Ligue 1 Betting: African Nations Cup impact felt as French top-flight returns
James Eastham looks at the smart bets ahead of Ligue 1's first round of matches of the New Year...
Severely weakened Metz set to struggle
Central defence is an area of particular concern: the lack of depth behind absent duo Kouyate and Bronn means Metz boss Frederic Antonetti may have to abandon his preferred back-three system.
Low goals the smart selection
Mbappe has 18 goals in 25 appearances for PSG in all competitions this season and will be the major threat here.