France Super Cup Preview: Paris Saint Germain vs. Guingamp

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Updated: July 31, 2014
Paris Saint Germain

Match Date: 02 August 2014 (local time)

Venue: Workers Stadium, Beijing, China

 

The online betting favorite, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is keen on defending its Super Cup trophy after an impressive performance last season. Likewise, the incumbent champion looks forward to snatching its 4th silverware as they try to equal Lyon’s success. So far, Lyon had the most number of Super Cop trophies won with eight.

 

But the upcoming battle will not be easy for PSG. Guingamp, although they struggled at the bottom part of the Ligue 1 table is determined to clinch another title. Their return to the top-flight league gave the squad a major boost in their confidence and winning another celebrated competition will be a good way to start the new season.

 

The contenders

Paris Saint Germain

Fresh from a successful campaign, PSG hardly shows signs of slowing down in this curtain raiser. Despite reports of Edinson Cavani’s impending exit, the club remains strong. The results of its current friendlies saw them dominate the pitch, except for the one pitted against RasenBallsport Leipzig where they lost (4-2).

 

Guingamp

Despite its limited financial resources, Guingamp did not fail to impress. Winning the Coupe de France trophy was more than enough to reward their efforts in the domestic league.

 

As mentioned, they may be lingering at the bottom of the table, but snatching a trophy in a major competition speaks well of its potential.

 

The star men

As usual, expect spectacular moves from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Many are also hoping Cavani to feature in the match. One must also watch out for goals coming from Guingamp’s Mustapha Yatabare.

 

What the odds say

Sports betting odds heavily favor Paris Saint Germain. The latter is valued to win at 1.95 with Asian handicap pegged at 1-1.5.

 

 

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