I said a couple of weeks ago that Dijon looked good value on a +2 handicap to cover against PSG and I’ll say the exact same thing here about Angers. The hosts are a solid team, hard to beat and generally keep matches quite close against anyone. This season they went toe to toe with Lyon and have picked up many more respectable results. Obviously, now the challenge facing them is tougher but PSG are missing a couple of key players here which could make a difference. Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos, along with Thiago Motta all won't feature which is a blow for them.
Of course, PSG have managed fine before without key players, and even last week easily beat Nice 3-0 without Neymar. On the road things can be different though and the memory of Montpellier frustrating them (2-2) and the fortunate 2-1 success vs Dijon spring to mind. I think PSG will win, but not easily and if I had some bollocks I’d back Angers +2 on the Asian lines. However, I don’t want to risk anything and all it would take is a strong 10-20 mins from PSG and they could win by two or more without much sweat. I don’t think they’ll be at their best here though so for those presuming an easy win, maybe think again.
Recommended bet: None
Player importance explanation: K =Key, X =Regular XI starter, B = Bench player