The second Classique between AS Monaco and Paris Saint Germain in four days takes place on Wednesday evening at the Stade Louis II.
Clashing previously on Sunday, the two sides produced an absolute thriller in the capital as they each claimed a point following a fantastic 3-3 in the capital. Neymar gave PSG the perfect start in the game but the visitors managed to turn the game around quickly with goals from Gelson Martins and Wissam Ben Yedder. An own-goal from Fode Ballo-Toure levelled matters for the hosts before Neymar then got in on the act once again as he struck from the penalty spot. A late strike from substitute Islam Slimani then saw the game end level and Monaco claim what was a valuable point as they aim to continue climbing away from the relegation zone in Ligue 1.
That recent draw extended Monaco’s recent winless run against their great rivals extend to 11 matches in all competitions. As a matter of fact, Les Monégasques have not managed to beat PSG away from home since March 2016. The hosts are this time favoured once again to claim another victory at odds of 4/9 with William Hill, whilst a draw can be backed at 4/1. Elsewhere, Monaco are available at a price of 24/5 to earn a long-awaited victory.
One aspect that is usually guaranteed between these two sides when they meet is goals. Not since March 2016, in Monaco’s last victory, have there been fewer than three goals scored in a single game. As a matter of fact, in the last five meetings between the two at Le Parc des Princes, there has been 24 goals at an average of 4.8 per match. Over 4.5 goals to be scored in the game is available at odds of 7/4 with Paddy Power.
Coming into the match this week, both sides are blessed with some of the most prolific attacking talents in French football. Following his strike at the weekend, Ben Yedder is leading the race for the golden boot with 14 goals. The striker is at 6/1 with Betfred to score the opening goal of the match. Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have 11 and ten goals respectively and can be backed at 4/1 and 7/2 to score first.
PSG currently only have one injury worry ahead of the match with defender Presnel Kimpembe out with a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Monaco are also missing a duo of young attacking talents. Pietro Pellegri and Willem Geubbels are both still restricted to the sidelines.