Paris Saint-Germaine kickstarts their defense of the Coupe de France this week when they take on Angers. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Parc des Princes for the quarter-finals, with kickoff at 7:45 pm.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side came off a dramatic 3-2 win over Saint-Etienne at the weekend, whereas Angers succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Rennes.
It has been a bizarre 48 hours in the football world with Tottenham sacking Jose Mourinho after announcing their involvement in the European Super League. Pochettino also experienced another dramatic showdown in a 3-2 victory against St. Etienne in the French top flight.
It is a thrilling end to the current Ligue 1, with Lille dropping points during their clash with Montpellier, with PSG closing the gap to only one point with five games left to play. However, their quest for a fourth successive league crown takes back a seat for now as they aim to assert their brilliance in the Coupe de France.
Moreover, PSG breezed past Lille 3-0 in the last 16, while climbing the charts with victories against Brest and Caen without conceding a goal. The side currently operates a nine winning streak in the competition since losing to Rennes in the 2019 finals.
On the other hand, Angers have nothing to play for than pride in the race after succumbing to Rennes in their last outing.
PSG vs. Angers Head to Head
Both sides have 13 games against each other, with PSG taking 12 wins while Angers without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
PSG 3-2 St. Etienne
PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich
Strasbourg 1-4 PSG
Bayern Munich 2-3 PSG
PSG 0-1 Lille
Angers 0-3 Rennes
Lyon 3-0 Angers
Sedan 0-1 Angers
Angers 1-1 Montpellier
Brest 0-0 Angers
PSG Team News
Pochettino welcomes back Neymar after a two-game ban in the quarter-finals. While the Brazilian earning a start with rested Leandro Paredes and Idrissa Gueye. Sergio Rico earns a start in goal with Keylor Navas and Alexandre Letellier nursing a shoulder and thigh injury, respectively.
Angers Team News
The long line of absentees at the camp includes Souleyman Doumbia, who picked up an injury during training and remained sidelined. Stephane Bahoken is fit to feature after overcoming an ankle injury.
Prediction and Odds
With hopes of Ligue 1 title defense in question, it makes the perfect opportunity to make up for this loss.
Goals Over 2.5
Mbappe to Score