The final of the French League Cup pits two of the most successful teams in Hexagon, Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyon.
The match is played on neutral ground, the established location being Stade de France in Paris.
It is at first sight a small advantage for PSG, only it is played… without spectators!
Paris St. Germain
She was named French champion in the 2019/2020 season, although the championship stopped with the 28th stage.
Even if they had played until the end, Thomas Tuchel’s team would have had the first chance for the title as it was 12 points ahead of the second place.
He played 4 friendly matches in a July, but also an official one, the final of the French Cup with St Etienne.
He then won 1-0, in an extremely tense match, in which 10 yellow cards and one red card were awarded!
Take this aspect into account if you set out to find the tip of the football day!
The big absentee of this final is Kylian Mbape, the one who got injured in the final with St Etienne.
He will most likely be replaced by Icardi.
Thilo Kehrer is also injured, while Juan Bernat returns to training and is ready to go on the field.
She also played in the semifinal of the French Cup with PSG, being defeated in March with a definite 1-5.
His scorer was Kylian Mbappe. He finished the championship only on the 7th place and will not play in the European cups next season unless he wins the French League Cup or Champions League!
In the meantime, he played 5 training matches, winning 4 of them.
The only defeat was recorded in front of Glasgow Rangers, both goals being scored by Ianis Hagi.
Rudi Garcia has the entire team available for this final.
He will play again with 3 central defenders, and the wingers Rafael and Cornet will participate more in the offensive phase.
▪️The last direct meeting was the one in the semifinal of the French Cup, won by PSG with 5-1, right on the Parc Olympique de Lyonnais.
▪️PSG also won both matches in the championship, 0-1 away and 4-2 at Parc des Princes. ▪️Lyon has won two of the last 10 direct duels, in 2018 and 2019.
⚽️PSG vs Lyon probable teams:
▪️PSG (4-4-2): Navas – Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bernat – Di Maria, Veratti, Gueye, Draxler – Icardi, Neymar.
▪️Lyon (3-5-2): Lopes – Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal – Rafael, Rene-Adellaide, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet – Dembele, Depay.
Football Prediction of the Day PSG vs Lyon
Both teams come after very long periods without official matches (PSG has one) and it is unlikely that we will have an intense rhythm in this match.
I saw PSG play against St Etienne a week ago and it didn’t impress at all, although it had numerical superiority for an hour.
A trophy is at stake, so I expect both teams to sacrifice the show to the detriment of the result.
PSG is without a goal in the matches played in July, and the categorical victories were obtained with small teams like Le Havre or Beveren.
In the final with St Etienne he was content to score only once and to defend the result.
Lyon lost 1-5 in the last match against PSG, also in a cup match. He will definitely play more cautious this time, trying to lead the match in overtime.
I also take into account the fact that Mbappe, Lyon’s nightmare from the last match, will not be on the field, so there are great chances to see a balanced match, with at most 3 goals!
Prediction Today: Under 3.5 goals