PSG - Troyes - Saturday 16.00 GMT
PSG qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a win at Malmo (5-0) and host Troyes on Saturday afternoon at the Parc des Princes. It’s top against bottom as the leaders face a Troyes team who are yet to win a game this season in Ligue 1. There are 33 points between the two sides before kick off, and Paris are immense favourites in this match. They are still unbeaten in the league this season and have won their last eight Ligue 1 games, scoring 23 goals and conceding only four.
They are in top form as well after the hammering of Malmo on Wednesday. Angel Di Maria scored a brace and was outstanding, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netted a goal on his return in his home town in an emotional evening for him.
David Luiz didn’t play as he was suspended but he will be back against Troyes. Marco Verratti is still be out through injury though. But it will be a very strong team put out by Blanc to keep the unbeaten and winning runs alive, especially at home where PSG have been exceptional in the last three seasons. The champions look invincible at the moment with the best attack and best defence in the league and a 13 point lead at the top of the table as well. They have no weaknesses in Ligue 1 and they are not even dropping their focus against smaller clubs like they used to in the past couple of seasons.
So for Troyes, it is almost a case of not conceding too many at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. It will be the toughest game of the season for Jean-Marc Furlan and his men. They have not won a single game so far this season (five draws and nine defeats) and are bottom of the table, already nine points behind the first team outside of the relegation zone. It looks like an impossible task for Troyes who have not been good enough so far in the league.
I think it will be a heavy defeat for them.
The odds are massively in favour of PSG with a home win at 1.10. The draw is at 9.00 and a Troyes away win is at 28.00.
Edison Cavani is favourite to score first at 3.20 but my best tip PSG to win both halves at 1.77.
Score prediction: PSG 4 Troyes 0 at 7.50