Paris Saint-Germain will begin their defence of the Ligue 1 title this Saturday when they travel to Clermont-Ferrand to face Clermont Foot.
Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont-Ferrand)
Clermont Foot have conceded 2+ goals in seven of their last 10 home league matches.
The hosts have lost six of their last ten home league games.
They have averaged 0.90 goals scored and 1.85 conceded in the previous 20 matches.
Paris Saint-Germain have averaged 2.60 goals scored and 1.00 conceded in the previous 20 matches.
They have scored 2+ goals in 13 of their last 20 league matches
The visitors have won 12 of their last 20 matches in the league.
Head to head
Paris Saint-Germain have won two of the last two head-to-head games between both sides with an aggregate score of 10-1.
Latest performances in all competitions
Clermont will look to transfer their preseason form to the league when they host Ligue 1 defending Champions PSG this Saturday.
The hosts enjoyed a strong preseason, winning four of their last five friendlies while keeping three clean sheets in their last three.
However, these wins came against inferior opponents, although they are Ligue 1 teams. They will hope they can begin the season the way they began the last.
Clermont took eight points from their first four games of last season – remaining unbeaten in the process. However, they unsurprisingly drifted to the lower echelons of the division but still survived, eventually finishing in 17th place.
Last year they posted memorable wins over Lille, Rennes, Marseille and Nice and will be hoping for another shocking result in this game.
Possible Clermont starting line-up
Mory Diaw; Oliver Kamdem, Jean-Claude Billong, Florent Ogier, Neto Borges; Yohann Magnin; Jason Berthomeir, Johan Gastien, Jodel Dossou; Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Grejohn Kyei.
Title-winning coach Christophe Galtier will look to open his account in the league with PSG with a win when he faces Clermont on Saturday.
The Frenchman has already guided his new side to a trophy win this season with a 4-0 win over Nantes in the Super-Cup last weekend. The trophy was PSG’s eleventh Trophée des Champions and will have given Galtier the boost he needs ahead of the season.
The former Nice coach has already started on a positive note with his team winning all of their preseason games this summer albeit against small teams.
His target will now be to begin the league with a convincing win as he looks to guide the Parisians to an eleventh league title, which will make them the most successful team in France.
Possible PSG starting line-up
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos, Presnl Kimpembe, Marquinhos; Achraf Hakimi, Vitinha, Marco Verratti, Nuno Mendes; Lionel Messi; Kylian Mbappe, Neymar.
Injured: Julian Draxler
Clermont 0-3 PSG