Paris Saint Germain have a really deep roster this season and proved that they can do without some key players. They are coming off a massive win against Montpellier, their fourth in succession. They will now look to make it five in a row when they will host Nimes on Saturday. Nimes have improved a lot lately but they are no match for the champions.
Date/Time: 2-23-2019, 11:00 EST
Spread: Nimes +2
Total: 3.5 Goals
Paris Saint Germain (21-1-2) are coming off a huge win at home against Montpellier, by a massive 1-5. It was actually a pretty balanced match, but the hosts were so much better with their shot selection. That was the fourth consecutive win in all competitions for Paris Saint Germain, who also kept three clean sheets in that span. They are still sitting at the top of the league table with 65 points, a solid 15 points ahead of the 2nd Lille. Paris Saint Germain have by far the best offense with 74 goals (3.08 per match), and the best defense with just 14 conceded. They have been perfect at home so far in the season (13-0-0), where they have scored 47 goals and have conceded just 5. Moreover, they have three more wins, a draw and a loss at home in other competitions.
Nimes (10-9-6) played a really solid match at home against Dijon last week. They scored a goal in each half and managed to win by an easy 0-2. That was their second consecutive win, having lost just one of their last five (3-1-1). Nimes are currently sitting at the middle of the league table (10th spot) with 36 points. They have probably evaded the relegation as they are already 16 points ahead of the red line. Nimes have also been quite competitive on the road so far in the season (5-5-2). They have scored 19 goals on the road, which is the 3rd best away offense in the league. But they have also conceded 22 goals, which is the 3rd worst defense. Nimes have lost four of their last five away matches in all competitions.
Paris Saint Germain had to score two late goals in order to beat Nimes by 4-2 on the road earlier in the season. The only previous match between the two was a Cup match back in 2007, where Paris Saint Germain won by 0-3 at home.
The French champions are on track for another title and they have been simply dominant at home so far. Nimes have been competitive on the road but cannot realistically challenge their opponents here. Maybe they can assist in the scoring department, so I will take the Over 3.5 Goals here.
Ligue 1 Paris Saint Germain vs Nimes Prediction: Over 3.5 Goals (-113)
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