Ligue 1 Troyes vs PSG 8/7/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Ligue 2 winners Troyes will start the new season with a seemingly impossible task, as they will play host to a re-vamped PSG side on Saturday. PSG are coming off an unimpressive season where they finished 2

Troyes did a great job in the Ligue 2 last season, finishing at the top of the league table with 77 points (23 wins, 7 losses, 8 draws). They had the 4th best offense with 60 goals and the 3rd best defense with 36 conceded. 20 of their 38 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of exactly 2.5 goals per match. They kept the 2nd most clean sheets (17 in 38 matches), while both teams scored in 20 of their 38 matches. Troyes also had the best home record in the Ligue 2 with 15 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws, scoring 32 goals and conceding 15 in the process. Just 8 of their 19 home matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.5 goals per match. They scored in all 19 home matches, they kept 9 clean sheets and Both Teams scored in 10 home matches. 

PSG were chasing Lille for the top spot for most of last season, but a 1-1 draw against Rennes in the final matches of the season deprived them of the title. They eventually finished 2nd with 82 points (26 wins, 8 losses, 4 draws), just 1 point behind champions Lille. PSG scored the most goals in the league last season (86), and also had the 2nd best defense with just 28 conceded goals. 23 of their 38 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3 goals per match. They kept the 2nd most clean sheets last season, with 19 in 38 matches. They also had the fewest matches where both teams scored, with just 14 of their 38 matches producing goals from both sides. PSG had the 2nd best away record (13 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws), scoring the most away goals (42) and conceding the 2nd fewest (14). 10 of their 19 away matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.9 goals per match. Both Teams scored in just 8 of their 19 away matches and PSG kept 10 clean sheets on the road.

Troyes vs PSG. The two teams last met in the 2017/18 season, where PSG won both matches by the same 2-0 correct score. They have now won each of the last 6 matches against Troyes, keeping 4 clean sheets in the process. PSG made some excellent additions in the off-season, with Ramos, Donnaruma, Wijnaldum and Hakimi and are on track to win the title once again. Siding with PSG to cover the spread here.

Ligue 1 Troyes vs PSG 8/7/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Ligue 1 Starting Time: 15:00PM EDT

Location: Stade de l’Aube, Troyes

Date: Saturday, August 7th      

Ligue 1 Odds: PSG -1.75

Ligue 1 Totals: 3

Free Ligue 1 Pick: PSG -1.5

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