Can Toulouse Manage To Overcome the Powerhouses From PSG?

Published on January 18th, 2016 9:57 am EST

Coupe de France match between Paris Saint-Germain and ToulouseCoupe de France action continues later this week with a match that features French Ligue 1 powerhouse, Paris Saint-Germain, against the likely overmatched side from Toulouse.

Paris Saint-Germain, which is the current Coupe de France champion and 9-time winner of the event, is on a mission right now. Their mission? To win the Coupe de France for a 10th time, which would move them into a tie with Olympique de Marseille for the all-time lead. A number of teams will be trying to stop PSG this season, though they are clearly the favourites to win.

Paris Saint-Germain is having a laugh of it this season, as they are currently 21 points ahead of Monaco in French Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain has not lost so far this season - their record is a near-flawless 18-3-0, and the side has scored 51 goals while allowing just 9. Pure domination that shows just how lopsided the top of French Ligue 1 is.

Toulouse, on the other hand, is currently 19th in the French Ligue 1 table with a record of 4-8-9. While Toulouse would certainly like to score a Coupe de France win this week against PSG, they have to be thinking about the fact that they are in real danger of being delegated if they don't start to turn around their French Ligue 1 seasons.

Paris SG scored a 1-0 victory against Toulouse on January 16th and will be looking to wrap things up at home this week. Here are the current betting odds for this match:

Paris Saint-Germain, 1.25
Draw, 6.00
Toulouse, 10.00

Toulouse is playing from behind the 8-ball in this match, as they will need to score at least one goal in order to have a chance at moving on in the tournament. PSG, on the other hand, can afford to play back a bit, though they clearly have the talent advantage and will likely press their opponents.

The talent-laden side from PSG has two players who are better than even money to score in this match - Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is currently listed at 1.60 to score, and Edinson Cavani, who is listed at 1.85. Toulouse, on the other hand, has no players with better than 4.00 odds to score.

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Bookmakers are expecting that PSG will be able to walk away with an easy victory.

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