PSG – Bordeaux 03.08.2013
The end of the first day of the weekend left us yet the match of the French Super Cup,
and this trophy will be in the distant Gabon, namely the capital of the African country Libreville. PSG is the current champion and will face the winner of the French Cup, Bordeaux. In clashes between the two sides in the last season, the Parisians as guests got a win with a 1:0 score, while in their Parc des Princes they got a goaless draw.
About PSG i believe we all know that in this team over the past two seasons was invested huge amount of money, so it is not surprising at all that they finally got in their hands the long-desired title of champion of France. However, it is also notable that in his comeback season in the Champions League also left a good impression, because they came up to the quarterfinals, and they made a great games in that round against Barcelona. Of course they will not stop here, because despite their main target is the title defense in the domestic championship, this season they certainly have a great desire to reach the final of the Champions League and therefore the rich owners of the club strengthened the squad even more. So at the Parc des Princes arrived from Italian Napoli the moment world’s most desired striker, Edinson Cavani, while next to him and to lead the defense arrived Marquinhos from Rome and Dignea from Lille. On the other hand left mostly reservists, as the striker Gameiro, the midfielder Beckham and the defenders Tiene and Armand. Here we must mention that during the summer, unexpectedly they had to deal with the dismissal of their coach, as the experienced Ancelotti took over Real Madrid, and was replaced by the former French national team coach Laurent Blanc.
Match: PSG – Bordeaux 20.45h
League: France Super Cup
Our prediction: Home Win Odds: 1.55
In contrast to the rich group of PSG, Bordeaux team has not experienced too many changes during this summer, and perhaps a bit surprising considering the fact that last season finished only seventh in Ligue 1. But they won the trophy of the French Cup, where in the final won with 3:2 over Evian, and due to that Bordeaux will play the Europa League. And there in the last season they left an average impression, because they just reached the round of last sixteen, where they were knocked out by the stronger and more experienced team of Benfica. It should also be noted that in the winter transitional period lost their leading scorer Goufrrana, which certainly left a big mark on their game, especially in the offensive side, while the defense continues to maintain a high level of quality. But during the summer, have decided to sell two defenders, Tremoulinasa and Marangea, so it’s very doubtful that they will not be affected in the defensive line level, especially as in this part of the team only signed Brechet from Troyes. He is actually the only reinforcement Bordeaux before the new season, while at the same time a number of players returned from loan, but from these only the offensive midfielder Jussie may compete for a place in the starting lineup.
Although this match of Supercup is always ungrateful to preview, given that it is the beginning of the season when teams are not well-coordinated in the right way, i still believe that the current French champion is absolute favorite against the average Bordeaux and will have no problems to get to another one trophy.