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PSG vs Angers & Lyon vs Monaco: Coupe de France Quarterfinals Odds & Picks

Sam Cox

by Sam Cox in Soccer

Apr 20, 2021 · 7:47 AM PDT

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Lyon's head coach Rudi Garcia gives instructions during the French League One soccer match between Lyon and Monaco at Groupama stadium in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • PSG face Angers and Lyon matchup with Monaco in the France Cup quarterfinals
  • Both matches take place on Wednesday – PSG and Lyon are favored to progress
  • Read below for the latest Coupe de France odds, betting previews and picks

Amid controversy over the European Super League, French football quietly continues on its way. PSG rejected the proposal of the breakaway league. The richest club in France can focus on the pitch for the rest of the season, unlike many of their peers across Europe. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have booked a place in the Champions League semifinals, and they will face a Coupe de France quarterfinal on Wednesday.

PSG host Angers as they look to win the competition for the 14th time. Wednesday also sees the tie of the round as Lyon and Monaco matchup. Lyon hasn’t won the Coupe de France since 2012, while Monaco are looking to end a three-decade-long drought.

PSG vs Angers Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total at DraftKings
Paris Saint-Germain vs Angers PSG -1.5 (-167) | ANG +1.5 (+128) PSG -500 | ANG +1150 | DRAW +525 Ov 3 (-150) | Un 2.5 (+116)

Odds as of Apr 20

Angers have scored once in five Ligue 1 matches. They haven’t avoided defeat against PSG since December 2015, and they have conceded 10 goals across their last two away matches against the Parisian giants. It’s easy to see why they are such heavy underdogs for this match, with such poor recent form and 28 points separating the two sides in the league table.

Beating Rennes was a solid result earlier in the competition, but Angers were also fortunate to face Sedan in the last 16, a club from the fourth tier. PSG, meanwhile, had to face title-challenging Lille in the last round. Pochettino’s team won the match 3-0 to cement their status as competition favorites. They have made the final every year since 2015.

PSG have played some brilliant football of late, but they aren’t in top form. An extraordinary match against Saint Etienne was more chaotic than Pochettino would have liked, with PSG needing a 94th-minute winner from Mauro Icardi.

Having not kept a clean sheet in six matches in all competitions, Angers are perhaps an ideal opponent for the cup holders. Struggling in front of goal, and ranking third-bottom in expected goals in Ligue 1 in 2021, they are unlikely to trouble the hosts too much.

Angers kept PSG to one goal when they met earlier in the season. With two or more goals scored in five of their last seven, though, the PSG attack is in a fearsome form. They are a good bet to cover the spread in this one.

Pick: PSG -1.5 (-167)

Lyon vs Monaco Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total at DraftKings
Lyon vs Monaco LYN -0.5 (+123) | MON +0.5 (-162) LYN +123 | MON +205 | DRAW +235 Ov 2.5 (-167) | Un 2.5 (+130)

A single point separates Lyon and Monaco in Ligue 1. This is the headline matchup on the Coupe de France quarterfinals, and if their game late last year was anything to go by, this should be a cracker. Lyon won 4-1, but it was a match with chances for both teams, a total of 33 shots, seven yellow cards and a sending off.

This has the potential to be a statement match in what is proving to be a thrilling end to the Ligue 1 season. Both teams had to win penalty shootouts in the last 16 to reach this stage, too. With the two teams coming into this match in good form, it’s a difficult tie to call.

While Monaco are without several players because of positive COVID-19 tests, Lyon could re-introduce star midfielder Houssem Aouar to the starting XI after returning to action off the bench in the win at the weekend.

Niko Kovac’s Monaco are on an impressive five-match winning run and haven’t conceded over that period. With a tweak to his system of late, though, Rudi Garcia has guided Lyon back to winning ways, too. Les Gones have won their last two and have been excellent at both ends of the pitch.

Lyon have probably been the better team throughout the course of the season, but Monaco’s recent form makes them an incredibly difficult opponent. There’s value backing this to go to extra time. It’s going to be a tense encounter, which could come down to a moment of individual brilliance.

Pick: Lyon to win at least one half (-177)


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