PSG v Auxerre predictions and football betting tips for this weekend’s French Cup final from our football tipster.
It's cup finals weekend across the European leagues, and there's a real David and Goliath clash over in France as the mighty PSG take on Ligue 2 Auxerre, we’ve picked out our weekend football tips for the clash.
After some indifferent form over the course of the season, PSG were in a real battle to retain their league title at the top of Ligue 1. However, Zlatan and co have finished the campaign in absolutely superb style, having won their last nine league matches in a row and also lifting the French League Cup.
Chasing a magnificent domestic treble, PSG come up against lower league Auxerre who have produced an excellent run of their own to get themselves to the final of the Coupe de France. The minnows from Ligue 2 dumped Guingamp out in the last round to book their place in the showpiece of French football.
However, league form has been poor at best, and it is clear one eye has been on potential cup glory for some time now. Although they finished a creditable ninth in Ligue 2, Auxerre have not won for seven matches in a row, which is hardly encouraging form heading into the LSG v Auxerre French Cup Final.
Nevertheless, Auxerre did record the third highest amount of draws in their division and also had the second best away record in the league. Considering champions Troyes only lost two games more, it shows what might have been had they taken their chances in many of those tight games.
As much as I would love to see a cup upset for my weekend football tips, especially from a lower league side, I really can't see it happening this French Cup Final. Auxerre's best chance will be to shutout their opponents and hope to pinch a goal, the problem is that PSG have scored 31 times in the last nine matches. The likes of Cavani and Ibrahimovic could go on an epic bender the night before and still get themselves on the scoresheet with the form they are in.
With this in mind, our football tipster says back PSG to win and BTTS at 29/10 with Coral for our first PSG v Auxerre betting tip this weekend. The Ligue 1 champions have the second best record in the division for BTTS matches and eight of their last ten victories have been via this outcome. Furthermore, Auxerre have the best record in Ligue 2 for BTTS matches, and at odds of 29/10 you are getting far more value for money than lumping on a 1/5 banker.
Moving over to the goalscoring market and Edinson Cavani is an absolute must for the betting slip. The Uruguayan scored a modest 15 goals in his first forty appearances this season, but has now notched twelve in his last ten matches to take his tally to 27 for the campaign. Back Cavani to score anytime at 19/20 with Betfair for our next PSG v Auxerre prediction, but also have a punt on him to score in both halves at 17/2 with Sky Bet. The former Napoli man has done this three time in his last six matches.
PSG v Auxerre Betting Tips
PSG to win and both teams to score – 29/10 with Coral.
Cavani to score anytime – 19/20 with Betfair.
Cavani to score in both halves – 17/2 with Sky Bet.
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