class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>All eyes will be on Lionel Messi with the Argentine expected to make his debut this weekend and the world's best player is good value to score
Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain travel to Reims on Sunday in a game which is likely to see Lionel Messi make his debut for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The Parisians have made a perfect start to the new campaign claiming three wins from their three matches, while their opponents this weekend are also unbeaten having recorded a hat-trick of draws.
Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain latest odds
Last season PSG won this fixture 2-0 before beating Reims 4-0 in Paris and another success for the nine-time French champions is priced at 1/5 (1.20) with bet365.
Reims meanwhile are priced at 12/1 (13.00) to claim their first win of the season, with the draw available at 6/1 (7.00).
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The game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain team news
PSG are likely to be boosted by the involvement of both Messi and Neymar for the first time this season, although they are unlikely to form the attacking trident that the world of football has been eagerly awaiting.
Kylian Mbappe is unlikely to feature as the details of a potential move to Real Madrid are being finalised, while also missing for the visitors are Mauro Icardi, Sergio Ramos and Colin Dagba.
The hosts are without Arber Zeneli, Mousa Doumbia, Fraser Hornby and Anastasios Donis who are all injured.
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Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain preview
All eyes will be on Messi as he pulls on the PSG shirt for the first time and plays his first ever league match outside of Spain’s La Liga.
The Argentine ended as the top scorer in the Spanish top flight last term finishing the campaign strongly after a rocky start.
It remains to be seen in what state Messi is in both physically and mentally after a tumultuous summer, but there seems little doubt that he will be capable of having an impact on Sunday’s game.
Playing alongside his friend and former Barcelona team-mate Neymar, expect Messi to flourish and there should be plenty of interest in backing the 34-year-old to score on his debut.
Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain tips & predictions
Mess is offered at 4/11 (1.44) to score at anytime and at 2/1 (3.00) to break the deadlock.
There could also be some interest in backing him to score two or more goals at 6/4 (2.50) something he did on nine occasions in La Liga last term.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.