The race for the Ligue 1 title gets intense for defending Champions PSG as they travel to take on Monaco in the Coupe de France finals. The match schedules for Wednesday at Stade de France with kickoff at 10:15 pm.
PSG continues their dominance of the Coupe de France while seeking their 14th title in the competition, whereas Monaco has not lifted the trophy since their 1990-91 season.
The thoughts of lifting the Ligue 1 trophy are way past Monaco after a series of inconsistent performances. However, the sight of picking silverware comes alive in France’s premier cup competition.
Furthermore, it has been not easy to overcome the finals to Grenoble, Nice, Metz, and Lyon. Nevertheless, it set up a semi-final showdown with fourth-tier Rumilly Vallieres.
The final brings many memories for Monaco fans who went down to an unregretful extra-time defeat to PSG 11 years ago. However, Kovac’s men head into the clash on the back of a thrilling 2-1 win over Rennes.
On the other hand, PSG has no hopes of lifting the Ligue 1 trophy and dethroning Lille – separated by only one point. Lille was held to a goalless draw against Saint Etienne, reducing the lead to only a point.
The Les Parisians lifted the France’s premier cup five times in the last six seasons. Their last defeat was to Rennes in the 2018-2019 season.
AS Monaco vs. Paris Saint Germaine Head to Head
Both sides have 33 games against each other, with Monaco taking seven wins while PSG with 16 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Monaco 2-1 Rennes
- Vallieres 1-5 Monaco
- Rennes 0-1 Monaco
- Monaco 2-3 Lyon
- Angers 0-1 Monaco
- PSG 4-0 Rennes
- Montpellier 2-2 PSG
- Rennes 1-1 PSG
- Man City 2-0 PSG
- PSG 2-1 RC Lens
AS Monaco Team News
Youngster Willem Geubbels is available for selection after serving a three-match suspension after a brawl against Lyon. However, Kovac might drop the attacking star to start on the bench. Veteran Stevan Jovetic has a chance of shaking off a calf injury in time for the finals.
PSG Team News
Despite signing a contract extension till 2024, Draxler expects to miss out on the finals. So it Is after he reportedly picked a hamstring injury during the weekend. Other injury absentees include Marco Veratti and Layvin Kurzawa.
Prediction and Odds
Pochettino’s job is under fire, especially after the Champions League exit and losing the league title.
- It goes to Extra Time
- PSG Win