The opening round of Ligue 1 should be an easy job for PSG. The Paris team is hosting Caen in a match that can really only have one outcome; of course, that will be an easy win for PSG. So, based on this, what are our tips for the PSG v Caen match?
Prediction For This Game:
When you look at last year’s results between those two teams (3-1 and 0-0), one must ask: Why would you ever want to play in a match where PSG will win to nil? Those two games last season are a little deceiving. In the first match, PSG was leading 3-0, and conceded a stupid penalty in 90th minute. In the second match, in Caen, it was in the last round and Paris Saint-Germain played all its young players and rested all the top stars. Because of all these factors, we believe that PSG to win to nil at Ladbrokes at 1.75 an extremely tempting bet.
PSG thrashed Monaco 4-0 in the Super Cup, so that should be yet another clear message to all the clubs in Ligue 1. PSG is by far the strongest team in France and the only question is when will they officially celebrate the new title. They even managed to upgrade their team by adding world-class goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, so the likes of some fluke goals are close to zero; and attackers Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Cavani will always find a way to score.
Caen stayed in Ligue 1 last season thanks to a 0-0 draw with PSG in last round. They already had a very weak team, and this summer they lost their best striker Ivan Santini who moved to Anderlecht. His replacements, Enzo Crivelli and Yacine Bammou, are nowhere near his standard and they will struggle to score goals; just like last season when they score only 27 goals in 38 matches, which was the least number of goals by any team in Ligue 1.
PSG last 5 games:
Caen last 5 games:
PSG v Caen last 5 games:
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ PSG is by far the best team in Ligue 1.
✓ Caen is one of the weakest teams in Ligue 1.
✓ Caen scored only 27 goals last season; they were the least effective team in Ligue 1.
✓ PSG thrashed Monaco 4-0 in the Super Cup.
✘ Last season PSG won 3-1 at home and in Caen, they drew 0-0.