Tonight will take place on Stade Pierre-Mauroy a very interesting duel, Lille and PSG will meet in the first match of the semifinals in the French League Cup .
Lille have had a rough journey in order to reach this phase of the competition. The team coached by René Girard managed to defeat in the previous rounds Bordeaux and Nantes, two teams that played well throughout the entire season. The French Cup is LOSC’s only chance to play in the Fall European Cups. The hosts haven’t played that well in the internal championship, were they are currently sat only on the 13th place.
Marko Basa ended this weekend his punishment, being suspended and he will be able to play tonight. Likewise Kjaer recovered after having a few health problems, but the hosts’ manager won’t be able to count on Frey, Martin, Beria, Soumaoro and Butez, all the players being injured.
PSG have the chance of becoming the first team after Olympique Marseille to win to times in a row the French League Cup. The Parisians defeated in their way towards the semifinals Ajaccio and St. Etienne and now they can take advantage of the fact that they are playing against an opponent who has truly gotten out of shape. The team coached by Laurent Blanc has a series of five consecutive victories obtained in the official matches. They are currently sat on the third place in the internal championship, but they are two points away from the leader of the competition.
Gregory van der Wiel is experiencing a few problems with his right foot and he won’t be playing tonight. Pastore has been experiencing this week some leg problems so the Argentinian was left outside the lot. From the Parisians Aurier will also be missing because he will take part in the CAN games.
The two teams have met in the first leg of this championship edition and the match ended at a tie. It is interesting that Lille defeated PSG only three times in the last eight years.
Lille – PSG sports betting odds:
Final result: 4.50 3.20 1.70
Total goals (Over/Under 2.5): 1.57 2.25
Our tip suggestions
Under 2.5 goals
Although they are not in a good shape, Lille continues to impress from the defense point of view. They haven’t received more than a goal in neither of the last six matches. René Girard’s team defends the goals quite well when they play against stronger opponents, proof being the match against PSG in the first leg of the championship. Likewise, the Parisians had in the last two matches some problems with the offense line and their game doesn’t seem of a high level. We choose the tip under 2.5 goals scored for this match.