PSG will start their Ligue 1 title defence away to Clermont Foot, looking to extend their dominance in this fixture after two wins in two meetings last season. Clermont are coming from a strong finish in preseason, winning three straight games and keeping clean sheets in them. However, this is a different type of opposition, and they will know better after conceding 10 goals and scoring once in their two meetings last season. In their final five Ligue 1 matches, Clermont managed just one win and lost three of the last four. Three times in the last five league matches last season, they conceded twice.
PSG will go into this game having registered a dominant performance and win over Nantes in the Champions Trophy, the traditional season opener in France. They won 4-0 in that game and they did it without Kylian Mbappe, who is sidelined for this game too, with injury. Neymar scored twice in that win and there were also goals from Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos. That win was just an extension of a great run that now has the French giants on seven straight wins. They have scored two or more goals in each of their last nine matches and in the last seven they have five clean sheets.
Clermont can’t match PSG’s strength going into this game. PSG have dominated in Ligue 1 and their meetings with Clermont and we don’t expect it to be any different here. We will back PSG to lead in both halves.