Julien Laurens' Ligue 1 Betting: PSG To Make It A Perfect 10 At Toulouse


Toulouse - PSG - Saturday 16.00 GMT

PSG travel to Toulouse on Saturday afternoon to keep their unbeaten run going.

They are yet to taste defeat in the league or domestically so far this season. They beat Lyon on Wednesday evening in the French League Cup quarter-final with pretty much a reserve team. Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t feature, neither did Kevin Trapp, Serge Aurier, Maxwell, Thiago Silva or Blaise Matuidi, whilst Angel Di Maria and Thiago Motta came on late in the game. Some of those players will start on Saturday against Toulouse, rested and full of energy, but Laurent Blanc has confirmed that Silva is still out and both Di Maria and David Luiz are doubtful.

On Wednesday, without their star players, PSG didn’t play well against Lyon but still won the game. Their momentum is incredible and it is hard to see a team capable of stopping them in the league. They have won their last nine games in all competitions (including a friendly against Inter Milan), keeping seven clean sheets, conceding only two goals and scoring 20. Paris are 20 points clear of Angers in second place in the table and have not lost in Toulouse since 2009. They will play them again in the French Cup last 16 next week, and in the League Cup semi final in ten days, both at home.

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For Toulouse, it is, like for everybody else, a tough task. But the players have nothing to lose so they will have no pressure on Saturday. They have been in a good form lately with only one defeat in their last nine games in all competitions. They are still only 18th in the table but their win against Marseille in the League Cup quarter final on Wednesday, and at Reims last weekend in a crucial league match have boosted the players’ confidence.

However, they played extra-time against Marseille with their best team, and they will be tired against PSG. I can't see them getting anything from this game.

The odds are massively in favour of PSG with an away win at 1.39. The draw is at 4.75 and a Toulouse home win is at 8.25.

Edinson Cavani is favourite to score first at 3.80. My best tip is PSG to win and both teams to score at 3.00.

Score prediction: Toulouse 1 PSG 2 at 9.00