OLYMPIQUE-LYONNAIS-VS-PSG-19-april-2014-prediction

PSG will try to comeback from the Ligue 1 defeat against Lyon when they face the same opponent for the Coupe de la Ligue final. Last week when the two teams played against each other it ended up with a 1-0 defeat which marked PSG’s second in a week, after the Champions League elimination at the hands of Chelsea London.

Even if PSG is already more than sure of winning the title, the list of their absentees is what’s keeping them from having the edge to the goal. An in form Lavezzi and Cavani don’t seem to be enough for the cutting edge without Ibrahimovic. To be able to reach the final, PSG won with 2-1 against Nantes, thanks to an Ibrahimovic brace, but against Lyon, Laurent Blanc will have to try something new.
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Lyon are currently 5th in Ligue 1 table, which puts them 2 points behind Saint Etienne, on the 4th place that leads to Europa League. The hosts haven’t won la Coupe de la Ligue since 2001, when they won against AS Monaco with 2-1. The last time they were in a final was in 2012, in a match that not many would want to remember after a 1-0 loss to Marseille. Lyon’s injury list, which could end up being decisive include Grenier, Gourcouff and Fofana with a groin injury.

Provided Ferri is included in the starting eleven, expect Lyon to send out the message, they are going for a second win in a week against PSG. William Hill has a possible PSG win at 1.53, a Lyon one at 7.00 and a draw at 3.75. Cavani as an anytime goalscorer is at 1.73 and Lavezzi at 2.00 and both teams to score is at 1.95. We are going to bet 6 units on William Hill’s headline offer of Cavani to score and PSG to win at 2.25.

PSG: Team’s Formation

30
S. Sirigu
23
van der Wiel
13
Alex
2
Thiago Silva
21
Digne
14
Matuidi
8
Thiago Motta
4
Y. Cabaye
22
E. Lavezzi
27
J. Pastore
9
E. Cavani

Lyon: Team’s Formation

16
Anthony Lopes
55
C. Tolisso
5
M. Biševac
4
B. Koné
14
M. Dabo
12
J. Ferri
21
M. Gonalons
28
A. Mvuemba
18
B. Gomis
31
N. Fekir
19
J. Briand

End prediction for the match:
Cavani to score and PSG to win

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