PSG and Monaco Fight for the Champions’ TrophyPublished July 29, 2017 by Florin P
The Winner of the French Cup and Championship meet in the Super Cup on Saturday (7:45 p.m UK Time).
PSG failed to win the French Ligue 1 and suffered a disheartening elimination from the Champions League groups. Their only remarkable performance last season was to win the domestic cup and they have higher expectations from this year. By comparison, Monaco was impressive in all competitions and only lost the Cup final after fielding a team full of substitutes. These French football giants now lock horns in Morocco, with the winner to claim the Super Cup.
High Expectations from PSG this Season
A lot of money was spent on strikers and midfielders that should have made PSG one of the favorites to win the Champions League. After last year’s performance, many fans feel that a great opportunity was lost, but have high expectations from this season. The team went through some testing games in the ICC and proved its quality against some of the best teams in the world.
This is the first official game they played since the French championship ended and it is one of particular importance for the Parisians. By defeating Monaco, they achieve more than winning the French Super Cup and also make a statement. That’s why Unai Emery will bring his best players to Morocco and instruct them to give everything on the pitch to secure victory.
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The reigning champions didn’t have the chance of playing against squads of similar strength as PSG did in the second half of July. That’s why they had to handpick opponents from European championships during the preparation stage for the Ligue 1 season. Results however were largely disappointing, with just two victories, three draws and a defeat against Sporting Lisbon.
Monaco was the more solid team throughout the championship, but they were far less effective in single games. PSG still has the better squad despite finishing as runners-up and they are definitely worth trusting to win the Super Cup. bet365 Sports makes an irresistible proposition by offering odds of 4/5 on them to prevail in regulation time.