Paris Saint-Germain Clear Favourites To Win on Thursday

Published on January 7th, 2016 1:11 pm EST

There will be some French Ligue 1 play on Thursday as Paris Saint-Germain is set to do battle against Bastia.

Paris Saint-Germain is making an absolute joke of Ligue 1 so far this season, as they currently sit an eye-popping 19 points ahead of their next closest rival, Monaco. Paris Saint-Germain has not lost this season, compiling a record of 16-3-0 over the course of their first 19 games. The next best record in the league belongs to Monaco, who currently sit in second place with a record of 8-8-3.

Bastia, on the other hand, currently has a record of 6-4-9 for a total of 22 points. Bastia has plenty to play for, as they want to stay above the relegation line as well as make up ground on the likes of Nantes and Bordeaux.

Paris Saint-Germain has scored 48 goals so far this season while allowing just 9, while Bastia has scored 20 goals while allowing 24. Will Bastia have any chance of stopping the talented attack from PSG? It seems unlikely.

Here are the odds for Thursday's game - as you can see, the bookmakers aren't giving Bastia much of a chance of winning:

PSG, 1.10
Draw, 9.00
Bastia, 26.00

According to the bookmakers, PSG should win this home game 90% of the time. In reality, however, the odds are likely even more stacked in their favour.

Here are the three likeliest outcomes of Thursday's game:

Paris Saint-Germain Wins 3-0, 5.50
Paris Saint-Germain Wins 2-0, 6.00
Paris Saint-Germain Wins 4-0, 6.50

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PSG has a very vaunted attack this year, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria are all having strong campaigns. There is a reason why PSG has scored nearly 50 goals in 19 games so far this year.

Will Bastia be able to cope with this attack? It seems unlikely.

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