After missing a lot of French football, we are back to taste just a bit of this top tier football division. This Friday, we will witness the final match of the League Cup between PSG and Lyon on a neutral field.
We haven’t seen real football in France after COVID invaded us worldwide. The different French sports leagues cancelled all their events, and PSG were crowned as the Ligue 1 champions even when the league didn’t finish. After this, we only had two games left: The French Cup final and the League Cup final. Last week, the first one was played and PSG, as favourites, won 1-0 against Saint-Étienne. This time, they will be the favourite team again and with many reasons to back this up.
When the Ligue 1 was finally suspended, PSG was placed first with a 12-point difference over their closest rival and also with 1 game less than the rest. This is huge and remember us what Liverpool achieved recently. Also, just a few days ago, they got the French Cup as well. Finally, the team also prepared themselves with 3 friendlies and all of them ended with victories (0-9, 7-0, 4-0).
On the other side of this final, we have Lyon. They ended up the cancelled league in 7th position and got eliminated in the French Cup on the semi-finals. Who kicked them out? PSG, by 1-5. So, yes, Lyon already tested the power of PSG right after the pause. In order to prepare the team for this match, they also played some friendlies this month with a full balance of 3 victories and 1 loss, conceding goals in three of these games. Also, it is worth to mention that both PSG and Lyon played friendlies with Celtic, the Scottish team; while Lyon won the match by 2-1, PSG did the same with a 4-0 victory.
If we look for absences, each team has a big loss. Mbappé is injured for PSG side, while Youssouf Koné will not join Lyon for some time after having a muscular problem. Also, the H2H stats favour PSG with 4 victories for PSG and only 2 for Lyon in the last 6 matches, with a total record of 17 goals scored for PSG and 7 for Lyon. For all those reasons, I will place my bet for PSG with a -1.25 AH. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.