Les Roses are hoping to put their name on the trophy for the first time on Friday and our tipster expects the Stade de France crowd to enjoy plenty of goalmouth actionEvian TG face the biggest match in their short history on Friday, as they come up against Girondins de Bordeaux in the final of the Coupe de France.
It crowns an amazing rise for a club that has only existed in its current incarnation since 2007, the product of a merger between three amateur teams from the French Alps, and has just completed its second season of top flight football.
Pascal Dupraz’s men are understandably significant 13/5 (3.60) underdogs with William Hill to please the neutrals by bringing home the trophy against their illustrious opponents.
However, les Girondins came out on top in last weekend‘s Ligue 1 clash between the sides and are available at 10/11 (1.91) to secure their third win of the season over these opponents and collect the cup for the first time in 26 years.
Alternatively, you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) on the game finishing all square and going into extra-time for the first time since 2010.
Nobody could argue that Evian do not deserve their night at the Stade de France, especially having knocked out moneybags Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals before thrashing Lorient 4-0 in the semis.
Les Roses have been in entertaining form in recent weeks, scoring 11 goals in their last four games and should be good value for entertainment in their first ever major final.
Although Bordeaux are usually a strong defensive outfit, they have conceded in all five of their cup ties this season and have now gone four games without keeping a clean sheet.
With all this in mind, even odds (2.00) offer tempting value on both teams hitting the back of the net, a bet that would have paid off in both meetings between these teams this season.
The main star for Dupraz’s team has been Saber Khelifa - their Tunisian top scorer with a eye for the spectacular strike who has hit the back of the net five times in the last six games.
The striker has attracted plenty of attention from bigger clubs recently, and is worth backing at 2/1 (3.00) to say au revoir potentially to his team-mates with a cup-final goal.
|Both teams to score at evens (2.00) with William Hill
||Saber Khelifa to score anytime at 2/1 (3.00) with William Hill
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