All you need to know: Paris - Montpellier!

The history, stakes and stats ahead of Saturday's first Ligue 1 home game of the 2022/23 season.


It's the duo's 72nd competitive meeting. Paris Saint-Germain's record reads: 32 wins, 22 draws, 17 defeats.

The Parisians have won their last six league games against Montpellier, scoring 21 times and conceding just twice.

At the Parc des Princes, Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in 12 league games against Montpellier (8 wins, 4 draws, 31 goals scored, 5 conceded) since 15 May 2010 (1-3).

Montpellier have scored just a single goal on their last 10 visits to the capital: Florent Mollet found the net in a 5-1 Parisian win on 20 February 2019. The Rouge et Bleu have scored 27 goals in that time.

Twenty-four players have played for both clubs: Christian André, William Ayache, Claude Barrabé, Bruno Carotti, Aliou Cissé, Patrick Colleter, Xavier Gravelaine, Vincent Guérin, Jonathan Ikoné, Thierry Laurey, Jean-Claude Lemoult, Francis Llacer, Patrice Loko, Claude Lowitz, Nordi Mukiele, Nicolas Ouédec, Christian Perez, Patrice Py, Laurent Robert, Mamadou Sakho, Stéphane Sessegnon, Benjamin Stambouli, Siaka Tiené and Daniel Xuereb.

Kylian Mbappé is the Club's all-time leading scorer vs. Montpellier with nine goals ahead of Angel Di Maria (5), Rai and Pedro Miguel Pauleta (4).


Paris Saint-Germain top Ligue 1 after the opening game for the fourth time in the Club's history following seasons 2000/01, 2005/06 & 2010/11.

The Rouge et Bleu had never scored five goals in their opening game of the season.

Paris are unbeaten in 10 Ligue 1 matches (7 wins, 3 draws), scoring 36 times and conceding just nine.

They're unbeaten in 22 matches at home (19 wins, 3 draws) since losing 1-0 to LOSC Lille on 3 April 2021, who at the time were coached by Christophe Galtier.

KEYS TO THE match...

Kylian Mbappé could come up against a Montpellier side against whom he's scored eight goals in his last seven meetings. 
Paris have scored 34 goals in their last 10 competitive games against Montpellier, and a total of 116.  
Montpellier are one of 16 clubs to have conceded 100+ goals against Paris: Saint-Étienne (167), Lyon (161), Lens & Nantes (150), Bordeaux (148), Marseille (147), Metz (143), Bastia & Lille (134), Sochaux (127), Monaco (124), Toulouse (119), Nice & Rennes (118), Strasbourg (109).