Guingamp host title favourites Paris St Germain at the Stade du Roudourou hoping to spring a major upset. Guingamp were able to finish 10th in the table last season after managing 50 points, but the club could have finished as high as eighth had it not been for an inferior goal difference. PSG were surprisingly unable to win the league title last season. The team were second best on all fronts to Monaco, but the 2017-18 campaign promises a return to normality.
Betting Tips for the game
The opening day victory over Metz was a huge boost for Guingamp, who had been showing in different form in pre-season. It was also a major surprise considering that the club could only manage two away wins last season.
PSG began the campaign with an expected victory over newly promoted Amiens. The world’s most expensive player, Neymar, watched from the stands, as PSG registered a comfortable victory.
The previous game between these two clubs witnessed PSG thrashing Guingamp 4-0 at home. However, Guingamp provided a decisive say in the title race with a 2-1 win over PSG in the last game at Stade du Roudourou. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for PSG.
Guingamp are given odds of 14/1 for a win, but our prediction is not to expect a home win in this fixture. Even though Guingamp were able to register a shock 2-1 win in the last home game against PSG, the away team comes to this fixture with a completely different mindset. Even though the likelihood of Neymar taking part in the game appears unlikely, his arrival has given PSG a significant lift. There has also been strengthening in other areas of the pitch with players like Dani Alves. Our preview is confident of backing a PSG win at 1/4 with Sky Bet.
Correct Score odds
The opening game witnessed PSG have 11 shots at goal and dominate possession with 64% of the ball. The figures can be expected to drop slightly for the away game, while Guingamp were all about capitalising on the weaknesses of Metz. PSG have not scored more than two goals in the last five visits to the Roudourou, while Guingamp scored more than a goal in this fixture for the first time last season. Guingamp had one of the better home records last season. Our correct score prediction is to go with a 2-1 win for PSG, and it is placed at odds of 17/2 with Bet365.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been over 2.5 goals in four of the last five meetings between the two clubs. Even though Guingamp have a strong record at home and conceded 13 goals in the 19 home matches last season, PSG are likely to be too strong for the home team. Our total goals prediction is to go with over 2.5 goals at 8/15 with Bet365.
First Goalscorer odds
Edinson Cavani has scored six goals in his eight appearances against Guingamp. Incidentally, all the six goals have come in the last four games against this opponent. Cavani opened the scoring in the first match of the season. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Cavani at 9/4 with Paddy Power.