Ligue 1 Match Preview: Sochaux vs. Paris Saint Germain

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Updated: April 24, 2014
Paris Saint Germain

Match Date: 27 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Bonal

 

A match of opposites is about to take place between Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Sochaux. Both will be entering the battle with different purposes to fulfill and ambitions to pursue. For PSG, this will seal their successful title defence. But for  Sochaux,  it is their survival that is at stake.

 

PSG is still nursing a hangover from their victorious Coupe de la Ligue match against Lyon. Fortunately, the hangover that they feel is a positive one. Rather than resting on their laurels, the club continued their winning streak. Its consistency is present during their battle against Evian—a hard fought match that they eventually won. If the Coupe de la Ligue title holder showed their aggressiveness, one can only expect them to raise the ante of their upcoming match when they meet Sochaux for as mentioned, it is their title that is at risk in here.

 

PSG are undefeated in 36 of its last 38 matches and have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 8 matches.

 

In as much as the clash plays an important role in PSG’s life, the same thing is true for Sochaux. As mentioned, they will be fighting for their survival in this match. The victory against Reims was a crucial one for it prevented them for hitting the league table’s rock bottom pit. But their mission does not end in winning over Reims. They must continue such impressive performance when they clash against PSG.

 

Sochaux play the strongest at home. They were able to keep 5 clean sheets in its last 6 home matches and they can readily use this advantage to benefit in the upcoming match. But as mentioned, they should be careful and strong since PSG is the online betting favorite and it is less likely for them to throw the white towel or settle for an even steven finish.

 

Prediction: Paris Saint Germain

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