Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Paris Saint-Germain will be aiming to get their revenge on Strasbourg for a 2-1 loss in the Ligue 1 when the two teams face each other at Stade de la Meinau in the Coupe de la Ligue last 16. Les Parisiens are eager to win everything in the 2017/2018 season and we predict the capital club will go for a win in Wednesday’s football match against Strasbourg. Coach Unai Emery could rest some of his first-team regulars against le Racing, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, away win should be considered. Thierry Laurey’s men want to claim yet another major scalp, but we believe PSG footballers will prove their worth on the field this time out. Strasbourg defeated Saint-Etienne on penalties in the opening match of their Coupe de la Ligue campaign, but beating the big-spending capital club for the second time in a row is easier said than done.
Highlighted Player (Pablo Martinez):
After spending ten years in French lower leagues, Pablo Martinez joined Angers in the summer of 2016. Martinez played only nine games in the French top flight for Angers and at the end of the 2016/2017 season he moved to Strasbourg. Speaking of his early life, the French footballer, who was born in Martigues on February 21, 1989, is a product of Nimes Olympique football academy and you should know that he played for the likes of RCD Mallorca B, Uzes Pont du Gard, Martigues, Uzes Pont du Gard, Gazelec Ajaccio at senior level. Pablo Martinez made his full professional debut with Gazelec Ajaccio in a 2-1 win over Valenciennes. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Pablo Martinez has a dual citizenship and he is eligible to represent both France and Spain at senior level. His preffered foot is left and his contract with Strasbourg expires on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Paris SG):
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.