Despite the fact that they’ve finished 15 points ahead of Evian, Bordeaux is the frustrated team as they have failed to secure a Europa league place. Their opponents are happy to have avoided relegation and are virtually free rolling in the Cup Final that will be played on Parc de Princes.
Match: Bordeaux vs Evian
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.07
Bordeaux rebounded miraculously in the last two months of the regular season but despite losing a single game in nine rounds, this was too little too late. They finished on the seventh place, eight points behind Lille and the only way to save a mediocre season is by winning the Cup. Evian is the toughest team they meet in the current edition of French Cup, after eliminating teams from inferior divisions en route to the final. In the semifinals, they prevailed against Troyes in a game that the hosts dominated but were unlucky to lose due to an own goal.
Evian won two consecutive games in the domestic championship, and avoided relegation despite losing the final round against Bordeaux. It is very likely for their opponents to start with the same 4-5-1 formation featuring Diabete upfront as he scored both goals in the 2-1 victory. The two teams were rather defensive, due to the fact that motivation was at its lowest but things will change dramatically this Friday.
The two teams met four times and Evian is yet to win a game, after drawing twice and losing another two games, each time by a narrow margin. There is not great value in the odds of 2.07 offered by Pinnacle Sports, but they are still worth a try given the difference in value and experience between the two teams.