- Ligue1 title-winners Lille meet Coupe De France holders PSG in Tel Aviv at 2:00pm ET on Sunday
- New champions finished on top for the first time in 10 years to end streak of three triumphs for Paris
- See all odds, best bets & prediction for Lille vs Paris St-Germain – France Super Cup August 1
French Ligue1 champions Lille clash with Coupe De France winners Paris St-Germain in a significant contest for the nation’s Super Cup on Sunday.
The curtain-raiser to the new season is taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Hugely wealthy PSG will certainly be keen for revenge after Lille ended its run of three straight title wins in 2020-21.
Lille vs PSG Odds
|Lille vs Paris St- Germain||LIL +0.5 (-130) | PSG -0.5 (-125)||LIL +310 | PSG -105 | DRAW +250||Ov 2.5 (-115) | Un 2.5 (-110)|
Odds as of July 30 at DraftKings
Lille, meanwhile, celebrated its first triumph since the 2010-11 season with PSG pushed into second place by one point.
It was, additionally, only the second time in nine seasons that the Parisians had failed to finish in first position.
This match pits last season’s best Ligue1 defense against its best attack – with superstar striker Kylian Mbappe having returned early to the PSG squad after Euro 2020.
Lille conceded only 23 goals while, at the same time, PSG scored on 86 occasions.
Organization Pitted Against Style
It suggests, therefore, that the Super Cup meeting will be a collision of Lille’s dogged organization with PSG’S expansive style.
However, there have been major changes at both outfits which could hand PSG the advantage this time around.
Mbappé: "I dream of winning the Champions League with PSG", the French star has returned before the holidays to be at the manager's disposal on Sunday with the final of the French Super Cup against Lille. pic.twitter.com/ftHT1DwXhV
— Moises Lopez (@chapoisat) July 28, 2021
In order to strengthen his side after it also suffered disappointment in the Champions League semifinal against Manchester City, PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has made a raft of major signings to add to his glittering squad.
He has acted emphatically to land veteran defensive superstar Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid and Liverpool’s highly-rated attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Ramos, however, may not be available on this occasion through injury.
Lille has lost the coach who led it to the title – Christophe Galtier.
Meanwhile, Pochettino has also landed Italian Euro 2020 winning goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan along with Moroccan international full-back Achraf Hakimi from Internazionale.
In contrast, Lille has lost the coach who led it to the title – Christophe Galtier.
— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) July 27, 2021
And the club’s fans in the industrial northern French city have been underwhelmed by his replacement Jocelyn Gourvennec.
This has been especially true during this month’s pre-season games in which Lille have won only once while losing three times and drawing once.
As of now the injury of Sergio Ramos remains a speculation, no official confirmation received. Not featuring vs Genoa and Sevilla was a precautionary measure by the coach as PSG face Lille on Sunday in the Trophèe des Champions final, their first official game of the season.
— Ramos Xtra. (@RamosXtra) July 27, 2021
In the light of this, the oddsmakers at DraftKings rate PSG as wide favorites for a win at -105 in the tussle for the Trophee Des Champions.
Lille, meanwhile, is priced at +310 with the draw at +250.
In a tight market, Lille’s poor form points towards a spread choice on PSG.
So the offer of +235 for Paris to win by two goals or more is an attractive one (Spread-1.5).
Lille vs PSG Statistics
Statistics based on three meetings in season 2020-21; 2 x Ligue1 and Coupe De France Quarterfinal.
This game will take place at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday.
By comparison with PSG’S activity in the transfer market, Lille has yet to make a major signing.
By far the most powerful club in France, PSG is seeking to win the Super Cup for the ninth successive season.
Lille has lost both its previous finals in 1955 and 2011.
Free Transfer Spree for PSG
Even though it is backed by massive Qatari wealth, the club landed World Cup winner Ramos, Liverpool ace Wijnaldum and the Euro 2020 winner Donnarumma on free transfers.
The defender Hakimi, however, cost $54 million.
Pochettino has, additionally, landed the star Portuguese defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira from FC Porto for $25 million.
Subsequently, the team has enjoyed a highly satisfactory pre-season build-up.
Firstly, it kicked off with a 4-0 defeat of Le Mans.
Then came a 2-2 draw before a 2-1 defeat of Germany’s Augsburg and a 1-0 win against Orleans.
For Lille, there has been worry and disappointment in pre-season.
Since then, there has been a 2-2 draw with Sevilla in Portugal.
For Lille, by comparison, there has been worry and disappointment in pre-season.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 29, 2021
Its only win was a 2-0 success against the small Belgian club Waasland-Beveren.
There was, additionally, a 2-1 defeat by Gent of Belgium before a 1-1 draw with Kortrijk, also a Belgian outfit.
Hamburg holding out for €9m for 19-year-old central midfielder Amadou Onana amid interest from French champions Lille – full story. https://t.co/cDkXnjgjNj
— Get German Football News (@GGFN_) July 27, 2021
Two defeats in Portugal have since followed – by 1-0 against Benfica and then 2-0 by FC Porto.
Furthermore, PSG will be keen to gain revenge this time after Lille’s 1-0 win at the Parc Des Prince the last time these teams met in April.
Neymar and Djalo Sent Off
On that fiery occasion, Brazilian superstar Neymar of PSG and the Portuguese defender Tiago Djalo of Lille were sent off.
Meanwhile, OPSG were 3-0 winners in a Coupe De France last-eight tie in Paris last March.
Barcelona were waiting to sign him for free this summer, however PSG swooped in with a better deal and got the player. Now in this current scenario, how exactly has the club missed out? Playing for the Dutch team, he takes up a far more proactive role, than that at his club. 2/3 pic.twitter.com/gOIlZMN29a
— Stat Attack ⚽📈 (@StatAttack4) July 25, 2021
Some key players will be absent while resting for PSG. So Argentine striker Mauro Icardi is PSG’S major threat at this stage of pre-season.
Lille, meanwhile, will rely on Turkish forward Burak Yilmaz who scored 18 times last season.
To sum up, Paris wants revenge and a good start to the new campaign after disappointment last season.
Lille, in contrast, is struggling. So a comfortable win for PSG looks likely.
Pick: Paris St-Germain +235 (Spread -1.5)