Paris Saint-Germain return to action following the international break against Angers on Friday night at the Parc des Princes. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is coming off of a shock 2-0 loss against Rennes in their last fixture. It was a shock as Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi all played in attack, but did little in the final third. Pochettino’s team cannot afford to overlook Angers with RB Leipzig coming up in midweek in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Angers Match Preview

Angers are fourth in Ligue 1 going into matchday 10 of the season. The Black and White are unbeaten in three straight games. Angers defeated Metz 3-2 the last time out. The visitors have been excellent this season and a surprise package. Angers have lost just once this season in Ligue 1.

Angers have not defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the teams’ last 14 matches in all competitions. Last season, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Angers on three occasions in all competitions as the Parisians won by a combined score of 12-1 against Angers. Angers have not taken a point off of PSG since the 2015-16 Ligue 1 season when they claimed a nil-nil draw.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Angers Betting Odds

 

 

Paris Saint-Germain took 15 points from the last 18 on offer in Ligue 1. Their unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 was ended on matchday 9 with the 2-0 loss to Rennes. Over the course of Paris Saint-Germain's last six matches, they outscored opponents 12-4.

 

Pochettino’s team are unbeaten at home this season with 12 points from 12 on offer. They have outscored opponents 12-3 during that six-match timeframe. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Paris Saint-Germain win at full-time are at 8/25. Paris Saint-Germain won three straight matches last season versus Angers.

Angers go into the game on Friday night at the best betting odds of 10/1. The Black and White took nine points from their last 18 on offer in Ligue 1. They went unbeaten in their last three games in Ligue 1 play. Former Lyon assistant Gerald Baticle is in his first season as Angers manager.

Baticle has done brilliantly with the Black and White. The team is unbeaten on the road this season with five points from 12 on offer. They have drawn three straight away matches. Paris Saint-Germain and Angers are at the best betting odds of 5/1 to draw at full-time at the Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Angers Team News

According to an interview with Neymar during the international break, the 29-year-old forward could retire from Brazil after the World Cup. Neymar claims that mentally enduring more international football may not be possible. Paris Saint-Germain's South American players are unlikely to be available for the game unless they quickly fly back to Paris for the game.

Brazil and Argentina play on Thursday South America time (Friday morning Europe time). Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Marquinhos look likely to miss the game on Friday. Pochettino has four names on the injury list going into the game.

Defender Layvin Kurzawa and forward Julian Draxler are both doubts due to illnesses. Defender Sergio Ramos is likely to miss the game due to a calf injury. In addition, Juan Bernat is a doubt due to a lack of fitness following a serious knee injury. Kylian Mbappe should start after scoring the winner for France in the Nations League Final. He leads PSG in goals with five in Ligue 1.

Baticle has just one player on the injury lsit going into the game. Zinedine Ould Khaled is set to miss the game due to injury. Angers are led in goals by Thomas Mangani. He has two assists to go along with the three goals.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Angers H2H

Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in 14 straight games against Angers. The Parisians scored 12 goals in three games against Angers last season in all competitions. Paris Saint-Germain won all three games.

Pochettino’s team is coming off of a first loss in the league, however. The team lost 2-0 to Rennes and this weekend will be without several key players. Angers are unbeaten on the road this season with one win and three straight draws.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Angers Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 10/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Angers were outscored 12-1 by Paris Saint-Germain last season, but this is a new side under Baticle. The Black and White are playing well this season under the new manager. Five of Angers’ last seven games in Ligue 1 ended with both teams scoring. Six of Paris Saint-Germain's 11 matches this season have finished with both teams scoring. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score on Friday in Paris.

 

Half time result: PSG win @ 8/11 - BET NOW

 

 

In seven of Paris Saint-Germain's 11 games this season saw the Parisians win the first half. In nine of the last 14 matches between Paris Saint-Germain and Angers, the Parisians won the first half. Our betting tips prediction is for Paris Saint-Germain to win the first half versus Angers on Friday night. Angers have been losing at halftime in three of their last four Ligue 1 matches.

 

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Nine of the last 14 games between Paris Saint-Germain and Angers ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Six of PSG’s 11 matches in all competitions this season ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Meanwhile, Angers have had three of their nine games finish with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Paris Saint-Germain and Angers to finish with over 2.5 goals tallied. Angers should be far better against Paris Saint-Germain this weekend than they were last term. Friday’s game should be far more competitive than last season’s three games between the teams.

Paris Saint-Germain are in a tricky position. They are coming off of a 2-0 loss to Rennes and face off with RB Leipzig in a must-win Champions League match next week. Paris Saint-Germain should claim a win against Angers despite several players potentially missing from the game.