Two heavyweight French Ligue 1 soccer clubs duke it out on Wednesday in the 2021 French Coupe de France Final. Paris Saint-Germain and As Monaco are big longshots to win the Ligue 1 title. But on Wednesday, one of the two squads will take home the Coupe de France trophy. Check out France Cup odds, analysis, and free picks for Paris Saint-Germain versus As Monaco.
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2020-2021 French Coupe de France Final
- When: Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00pm ET
- Where: Stade de France, Saint Denis, France
Why bet on Paris Saint-Germain?
Knowing a lot of things must break their way to win the Ligue 1 title, and because they won’t play in the Champions League Final, Paris Saint-Germain realizes their best chance at a trophy is to win the Coup de France. Expect Les Parisiens to leave it all on the pitch in their desire to win at least one major championship this season.
Paris Saint-Germain Last 5
- W – 4-0 vs. Stade de Reims
- W – 2-2 vs. Montpellier
- D – 1-1 vs. Stade Rennes
- L – 2-0 vs. Manchester City
- W – 2-1 vs. Lens
Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup
- Di Maria
Why bet on As Monaco?
Not only has Monaco proven they can hang with PSG, but they’ve proven they can beat them. Monaco won the last head-to-head 2-0. Sofiane Diop and Guillermo Maripan scored Monaco’s goals. Also, Monaco heads into this having won 4-of-5. The underdog has a big shot.
As Monaco Last 5
- W – 2-1 vs. Stade Rennes
- W – 5-1 vs. Vallieres
- W – 0-1 vs. Stade de Reims
- L – 2-3 vs. Lyon
- W – 0-1 vs. Angers
As Monaco Predicted Lineup
- Ben Yedder
French Coupe de France Final Betting Analysis
The biggest news that came out last week affecting this match is Neymar’s suspension. The Paris Saint-Germain striker won’t play on Wednesday unless PSG goes through with an appeal. So far, Paris hasn’t said whether they’d appeal the suspension.
Even without Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain has enough to challenge Monaco. PSG can lean on Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria to score goals.
But Paris Saint-Germain’s issues this season haven’t been about scoring goals. Keylor Navas has struggled to produce clean sheets. He produced one against Stade de Reims in Paris Saint-Germain’s last.
Nobody will confuse Stade de Reims with As Monaco, though. PSG could surprise and beat Monaco on Wednesday. But the odds on Paris don’t justify a bet. Not having Neymar on the pitch doesn’t help.
Navas’ form, he’s allowed at least a goal in 4 of PSG’s last 5 matches, forces us to back the dog. As Monaco is the play to win the 2020-2021 French Coup de France Final.
French Coupe de France Pick: As Monaco moneyline