Friday Football Tips: Shots against PSG make appeal

Steve Mounie
Steve Mounie: The former Huddersfield striker has been a threat in Brest's early games

Siding with shots against Paris Saint-Germain looks the way to go when they travel to Brest on Friday night - check out our football props column...

"Last season Faivre landed the SOT bet in 20 of his 34 starts, including all three matches against PSG."

Brest v Paris Saint-Germain
Friday 20 August, 20:00
Live on BT Sport 2 and Betfair Live Video

Paris Saint-Germain have made plenty of headlines of late, thanks to their summer signings, and doubtless many will be tuning in to watch their all-star team on Friday night.

Plenty will be disappointed though. Lionel Messi is not expected to play, while Sergio Ramos remains sidelined by injury. In addition, Neymar is another likely to be left out, given further chance to rest following his exertions at Copa America in the summer.

Of course, plenty of star quality remains - Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to make his debut - but as will probably be the case all season, nearly all PSG-related odds will be shorter than they should be.

One suspects there will be opportunities to make money by siding with their opponents in some shape or form. This week that looks to be in the shots markets.

With Mauricio Pochettino putting out mix-and-match sides, PSG have conceded in all three matches so far this season. In their two Ligue 1 games so far (both won), they've given up 23 shots on their goal.

This week's opponents, Brest, have started with two draws but against decent sides in Rennes and Lyon.

Steve Mounie, once of Huddersfield, has fired off nine shots in those two matches - only two players have managed more in Ligue 1 so far.

I'll put him down for two shots here and add a Romain Faivre shot on target to produce a 3.45 Bet Builder.

Faivre has had four shots so far from his attacking-midfield role, managing a shot on target in each game.

Last season he landed the SOT bet in 20 of his 34 starts, including all three matches against PSG.

That area between the visiting defence and midfield could be a profitable one given the new partnerships still being formed in the PSG side, so I'm happy to side with Faivre here.

Column 2021/22 P/L

Staked: 7pts
Returned: 5.58pts
P/L: -1.42pts

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