Football Bet of the Day: No Parisian romance for stuttering Bordeaux
After a push in Spain, Kev's backing PSG to continue their astonishing home form, as they prepare for a huge Champions League clash.
"PSG have won every single home game in Ligue 1, and nine of their 11 wins have been by at least two goals."
Ligue 1 leaders to send a message
PSG v Bordeaux
Saturday February 9, 16:00
A goalless stalemate between Valladolid and Villarreal stopped our losing run last night, but only our stake was returned. It was one of those nights where no-one was particularly happy, which I imagine is what going to "An Evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg" feels like.
We move on, and reinvest that cash in this afternoon's Ligue 1 clash between PSG and Bordeaux. The Parisian table-toppers are smarting after last weekend's defeat at Lyon, their first league loss of the season. Although there is a gigantic Champions League game at Manchester United on the horizon, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has insisted he won't treat this fixture against Bordeaux as an inconvenience that will only feature the reserves.
PSG have won all 11 of their home games in the top flight this term, and nine of those victories have come by a margin of two goals or greater. They have only conceded four league goals at home, and have whacked in 41. They also have a wrong to right after they were held to a 2-2 draw in Bordeaux earlier this season.
Bordeaux have hit the skids of late, losing their last three matches. On the road they have lost four of their last five games in league and cup, and they have drawn a blank in three of those games. In six of their last eight road matches in the league, Bordeaux have failed to score, which doesn't bode well for today's encounter.
Even if Tuchel shuffles his pack, PSG should have enough quality on the pitch to win this comfortably. It's obvious and maybe not the most exciting bet, but backing PSG -1.5 on the Asian Handicap at [1.75] makes a lot of sense.
Points Staked: 19
Points Returned: 13.97
P/L: -5.03 points
Back PSG -1.5 on the Asian Handicap at [1.75]