PSG v Monaco
France Cup (Trophee des Champions)
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen.
PSG dominated the French football last year winning the domestic treble in some style. They smashed Monaco 3-0 in the Coupe de la Ligue final in late-March, a month and a half before beating lower-division Les Herbiers 2-0 in Coupe de France final. The Monegasques were stopped in the last 16 round of the cup when they lost 2-3 to Olympique Lyon. Finally, the Parisians ended the league campaign 13 points off Monaco in second.
Can PSG repeat such a dominant season and go beyond, making a deeper run in the Champions league this season? Unai Emery is no longer with them as Thomas Tuchel took charge. The German manager could not count on his main stars (Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar) at the International Champions Cup and we believe this trio might as well skip Saturday’s Super Cup tie at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre.
PSG vs Monaco: Head-to-head
Monaco still lead the head to head tie by two wins, but PSG completely dominate the match-up over the last couple of years.
The Parisians won all of last six head to head games with the Monegasques, including a demolishing 7-1 victory in their previous league clash at Parc Des Princes.
Three or more goals were seen in all of last six head to head matches.
PSG vs Monaco: Prediction
PSG were very easy to break down at the back so far at the International Champions Cup. They shipped as many as ten goals in matches against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. This is why we see a huge chance for Monaco to shine and at least bring the horrendous H2H thread in matches with PSG to an end in this Super Cup final.
Leonardo Jardim’s men have not been much better defensively in their pre-season affairs conceding two or more goals in all of last four friendlies. This is why the Over 2.5 goals FT looks to be a banker bet at the odds of 1.50. You can obviously also try with the BTTS option at 1.53.
PSG vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50
BTTS @ 1.53.