12 November 2018
AS Monaco’s disastrous start of the season can go from bad to worse, as they look to host Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Louis II.
With a record of one win, four draws, and seven losses, the Monégasques currently sit in the relegation zone as the only team along with Guingamp that failed to register two triumphs in Ligue 1. Moreover, the club from the principality have secured their only victory on the opening matchday against Nantes on the road, as they are yet to wrap up all three points at home. The Red and Whites score an average of 1 goal per match, having failed to find the back of the net four times in the first twelve fixtures. On the other hand, they concede an average of 1.5 goals per game, as they reside as the only team that have kept a clean sheet once this year. Monaco have lost five out of the previous six, playing out a 2-2 draw with Dijon in the process.
As for the visitors, they are comfortably cruising towards their second straight Ligue 1 title, as they are the only French side to capture all 36 points so far. With 41 goals scored so far, the Parisians have the best goalscoring record in the French top flight, having notched at least two goals in all twelve rounds. Speaking of their defensive performance, the reigning champions have kept six clean sheets, having allowed just seven goals, which puts them on par with Montpellier at the very top. PSG score an average of 3 goals per match when it comes to their road encounters, while they concede an average of 0.80.
The two sides have faced each other in the French Super Cup earlier in the summer, with Paris Saint-Germain sweeping Monaco aside with a glorious 4-0 victory.
Provisional line-up – AS Monaco:
Gk: Benaglio Defense: Henrichs – Glik – Jemerson – Almamy Toure Midfield: Sofiane Diop – Tielemans – Ait Bennasser – Chadli Attack: Golovin – Moussa Sylla
Provisional line-up – Paris Saint-Germain:
Gk: Buffon Defense: Thiago Silva – Marquinhos – Kehrer – Meunier – Bernat Midfield: Verratti – Draxler – Di Maria Attack: Mbappe – Neymar
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