PSG comes into this Cup’s final with high expectations, as they demonstrated brute force in the last three club friendly matches, but also during the season as well. They completely cleared off the field Celtic with 4:0, Waasland-Beveren with 7:0, and Le Havre with outstanding 0:9.
Before the regular season suddenly ended due to the corona crisis, they were firmly holding the first place in Ligue 1, with twelve points ahead of second-placed Marseille. They are strong favorites in this final, and they can use this match as a type of preparation for the Champions League, that is coming in August.
The Parisians should miss injured left-back Bernat (18/0) and central defender Diallo (16/0).
St Etienne is well aware that they are considered as a serious underdog in this match. They had some good appearances in club friendlies, when they routinely defeated Rumilly with 4:1, Nice, also with the same result, and Charleroi with 4:0.
However, in the last friendly match, they played against Anderlecht, two times in one day, losing in both. They rotated a great number of players, trying to find the best line up, but, as already said, both matches were lost. Before the sudden end of the Ligue 1, they were at the 17th place in the overall standings, which was certainly a very disappointing placement for them.
Left-back Silva (4/0), midfielder Aouchiche (1/0) and offensive Diony (12/2) are out injured. Left full-back Trauco (19/1) is doubtful over quarantine issues. Midfielder Youssouf (16/0) is long-term absentee too.
Goals are written all over this one
The quality gap between these two is more than obvious, and PSG, when they feel superior, they press even harder. Simply, it’s their style of play. Goals should be very frequent in this one, maybe guests can find their way through the Parisian’s defense, but the winner of this final shouldn’t be in question. PSG should pull this one out, without any major difficulties.