG go into the game as the overwhelming favourites. Monaco cannot be at anything but their best if they are serious about even coming away with a draw. Whether they will be the ones to put PSG’s aura of invincibility to the test remains to be seen.
Monaco have, in recent times, proven to be a bogey side for PSG, winning three of their last four meetings in Ligue 1. The task could prove to be much harder this time around. The Hard Tackle looks at how both sides could line up on the night and what tactics they might employ.