Bordeaux - Paris St Germain Betting Preview: Blanc returns to haunt his former side once again

Les Parisiens have already beaten Francis Gillot's men twice this season, and Al Hain-Cole thinks there is value to be had in them making it three in a low-scoring affair
Laurent Blanc returns to his former stomping ground on Tuesday, as his Paris St Germain side take on former club Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals at the Stade Chaban Delmas.

Having come out on top in each of the last three meetings between the sides, Les Parisiens are 4/5 (1.80) favourites with William Hill to book their place in the semi-finals with victory this evening.

Francis Gillot’s men have not beaten tonight’s opponents in their last six encounters and are available at 4/1 (5.00) to end that run with a first victory since 2011.

The visitors required extra time to squeeze past St Etienne in the last round, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them remaining tied after 90 minutes in this one.

Les Girondins must be sick of the sight of the champions by now, having faced them twice already this campaign and lost on both occasions, first in the Super Cup and then in Ligue 1.

While Blanc is sure to rotate his squad due to the hectic January fixture list, the line-up is still guaranteed to have a relatively star-studded look to it considering the manager’s embarrassment of riches.

What’s more, with the capital club currently in the running for a historic quadruple, they are unlikely to show their opponents any mercy as they continue to compete on four fronts, and will be confident of securing an away victory against a team that have lost six matches in front of their own fans already this season.

Having picked up all three points at this stadium back in September, those 4/5 (1.80) odds are not to be missed on PSG emerging victorious over these opponents for the third time this season alone.

However, Bordeaux have rarely been completely overrun against this evening’s guests, meaning odds of 12/5 (3.40) offer tempting value on that away win featuring under 2.5 goals for the seventh time in eight encounters.

PSG to win for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
PSG to win & under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 12/5 (3.40) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.