Paris Saint-Germain will look to get back to winning ways in Ligue 1 on Friday when they welcome Angers to the Parc des Princes. The runaway league leaders suffered their first league defeat of the campaign before the international break, with Rennes showing that teams with smaller budgets can outwork this expensive squad of stars. Yet, PSG remain six points clear of second-placed Lens. The other Ligue 1 teams will have to do their bit to chisel away at their lead if any other team is to have a serious tilt at the title. Angers, in fourth place, eight points behind PSG, are in the position to be one of those teams, especially if they topple the French giants later in the week. They are unbeaten in eight of their nine Ligue 1 matches this season and arrive on the back of a 3-2 home win over Metz, which ended a winless run of four games. Angers are unbeaten in four away matches, winning once. All four of their games on the road featured fewer than three goals. This upcoming game may deviate from that pattern as PSG are fond of running up cricket scores at home.
PSG have played four home games this season, with an average of 3.75 goals per game. The home side won on each occasion. The highest-scoring home team in the division, PSG tend to share the goals around in front of their supporters, with no player scoring more than twice. PSG have had few problems from Angers in the past, winning 13 of their 14 previous encounters. Angers are resolute and determined, though, and have scored in three of their previous five visits to PSG. We suggest backing both teams to score.