Football Tips: Our 8/1 shout for Lens v PSG on New Year’s Day

Our tipster James Walters reckons PSG could struggle on New Year's Day.

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Lens v PSG betting tips

The Draw
Both Teams to Score
Over 1.5 Goals
Kylian Mbappe to Score Anytime

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 8/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

The Draw

Lens v PSG sees first travel to second in Ligue 1 on New Year’s Day in a game that could shake up the title race. PSG, who are still unbeaten so far this season, are seven points clear of Lens but that could be cut to just four points if the home side pull off a victory.

PSG edged past second-bottom Strasbourg last time out thanks to a late Kylian Mbappe penalty but they struggled to get going, especially with Neymar’s red card.

The Ligue 1 champions will be without the suspended Neymar, while Lionel Messi could also be absent. Lens have a perfect home record this season having won all eight of their games. They’ll also know this is a perfect chance to get a result against PSG without Neymar and potentially Messi.

The home side could stun the out-of-sorts PSG, who will be fully reliant on Mbappe on Sunday, however, we’re siding with The Draw.

Both Teams to Score

There will be a lot of quality on show on Sunday as both sides look to dent each other’s title hopes. While there’s a lot at stake, we can see there being plenty of chances so Both Teams to Score makes sense.

BTTS has landed in three of PSG’s last four games and in two of Lens’ last three outings.

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Over 1.5 Goals

We’re backing Both Teams to Score so adding in Over 1.5 Goals is an obvious choice. We’re sticking safe and backing two or more goals instead of Over 2.5 Goals, just in case it finishes 1-1.

Goals aren’t a problem for PSG, with their games averaging 3.4 goals per game. Lens’ average is 2.3 goals per match and Over 1.5 Goals has landed in three of their last four.

Kylian Mbappe to Score Anytime

Who else but Mbappe?

The Frenchman netted the winner from the penalty spot last time out against Strasbourg and if anyone is going to score at Lens it’s him, especially with Neymar and potentially Messi missing out.

The 24-year-old has been sensational this season – as well as shining at the World Cup – with Mbappe netting 20 goals in 20 starts for PSG in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

We don’t need to overthink this leg of the Bet Builder, Mbappe to Score Anytime is a smart pick.

Lens v PSG Bet Builder tips:

The Draw
Both Teams to Score
Over 1.5 Goals
Kylian Mbappe to Score Anytime

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 8/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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