France: Ligue 1
Last midweek the host country of the last continental championship hosted ¼ matches of the national cup. Having gained more winnings the participants of the last but one round of Coupe de France-2017 became four participants of elite division – PSG, Monaco, Angers and Guingamp. And then according to ½ final draw we will get the following semifinal pairs:
Tuesday, 25th of April, Angers- Guingamp;
Wednesday, 26th of April, PSG-Monaco;
So, it would be nice to have one more final Cup match with the participation of PSG and Monaco but this time the teams of Unai Emery and Leonardo Jardim will fight at semifinal stage of the tournament.
But we doubt that this forthcoming battle with the champion really is now of any special interest to the coaches from Monaco. As on the 11th of April, Tuesday the leader of the France championship is facing the ¼ battle of the Champions League at the biggest football arena of Germany - Westfalenstadion against Borussia Dortmund.
The meeting with the Angevins
It is certain that if the table position was different, for example, if Monaco was ahead of PSG with at least 4 points prior to Dortmund battle it would be possible to make changes in the squad and give to the leaders of the team (Fabinho, Bernardo e Silva and Valère Germain) the rest that they need so much.
But the problem is that the distance between two favorites of the French season is only 3 points (71vs 68 points). And in case of defeat of Monaco during the away match with the Angevins the champion will catch the leader by the total number of points.
And that is the reason why does the team of Leonardo Jardim can’t ignore this match with Angers. But if you compare the game of the team last season with its rather weak result (12th line and 39 points) the guests of Stade Jean-Bouin will win over the team of Stéphane Moulin easily.
As we see the famous coach of Angers is still the chief one. And that means that the club authorities believe in possible renewal of their team…
Angers – 5,5 Draw – 4,20, Monaco – 1,67;
Monaco win - odds 1,67 5Dimes
Both teams to score YES - odds 1.8 bet365