Paris Saint-Germain can bag their second major trophy of the season as they take on Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France Final. PSG beat Saint-Etienne 4-0 and 6-1 this season and another easy win is certainly possible at Stade de France.
Paris Saint-Germain were awarded the Ligue 1 title as they sat eight points ahead of Marseille with a game in hand. Thomas Tuchel’s side had been in great form, reaching the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals and progressing in the Champions League.
PSG lost 2-1 at Dortmund in the Round of 16 first leg but bounced back in Ligue 1 with a 4-3 win against Bordeaux and 4-0 win against Dijon. They smashed Lyon 5-1 in the Coupe de France semi-finals/
PSG won 2-0 at home against Borussia Dortmund before the season was stopped.
PSG have played two friendlies in the lead up to the French Cup final. They beat Le Havre 9-0 and Celtic 4-0 with goals to Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia.
PSG Team News
PSG should field a similar line up to the one that beat Celtic on Tuesday. Left-back Juan Bernat is out alongside defender Abdou Diallo.
Saint-Etienne were thankful the Ligue 1 season got called off as they were three points above the relegation zone. Claude Puel’s side had lost nine of their last 12 Ligue 1 matches.
They lost 2-0 at Lyon before a 2-1 home win against Rennes in the Coupe de France semi-finals. Their final competitive match was a 1-1 home draw against Bordeaux despite midfielder Mahdi Camara getting sent off in the 75th minute.
Saint-Etienne have won all three friendlies in the lead up to this match. They beat Rumilly Vallières 4-1, Nice 4-1 and Sporting Charleroi 4-0.
Saint-Etienne Team News
Goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier fell out of favour with Claude Puel and is likely to leave the club.
Left-back is an issue with Miguel Trauco a doubt because of quarantine issues and Gabriel Silva injured. Forward Loïs Diony is also injured.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne Head to Head
PSG have a 44-9 advantage against Saint-Etienne with 19 draws in 72 matches. PSG have won 15 of the last 17 encounters including two wins this season.
The Parisians won 4-0 at Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 in December and 6-1 at home in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals in January.
Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar all scored in both matches with Icardi scoring four, Mbappé three and Neymar with two goals.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne Odds
PSG are 1.14 favourites with Saint-Etienne priced at 23.00. A draw is available at 11.00 at betfair.
PSG have won by 4+ goals in three of their last four matches against Saint-Etienne which brings the handicaps into play. PSG -1 is available at 1.33 and -2 can be backed at 1.82.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne Match Up
PSG have dominated Saint-Etienne in recent years, winning 15 of the last 17 encounters including 4-0 and 6-1 wins this season.
There is a huge gulf in class between these sides which has been reflected on the pitch.
PSG vs Saint-Etienne Stats
- PSG have won 21 of their last 24 matches (all competitions).
- PSG have scored 16 goals in their last 4 matches (Ligue 1).
- PSG have won 15 of their last 17 matches against Saint-Etienne (all competitions).
- PSG have won by 4+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Saint-Etienne (all competitions).
- PSG have won by 3+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Saint-Etienne (all competitions).
- Saint-Etienne have lost 9 of their last 12 matches (Ligue 1).