League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 1
Match: 20:00 Paris SG – Caen
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.31
Bookmaker: Bwin
Result: 3:0 WIN!!!


Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) host Caen in their opening game of the 2018/19 Ligue 1 campaign, with the French champions expected to topple a team that finished 55 points behind them last season.
It was another hugely successful season for title-winning PSG in Ligue 1 in 2017/18, with the Parisians finishing 13 points ahead of second-placed Monaco. Having convincingly beaten Monaco 4-0 in the French Super Cup last weekend, Paris look to be gearing up for another dominant season.
The visitors come in to this game on the back of a poor pre-season against similar-sized opponents (W1, D2, L2), but will take some encouragement from their last game of the 2017/18 campaign – a goalless draw at home to PSG that helped secure Caen’s top-flight status for another season.
However that draw did come after PSG had already secured the title and had effectively nothing to play for. In fact in the last ten competitive matches between the two sides, Caen have never won a game (D4, L6). The last time they beat Paris was way back in April 2008.
Players to watch: Attacking midfielder Ángel Di María has been instrumental for PSG in previous seasons. He scored two goals in last week’s win against Monaco and could be the key Paris player to watch.
With top scorer Ivan Santini’s move to Anderlecht over the summer, Caen will be looking to new signing and former loanee Enzo Crivelli to fill the goalscorer’s gap.
Stat attack: The last five Ligue 1 matches between these two teams have seen 18 goals (3.6 on average).
Paris have scored in nine out of their last ten Ligue 1 away games (W6, D3, L1), scoring 14 goals in total.
Caen have kept a clean sheet in four of their last ten Ligue 1 home games (W2, D4, L4), but failed to score in five of those games.

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