On Saturday, August 14, Paris Saint-Germain will host Strasbourg in the second round of the French Ligue 1. The meeting, which will be held at the Parc des Presne stadium, starts at 22:00 Moscow time. PSG – Strasbourg: forecast , rate, odds, statistics.
The 2020/21 season was not as successful for Paris Saint-Germain as we would like. The team not only flew out in the semi-finals of the Champions League, losing to Manchester City, but also did not defend the title, leaving Lille ahead.
In the offseason, the Parisians have been active in the transfer market, so they hope to improve the results. So, they signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Ashraf Hakimi, Giorginio Wijnaldum, but their most significant acquisition was Lionel Messi , who is already training with the team and preparing for his debut.
In the first round of Ligue 1, Mauricio Pochettino ‘s men defeated Troyes (2: 1) on the road thanks to goals from Hakimi and Mauro Icardi.
In “Strasbourg” last season, too, it did not work out, because he had to fight for survival. As a result – 15th place in the standings with a small margin from the danger zone.
In the offseason, the club’s management invited Julien Stefan to the post of head coach, but did not seriously change the composition, which remained about the same as a year ago.
In the French championship, the “runners” started unsuccessfully, losing at home to Angers (0: 2) and delivering only one shot to the opponent’s goal.
After an injury at Strasbourg, only striker Lebo Motiba is recovering .
Forecast and rate
In the upcoming match, download 1xbet give an advantage to the hosts: Paris Saint-Germain win – 1.23 , Strasbourg win – 12.50 , draw – 7.00 .
The Parisians are on the emotional upswing since the signing of Messi, who is likely to debut with the squad on 14 August.
It can be expected that the stadium will be filled to the maximum, according to the established limits, so that warm support for the hosts will be provided.
In such conditions, Pochettino’s wards are obliged not to fall face down in the mud, so our forecast and bet is “victory of“ Paris Saint-Germain ”with a handicap of -2” for 1.94.
Since Strasbourg conceded two goals from Angers, then the Parisians probably will get even more… Another option is “Paris Saint-Germain’s individual total over 2.5” for 1.80. By the way, we will not be surprised if Messi will be able to distinguish himself already in the debut meeting.