PSG won the French championship earlier this year, but suffered an early elimination from the Cup, allowing Bordeaux to claim the trophy. Now the two teams meet on a neutral venue for the Super Cup and the reigning championships are credited with the first chance to emerge victorious.
Bet: Bordeaux Asian Handicap 0:1
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.05
PSG is depicted as the hosting team for the Super Cup but the truth is that the game will be played in Gabon on Stade d’Angondje. It is more likely for the Gabonese to cheer for PSG due to its collection of stars, but it happens quite often for the audience to root for the underdog. Either way, Bordeaux is thrilled not to face the reigning champions at Paris at Parc de Princes and will not defend for 90 minutes.
The head to head record is encouraging, and although the more relevant results are the ones from 2011 and 2012, neither team has a significant lead over its opponents. Diabate and Saivet were on the pitch the last time the two teams met, and although PSG emerged victorious back then, it is very likely for the two of them to pair up. In the opposite half, there is no question about who will spearhead the offensive as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the top scorer for PSG. Cavani and Lavezzi are likely to join him, although it is uncertain if Blanc will use them from the very first minute.
No team would have home pitch advantage in this game and that’s why it is so tempting to back Bordeaux tonight with Pinnacle Sports. The risk-averse punters should take the cover of a 0:1 Asian handicap because even so the odds are 2.05 with the aforesaid bookmaker.