Reims vs PSGFrench Ligue 1, KO: 19:45 Aug 29, 2021, Stade Auguste-Delaune II
PSG will look to maintain their 100% start in Ligue 1 as they travel to the Stade Auguste-Delaune II for a clash against Reims. The Parisians have started the season brightly even without Lionel Messi and Neymar in the squad, they should be too strong for an out of sorts Reims team.
Reims were held to a 1-1 draw by Metz in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. They rode their luck after Marshall Munetsi's early opener was cancelled out as the hosts dominated the possession but failed to find the winner.
It has been a disappointing start to the season for Reims, who are still seeking their first win of the campaign. They have drawn their opening three matches and are currently sitting in the bottom half of the table.
Oscar Garcia’s men have struggled at the back and are often easily carved open, conceding four goals in their last two matches.
PSG’s quest to reclaim their title has started on a positive note and are setting the early pace in Ligue 1 this season. They travel to Reims off the back of a 4-2 victory over Brest last time out with Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria among the goals.
PSG have scored four goals in back-to-back matches after beating Strasbourg 4-2 in their previous fixture. They are set to get even stronger with manager Mauricio Pochettino hinting that summer signing Lionel Messi and Neymar could be in the squad for the trip to Reims.
Despite their attacking fluidity, PSG have conceded in all three off their matches this season. With summer recruit Sergio Ramos not set to return till after the international break, that run is likely to continue on Sunday.
How the bookies view it
PSG are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with an away win priced at 19/100 by novibet. A victory for Reims is valued at a massive 18/1 by Skybet while a draw is set at odds of 29/4 by Sport Nation.
PSG have looked very good at the start of the season and with Reims struggling to find their best form, I am leaning towards a comfortable away win here.
Head to head
PSG have a 9-3 advantage with two draws from 14 previous matches against Reims. They have won the last three fixtures and triumphed 4-0 in the most recent meeting with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe among the goals.
Players to watch
Reims have spread their goals across the team this season with Moreto Cassama scoring two goals. Given PSG's defensive struggles, the midfielder could be tipped in the anytime goalscorer market at 9/1 with Paddy Power.
With Neymar and Lionel Messi likely to start from the bench on Sunday, Kylian Mbappe will be the one to watch for PSG. The French striker finally got off the mark last time out against Brest and could be tipped to score anytime at 8/13 with Skybet.
Anything else catch the eye?
PSG have scored four goals in each of their last two matches and also put four past Reims in their last meeting, they could be tipped in the -2 handicap market at 13/10 with Paddy Power.
PSG's last two matches have produced over 4.5 goals and MansionBet is offering 47/20 on a similar outcome while over 3.5 goals is set at evens with Red Zone. PSG are also likely to win both halves at 13/10 with Sport Nation.
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