It will be up to the little Amiens to stop Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals of the French League Cup. At the La Licorne stadium in Amiens, the match starts scheduled for 18:05 (Brasília time). The rules of the tournament require definition in a single game. Draw takes the decision for penalty kicks.
Amiens’ recent performance
The Aminens did not have a good end of 2017 and started 2018 even worse. Of the last six matches played, he lost five. On Sunday, January 7, he was ruthlessly thrashed by Sochaux of the Second Division, 6-0, being eliminated from the French Cup in his debut match in the tournament.
In the French Championship, where he was beaten in the last four matches, his situation is slightly better. With 21 points (six wins, three draws and ten losses), it occupies the thirteenth position. The distance to Lille, eighteenth place and first in the relegation zone, is only two points.
Thus, the League Cup turns out to be the only hope for team brightness in the season. Amiens made their debut in the second stage. As a visitor, eliminated Troyes 2-1. In the next stage, this time at home, by the same score dispatched the Tours.
The current form of PSG
Paris Saint-Germain had the right to debut a stage later in the French League Cup. He reached the quarter-finals by scoring 4-2 at Strasbourg’s home. The team is doing well in the other three competitions it contests.
On Sunday, January 7, he advanced to the French Cup by beating Rennes away from home by 6-1. Also guaranteed in the last 16 of the Champions League, the French championship is given as almost certain achievement. PSG leads with 50 points (16 wins, two draws and one loss). They are nine more than Monaco and Lyon, who share the second position.
The standstill period of the French Championship for the holidays of Christmas and New Year still allowed the medical department to recover all the athletes who were in treatment of injury. In this way, the coach Unai Emery can count on the complete cast at his disposal for the departure of this Wednesday.
This allows the coach to make modifications in the team considered holder. However, the desire to reach all the titles of the season has made him not use the strategy of turning the cast with intensity. This means that a team very close to the main team should be scaled to face Amiens.
History of the matches Amiens vs PSG
There were two matches between teams throughout history. The first, in the 2007/08 season of the French Cup, saw winners Parisians 1-0 as visitors. The second was in the current season for Ligue 1. In Paris, homemakers scored 2-0.
There is not much room for risk in this game. The PSG is the great favorite for the showdown and best guess option. It has a price of 1.18 in Rivalo. Draw draws 7.00. Victory of the owners of the house yields premium of 13.00 for 1.