PSG vs Toulouse, KO: 19:45 Jan 3, 2024, Parc des Princes
It is a chance to claim the first piece of silverware in France as PSG host Toulouse in the Trophee de Champions on Wednesday. The Parisians are expected to have too much quality for Toulouse and with the clash holding at Parc des Princes, they should ease to a comfortable victory.
PSG were far from their dominant best in the first half of the season and will view Wednesday’s clash as a chance to claim some silverware and set the tone for the rest of the campaign. They are unbeaten in their last eight matches across all competitions, claiming five wins in that run.
The Parisians head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 3-1 victory over Metz in their final Ligue 1 fixture of 2023. They were largely untroubled for much of the encounter with Kylian Mbappe netting a second half brace after Vitinha had opened the scoring.
Wednesday’s clash is at the Parc des Princes where PSG have done some of their best work this season and are unbeaten in their last nine matches across all competitions. Luis Enrique’s men have picked up eight wins in that run, although they have failed to keep a clean sheet.
Toulouse earned a place in Wednesday’s clash after lifting the Coupe de France last season. However, they have failed to hit those heights this term and are currently wallowing near the bottom end of the table having struggled to balance their European engagements with their domestic campaign.
Things appeared to get worse for Toulouse towards the end of 2023 as they have picked up just one win from their last eight matches across all competitions. Their final fixture of the year ended in a 2-1 home defeat to Monaco despite taking an early lead through Frank Magri.
Toulouse have also found things difficult on their travels this season with just one win in their last 11 away matches across all competitions. However that win came in their previous fixture on the road as they claimed a 2-1 victory at LASK in a Europa League group stage fixture.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed PSG as overwhelming favourites with a win priced at 1/4 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Toulouse is valued at 11/1 with 10bet while a draw is set at odds of 11/2 by William Hill.
Head to head
PSG have a 30-9 advantage with eight draws from 47 previous matches against Toulouse. The Parisians have also won four of the last five meetings, although both teams battled to a 1-1 in a Ligue 1 fixture back in August.
Players to watch
Kylian Mbappe continues to be the shining light for PSG and has scored three goals in his last two matches. The forward has also found the net twice in the last three matches against Toulouse and is priced at 4/7 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Thijs Dallinger has caught the eye this season and could be the one to watch for Toulouse. The forward has two goals in his last three away matches and is priced at 4/1 by BoyleSports to get in the score sheet once again.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams have been on target in their last two meetings and a repeat could be considered at 19/20 by bet365. PSG saw over 3.5 goals in their previous fixture at the Parc des Princes and a similar outcome is priced at 23/20 with 888Sport.
PSG are likely to be dominant on Wednesday and could be tipped to win both halves at 6/4 with BoyleSports. Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring in the last meeting between both teams and could be tipped to grab the first goal at 9/4 with bet365.
This match between PSG and Toulouse will be played on Jan 3, 2024 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best PSG vs Toulouse prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.