The match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille on September 13 was not only scandalous, but it also affected the 2021 Ligue 1 betting predictions. Let’s evaluate the chances of PSG to win the domestic competition in the ongoing season.
On September 13, PSG played its second match in the 2020/21 Ligue 1. The club was defeated by last year’s runner-up Olympique de Marseille, but this wasn’t the only sensation of the day. The match between two rivals ended up with a record number of red and yellow cards as well as a fight among players. Let’s see what happened and how it affected the 2021 Ligue 1 betting predictions about the reigning champion. Odds at online sportsbooks in France have changed significantly!
PSG v Marseille: clubs finished 2nd matchday with five red cards
It seems that the 2020 Ligue 1 champion – Paris Saint-Germain – has bad luck this season. The club lost its first match against Lens – 1:0. However, the unlucky start of the new season was just part of the trouble that became bigger a few days ago.
The second matchday brought PSG an even bigger disappointment. The club has not only lost 0:1 to Olympique de Marseille, but three of its players were given red cards. In general, the match ended up with 12(!) yellow and 5 red cards for both PSG and Marseille players. Despite the modest total score, fans have called the match the tensest for years.
What has led to such an outcome? Firstly, it’s a long-lasting rivalry between two favorites called Le Classique. Last season, PSG won Ligue 1 with 68 points, having left Marseille with a silver medal. However, the match itself was pretty tense – a referee canceled the second Marseille goal, while players from rival teams have been constantly arguing during the whole game. It ended up with a fight resulting in Neymar, Kurzawa, and Paredes, as well as Marseille’s Benedetto and Amavi to be sent off. All this affected odds at Bwin Sportsbook on both teams to win the championship.
What awaits PSG by 2021 Ligue 1 betting predictions?
Tables have turned after another PGS’s defeat in the domestic championship. After two matches, the reigning champion occupies 18th position out of 20. After successful 2019-2020 seasons with a trophy in Ligue 1 and playing in the Champions League final, such a result is a shame for PSG. No wonder that online gambling sites in France have changed their 2021 Ligue 1 betting predictions. According to new odds, Marseille has more chances to win its 10th title this season than its rival, though it goes 5th in the standings after two matchdays. In addition, Neymar can skip at least 2 months of the competition due to his last red card. If so, Paris Saint-Germain will be much weaker without two top forwards – Neymar and Mbappe. The latter has been tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine by now.
All in all, the overall tendency will be clear after the next match with the participation of PSG. The club will meet Metz on September 16 and the odds on the game result are already out at Bwin.