Paris Saint Germain vs. Bastia Prediction: PSG Targets Ligue 1’s Top Spot

Updated: October 10, 2013

Match Date: 19 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Parc des Princes


Neither a suspension nor an injury can prevent PSG from stealing the spotlight against AS Monaco. But prior to stealing the limelight from their rivals, the club still needs to overcome the intensity of an equally title hungry, Bastia.


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Paris Saint Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s perfect penalty shot clinched a stunning victory for the 10-man Paris Saint Germain to level with current league leader, AS Monaco.


An red card for Thiago Motta almost crippled PSG. Nevertheless, this did not prevent the club from winning over the host, Marseille. Despite the struggle, the visitors emerged as the victorious side.


The result goes beyond achieving a victory. It also meant that PSG is back at the zenith of Ligue 1. Despite a slow start, PSG has managed to secure successive wins to cover for their disappointing draws during the season’s early phase.


Pitted against Bastia, the club has no reasons to disappoint their supporters as they look forward to extending their lead against the newly promoted Monaco.




Bastia moved to the 10th spot after thrashing Lorient with 4 goals to 1.


Giving an early lead to the club was Ryad Boudebouz and was shortly followed by Wahbi Kazri’s converted penalty. Several minutes after half time, Milos Krasic fired the club’s third goal and Romaric ensured a strong finish by the 79th.


Bastia’s scoring spree was a result of dominating possession and converting scoring opportunities. To date, Bastia has already won, lost and drew thrice in all of its appearance.



Football betting tip: Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Bastia

Although Motta is sidelined due to a suspension, PSG remains a heavy favorite. But since Bastia still keeps the momentum of their most recent victory, expect them to give PSG  a hard time to secure the victory.



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