Straight after holding leaders Paris Saint-Germain to a thrilling 3-3 draw, Monaco will look to dish out a surprise when the sides meet again in the French Ligue 1 encounter. Monaco start the round eighth in the standings with 29 points, while PSG are still top of the standings with 46 points.
The 3-3 draw in the previous round mean Monaco are unbeaten in five Ligue 1 fixtures. This run saw them win three and draw two. After the draw, Monaco should be confident of pulling off an upset considering their impressive home form. Monaco have won their last six Ligue 1 home matches and haven’t lost at home since September. In five of those six matches, Monaco have scored at least three goals aggregating 19 goals in all over these six fixtures. Six of Monaco’s nine home fixtures this season in Ligue 1 have seen goals at both ends. Considering how fragile the two defences are, this could once again be the case here.
PSG have scored 46 goals this season and have failed to score in just one of their 19 Ligue 1 fixtures. Furthermore, in nine of their 19 Ligue1 matches this season, PSG have scored at least thrice. That includes the reverse fixture, where PSG have scored exactly three goals. Playing away from home, PSG have won their last three matches and have seven wins in their last eight Ligue 1 away fixtures. No side was able to hold PSG to a blank in their nine away Ligue 1 trips this season. Indeed, four of PSG’s last five away matches in Ligue 1 have ended with goals at both ends.
Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain played out a thrilling six-goal draw that only highlighted how good these two sides are. It is difficult to pick up a winner in this fixture, although the recent goal glut in their matches is sure to see goals flowing in this match.