PSG are in search of their long lost form as they get ready to host Bordeaux in their next Coup de France round. The hosts lost surprisingly against Bastia, a team placed 14th, after leading with 2-0 for 30 minutes and despite Bordeaux being on the 7th place in Ligue 1, the overall favorites are the hosts mainly due to their squad depth.
Paris Saint Germain’s latest Ligue 1 match against Evian had the potential to end the same as the one against Bastia, considering five of the six goals were scored by the hosts. Laurent Blanc is confident that the return of Lavezzi and Cavani to the team will round up their chances to win at Parc des Princes. PSG might not be in a good form at the moment, but you could at least have a constant of Ibrahimovic to score at any given moment. The hosts are on the third place in Ligue 1, four points behind Lyon and three behind Marseille.
Bordeaux is doing even worse than PSG, in six matches they have only one win, four defeats and a draw against Monaco. Whether they will be able to pose some threat to the Champions remains to be seen, especially considering Roland and Toure are good at scoring goals only in Ligue 1 so far. The visitors are unable to win against PSG since 2009, and they also find it difficult to score against PSG, the last four head to head matches have seen only Bordeaux goal. Another thing against them is the fact that Diabate is taking part at the Africa Cup of Nations and Bordeaux did not win any game the forward missed.
Laurent Blanc thinks his team has improved for the better, and this match will prove him right or show the visitors are not ready to claim victory even when playing at home. On paper, PSG is the overwhelming favorites with 1.36 odds to win, as opposed to Bordeaux 10.00 and a draw with 4.40 odds. Both teams to score has 2.40 odds, PSG with a -1 handicap 1.63. odds, Bordeaux with a +1 3.23 and over 1.5 goals in the first half has 3.00 odds. The hosts have a tendency to score late in the game which is why we are going to bet on PSG to score in both halves with 2.38 odds from 888sport.
Paris Saint Germain: Team’s Formation
Bordeaux: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Paris Saint Germain to score in both halves