Lyon vs PSG
|Date & Time||Saturday August 1, 2015, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: PSG 3/5 Draw 11/4 Lyon 5/1
The french Super Cup will take place at the Stade Saputo in Montreal, Quebec with the double winning PSG the clear favourites to win the Cup and retain it for a third year in a row. Led by Zlatan Ibrahimovich PSG have already secured on title this year winning the pre season International Champions Cup after beating Fiorentina, Manchester United and tieing with Chelsea. PSG under Laurent Blanc have been solid defensively and have alot of exciting attacking talents with Lavezzi, Cavani, Pastore, Matuidi and Zlatan , they are also being linked with a big money move for Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria. PSG will be looking to open their competitive season with another win in a competition that they have dominated in recent years.
Opposing PSG though will be Lyon, the team that have won the most Super Cups with eight. Lyon held on too star man Lacazette and are looking to build on a successful season last year. Fekir and Lacazette are key to the offensive movements of Lyon and both are the only players to score in the last three friendly games played by Lyon. Lyon had a disappointing Emirates Cup where they were out of sorts, losing 6-0 to Arsenal and 2-0 to Villareal but they have actually had a very poor pre season only scoring two goals in five games losing four of those games without scoring. But with that said this is a derby of sorts and Lyon will most definitely raise their game for this one and they will have to.
I'm to take the draw here, while I think PSG are the stronger team these Super Cups are normally tight encounters and five of the last eleven have been decided on penalties. I think the crowd in Quebec may see another classic Lyon v PSG encounter.Both of the games between the sides last season finished in draws and I think we could see likewise on Saturday.