Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco will go head-to-head for a place in the final of the Coupe de France when they meet at the Parc des Prince for Wednesday's semi-final clash.
Having run out emphatic 4-1 winners against this opposition in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue less than one month ago, Unai Emery’s men are 1/3 (1.33) favourites with Paddy Power to claim their come out on top once again.
However, currently top of Ligue 1 and in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Les Rouges et Blancs can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) to exact revenge with victory in the French capital.
The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they met on this ground in January's league clash, and there are odds of 4/1 (5.00) available on them taking this one into extra-time after another deadlocked 90 minutes.
Although the narrow price on a Parisian victory may seem surprising considering the quality of their opponents, it is explained by Leonardo Jardim’s declared intention to deprioritize this competition due to a demandingly busy schedule.
While Les Parisiens enjoyed a straightforward Saturday afternoon victory over Montpellier, Jardim’s team have had just two full days to prepare for this clash since Sunday evening’s tough away game at Lyon.
With a closely-fought title run-in and next week’s Champions League semi-final still to come, the Portuguese boss has suggested the team that runs out at the Parc des Princes may be made up of regular bench warmers and players from the youth team.
It is therefore difficult to look past another convincing victory for the home side on Wednesday, with their experienced squad more than capable of converting their experience into goals once more.
Considering over 2.5 goals have been scored in both seven of PSG’s last nine fixtures and 13 of Monaco’s last 14, odds of 4/5 (1.80) are not to be missed on at least three going in as the hosts come out on top.
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