Ligue 1 heads into matchday 12 this weekend as PSG remain top of the table after a 1-0 win over Marseille last week. They will head to the road to take on lowly Ajaccio, who sit in 18th place with just eight points on the season as they look to find their way out of the relegation zone.
Like all Ligue 1 matches this season, you can watch the action on beIN SPORTS or via live stream on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. You can also watch it live on fuboTV or Fanatiz with a paid subscription on Friday, as this contest kicks off at 3pm ET. Let’s take a closer look at the game, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Ajaccio v. Paris Saint-Germain
Date: Friday, October 21
Weather: 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Television channel: be in sports
live broadcast: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fuboTV, Fanatiz
Odds, picks and predictions
Paris Saint-Germain: -380
money line selection:PSG-380
As fun as it would be to back Ajaccio at +1100 in this one, it would be silly as PSG are almost guaranteed victory. Ajaccio struggled to return to Ligue 1 after spending eight consecutive seasons in Ligue 2, but their campaign is not going as well as they hoped as they are sitting firmly in the relegation zone after 11 games played. Through their last seven meetings with PSG dating back to 2011, they have not recorded a single win, going 0-3-4 in that stretch.
However, this will be the first meeting between the two sides since a League Cup match in 2014 in which PSG cruised to a comfortable 3-1 win. The defending Ligue 1 champions have yet to lose a game this season, going 9-2-0 in their first 11 games for 29 points and an impressive +24 goal differential. They sit three points ahead of Lorient, while Lens and Marseille are close behind in third and fourth place respectively.
PSG is led by Neymar with nine goals and seven assists on the season, while Kylian Mbappé has added eight goals and one assist. Lionel Messi is tied with Neymar for assists to co-manage the team at the moment, while Messi has also added five goals in the first leg of the campaign. However, PSG will not be able to count on Neymar and Sergio Ramos, both of whom are suspended. Neymar was sanctioned with a one-game suspension for accumulating yellow cards, while Ramos was sent off in the goalless draw against Reims two weeks ago and two more LFP games suspended.
Regardless of the absences, PSG remain heavy favorites to win this contest and are expected to emerge victorious. Support the league leaders to get all three points in this one.
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