Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
There will be fireworks when Monaco and PSG go head to head in the Coupe de France final in Paris. PSG set up a meeting with Monaco in the title game by beating Montpellier on penalties, and they head into the match following a routine Ligue 1 win (4-0) over Reims. Les Parisiens have slim chances of winning the national championship, and, no doubt, they want to save the season by going all the way in the French Cup. As always, a man to watch in Mauro Pochettino’s team will be. Kylian Mbappe, who found the net in the crushing of Reims at the weekend. Brazil superstar Neymar is banned for the match, as well as defender Kimpembe, while Bernat, Letellier, Verratti, and Kurzawa are all sidelined with injuries.
Monaco, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in the 5-1 win over lower-league side GFA74, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Stade de France showdown. Given Monaco’s fine form in the season finale, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. All Diop, Jovetic, and Pellegri are injured for the hosts, while Geubbels is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Cesc Fabregas):
Born in Arenys de Mar on 4 May, 1987, Cesc Fabregas began his football career at Mataro. After spending two years at Mataro, Cesc joined Barcelona in 1997 and six years later the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Arsenal. Fabregas played for Arsenal for eight years (2003-2011) and in 2011 he turned his dream into reality and returned to Barca.
In 2014 the 29-year-old footballer joined Premier League side Chelsea. Fabregas won the 2012/2013 La Liga title with Barcelona, while lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy with Chelsea. Cesc did not win the Premier League title with Arsenal, but he helped the capital club lift the FA Cup trophy in 2005.
On the other hand, the Chelsea midfielder recorded much better results with the Spain national team as he won the European Championship trophy in 2008 and 2012, while winning the FIFA World Cup title in 2010. Fabregas made his debut for la Roja in March, 2006.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.