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Prediction: Brest x Paris Saint-Germain

Bet365 tips predictions Saturday, the Coupe de France showdown between Brest and Paris Saint-Germain, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.

Paris Saint-Germain continue your search for Coupe de France glory on Saturday when they travel to the first division team Brest in the round of 32 on Saturday night.

The two teams enter the fight after much-needed wins in Ligue 1, with the hosts beating Dijon 3-1, while PSG defeated Bordeaux by a zero goal.


Match analysis

Dijon’s visit underground proved to be the perfect tonic for a low-performing Brest, who once again produced a sublime display of offensive dominance in the first half to sweep their counterparts 3-1 at the Stade-Francis Le Ble on the night of Wednesday.

Steve Mounie, Franck Honorat and Irvin Cardona all scored in the first 45 minutes to end the game before the halftime whistle blew, and even if Roger Assale found the bottom of the net for the timid Dijon, relegation candidates never seemed capable of threatening a turnaround in the second half.

This triumph was only his second win in 10 in Ligue 1, but the first division is in the background for now, as all 32 teams remaining in the Coupe de France take to the field in the cup this weekend, and Olivier Dall’OglioThe men from have already achieved their best result since the 2014-15 campaign.

Les Pirates was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Auxerre that season and fell in the first hurdle for Rennes and Lorient in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 editions, respectively, but a 2-1 win over Rodez in the second division before this month, they established a mouth-watering draw with PSG.

With Brest apparently destined to end up in the obscurity of the mid-table in Ligue 1, Dall’Oglio’s goalscorers would love nothing more than a race for the cup, but trying to expel the series-winning PSG from the tournament at this early stage could be a bridge too far for Les Pirates.

Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain coach, photographed on February 16, 2021

Moise KeanThe PSG triumph was enough to put PSG at the expense of Caen, from the second division, in the previous round, but the victory of the French champion became insignificant after the injury suffered until Neymar in a game where many think he shouldn’t have started.

The Brazilian striker has not competed for the club since he was withdrawn in that match, on February 10, and Mauricio Pochettino he was immediately criticized for putting him on the pitch in a game that was supposed to be decided before a ball was kicked, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to play against his former employer, Barcelona, ​​next week.

Pochettino should be aiming for the second leg of this Champions League clash, but the Argentine will not want to miss another gold medal opportunity in a competition where PSG have won the title five times in the last six seasons – with defeat being the difference. for Rennes in the 2018-19 campaign final.

The formation of the capital had to work for the victory over Bordeaux in the middle of the week, but managed to endure the three points thanks to Pablo SarabiaThe winner in the first half, and PSG have had unparalleled success over Brest in recent decades.

In fact, PSG have won their last seven games against Brest – including a 3-0 win at the start of this season and a 5-2 win at the 2013-14 Coupe de France – while Les Pirates have not beaten the champion in any competition since January 1985.

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All news from the teams

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates his first goal on February 16, 2021

Brest has only two concerns about injuries in the form of Denys Bain and Christophe Herelle, with the hosts in good shape before the tie in the round of 16.

Changes may be happening, starting with Sebastien Cibois – recently removed from the team – potentially getting an error in the goal, while Jean-Kevin Duverne we hope to act in defense.

Romain Faivre and Haris Belkebla both were suspended in the middle of the week, but must return to the fold here too, while Jeremy Le Douaron – who scored the winning goal against Rodez last time – is fighting for a top start up.

PSG will receive Kylian Mbappe he recovered from suspension for this game, but Pochettino learned his lesson about starting unnecessarily with his brightest stars, so the Frenchman can be spared for his visit to Barcelona.

The tastes of Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti, Neymar and Angel Di Maria everyone remained marginalized and would not be risked in this, even if they were approved in form, while Moise Kean was revealed to have contracted coronavirus before the victory over Bordeaux.

Midweek victory changes could see Sergio Rico enjoy a rare goal walk while Abdou Diallo, Mitchel Bakker and Ander Herrera will also be playing matches in the cup.

Possible initial lineup of Brest:
Cymbals; Pierre-Gabriel, Chardonnet, Duverne, Perraud; Honorat, Belkebla, Lasne, Faivre; Le Douaron, Charbonnier

Possible starting lineup for Paris Saint-Germain:
Rich; Kehrer, Marquinhos, Diallo, Bakker; Paredes, Herrera; Sarabia, Rafinha, Draxler; Icardi


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Probability: Brest 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain

It remains to be seen how many changes Pochettino will be willing to make before the second leg of the Champions League with Barcelona, ​​and Brest certainly has the offensive quality to disrupt PSG’s defense. The visitors may be without the three attack stars again, unless Mbappe is controversially risky, but the champions are not prepared to give up their stronghold in this competition and must do enough to advance to the next round.


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