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French Supercup: Lyon Tries to Snap PSG's Winning StreakPublished August 1, 2015 by Florin P
The best French teams lock horns in the Supercup Final (20:00 UK Time).
PSG won the domestic championship without breaking a sweat, and also won the Cup but suffered an untimely elimination from the Champions League. They were stopped in their tracks by Barcelona, but in France they proved to be more than a match for their rivals and are expected to win Ligue 1 once again. They can start August on a positive note by defeating Lyon in the French Supercup, after splitting points twice last season.
Canadians Welcome French Winners in Montréal
This year, nobody will have home pitch advantage as Stade Saputo will be the gracious host for the French Supercup. Canadian players are anxiously waiting to see the best French teams in action and the match will unfold in front of a sold-out crowd. Not having home pitch advantage is expected to hurt Lyon more than PSG, as the Parisians feel more comfortable playing on the road.
Both teams got busy in July and played against some of the best football squads in Europe, in friendly games of extraordinary magnitude. PSG players do not have to worry about adjusting to North American time, because they are already in the United States due to playing in the International Champions Cup.
Lyon Hopes to Extend Positive Run
Lyon managed to score in each of the last four games against PSG and frustrated the reigning champions twice in the previous season. They will stick to the same offensive strategy that paid off in the past, but they are in desperate need of competent strikers. Lacazette is a great offensive player but with his teammates departing for richer clubs, he will be stranded up front.
That’s why Bet365 doesn’t give the runners-up much of a chance and heavily favors the reigning champions who benefit from odds of 4/6, as opposed to 9/24 for a Lyon win.