Everything points to a low-scoring affair in Paris on Wednesday night.
PSG v Angers – Wednesday 20:00, BT Sport Europe
Paris Saint-Germain are level on points with Monaco, occupying third place in the table on goal difference alone, and could heap further pressure on both Monaco and Nice with a win on Wednesday over Angers. Angers are rank outsiders going into this match against the league champions, but they may take comfort from the fact that they held the Parisians to a 0-0 draw at this stage last season.
This is an extremely busy stretch for PSG, for whom this is the second of four consecutive weeks with a midweek fixture. Having scratched their way to a victory at Lyon at the weekend, they will be grateful for the probable return of Angel Di Maria to the attack, although they are still likely to be without Layvin Kurwaza in defence. Angers travel having lost to Saint-Etienne this weekend, and they must aim to avoid suffering successive Ligue 1 defeats for the first time since August. Romain Thomas and Cheick N’Doye will add crucial strength and size to the guests’ lineup as they return from their respective suspensions.
PSG have conceded just one goal in their last 10 home Ligue 1 fixtures, winning eight of those, so it’s very unlikely that they’ll throw this match away when they’re in such a promising league position. That being said, seven of the last 10 league matches Angers have played on the road have featured under 2.5 goals, so for this one we think that PSG/Under 2.5 is value at 3.45.Bet £10 Get £20