Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Parc des Princes will host the Coupe de la Ligue clash between PSG and Saint-Etienne, the two teams who defeated Linas-Montihery (6-0) and Bastia-Borgo (3-0) respectively in the Coupe de France at the weekend. Les Parisiens are after their eighth consecutive win in all competitions, but they can’t afford any complacency in Wednesday’s football game.
Superstars Neymar and Mbappe were rested in the French Cup clash at the weekend, but the duo is likely to start against les Verts. Considering that PSG are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Thomas Tuchel’s troops are going to advance to the Coupe de la Ligue semis without any difficulties. Les Verts are not regarded as good travellers, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the star-studded capital club. In their last meeting in the City of Lights, PSG crushed Saint-Etienne 4-0.
Highlighted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for PSG as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013.
The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well.
Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (St Etienne):
Saint Etienne are a professional football club that compete in French Ligue 1. Les Verts were founded in 1919 by employees of a grocery store chain based in Saint Etienne. Saint Etienne wear green shirts and white shorts when playing at home ground and they play their home matches at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
The stadium was opener on 13 September, 1931 and following the renovation the capacity of the venue increased to 42 000. In 1981 les Verts won their tenth Ligue 1 trophy, but they have been in the shadow of Ligue 1 giants Lyon and PSG in the 21st century.
Speaking of the club’s European success, Saint Etienne made it to the European Cup (Champions League) final in 1976, but Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich proved to be a big catch for the French outfit. Anyhow, that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the likes of Michel Platini, Jacques Santini, Laurent Blanc and Aime Jacquet all played for Saint Etienne in the past.