Paris Saint-Germain and Dijon will open on Tuesday, February 26, the quarter-finals of the French Cup in its 2018/2019 edition. The match will be held at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, and is expected to start at 17:10 (Brasília time).As in the previous stages, the definition of the classified for the next stage happens in a single confrontation. In case of a tie, the regulation establishes an extension and, if the situation is not defined, penalties will be charged to indicate the survivor.
The PSG had a commitment on Saturday, February 23, for the twenty-sixth round of the French Championship which can be considered a good test for the meeting on Tuesday. They received Nimes, who have technical potential even higher than Dijon, and scored 3-0 with no major problems.It maintained, in this way, its use of 100% at home. There were 14 matches for Ligue 1 with 50 goals scored and only five conceded. Of breaking, still increased his advantage in the leadership of the tournament. He reached 68 points (22 wins, two draws and one loss). They are 17 points higher than Lille, who finished second with a 1-1 draw at Strasbourg.The front can still be extended as PSG meet the game that was postponed from the first round. The rival is precisely the Dijon. The meeting, this time at the home of the opponent, is scheduled for March 13.The team, however, faced turbulence in the previous stage of the French Cup. In the Round of 16, he did not leave the 0-0 in regulation time against little Villefranche. He managed to keep his cool and beat the goalkeeper to make the score 3 – 0. Confident in their lead, In the previous two games, he had been to Pontivy 4-0 and 2-0 at Strasbourg in Paris.With the medical department being emptied, the only two casualties for Tuesday’s duel remain with strikers Neymar and Edinson Cavani, who will still need more time to recover from their injuries. The most optimistic expectation is that they may reappear in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. This, of course, if PSG confirm the open lead with a 2-0 win over Manchester United in England. The return game was scheduled for March 13.
Dijon also outnumbered three previous matches in the French Cup. In two of them entered the field like favorite and confirmed the condition when scoring 3 to 1 in the Schiltigheim and 3 to 0 in the IC Croix. Their most striking result, however, was between the clashes as they eliminated St. Etienne and threw a 6-3 thrashing at their rivals’ stadium.The change took a little, not done in the same proportion, but most likely will cause even greater damage. On Friday, February 22, at home, Dijon were beaten 1-0 by St. Etienne getting even more delicate in the fight against relegation in the French Championship after the fourth consecutive defeat.Parked in the 20 points (five wins, five draws and 15 losses) fell to nineteenth – penultimate – placing. They are four points behind Amiens, seventeenth and first out of the sticking region. The score is the same as Caen, eighteenth placed, who opens the Z3 by taking advantage of the tiebreaker criteria. In this position, the regulation offers a second chance to avoid the fall with the recapture dispute with Ligue 2 team.The injuries due to injury are due to Arnold Moutou and striker Benjamin Jeannot.
History of the matches PSG vs Dijon
This will be the first encounter involving the teams in the current season, as the match between them in the final round of the opening round of the French Championship, which was scheduled for December, was moved to March. The teams have had eight previous meetings with seven PSG victories and a success from Dijon.
Paris Saint Germain
Last result: 3-0 vs Nimes
Form: W W W W W
Paris Saint Germain has six consecutive wins before Dijon in the quarterfinals of the French Cup.
The Parisians come after a 3-0 win against Nimes and have one goal in the last six games against Montpellier. In the rest there were also no winning victories with Villefranche, Bordeaux, Manchester United, Saint-Etienne and Nimes.
The PSG has 17 points ahead of France’s second place, Lille, with a match in the minus disputed, and is already one step in the Champions League quarterfinals, after Manchester United’s 2-0 success on the Old Trafford.
The Parc des Princes group has eliminated Pontivy, Strasbourg and Villefranche in previous French Cup Tours, with the last one with enough emotions: it was 0-0 after 90 minutes and 3-0 after overtime.
Last result: 0-1 vs St. Etienne
Form: L W L L L
Dijon comes to Paris after three consecutive failures, with Marseille, Nimes and Saint-Etienne. The Stade Gaston-Gérard group defeated Croix in the Cup in the last five games, with four defeats in Ligue 1.
Dijon is relegable to France: he is the penultimate player in the standings with 20 points.
He was surprised, however, in the French Cup, where he came in three-quarters of three away victories with Schiltigheim (3-1), Saint-Etienne (6-3) and Croix (3-0).
News, analysis, statistics and anachronism about the two teams.
- PSG has not received a goal this season in the French Cup
- He conquered the last four Cups
- He can not achieve the “triple” internals this season: he was eliminated from the League of Guingamp Cup
- The last failure was with Lyon, 1-2 on February 3rd.
- He won the last six straight duels with Dijon
- Dijon has not scored in the last two matches
- His last two matches were under 2.5 goals
- The last championship success was with Monaco (2-0) on January 26th
- He scored only once in the last four stages
- It was demolished by PSG in the last direct game, 0-8 on January 17, 2018
Football Prediction of the Day PSG vs Dijon
There is not much room for speculation in confrontation. Although the PSG has been eliminated from the French League Cup by the Guingamp, Ligue 1 flashlight, hoping that the phenomenon will repeat itself in such a short time does not seem feasible. Even because the Dijon is on a clear trajectory of fall. Thus, the prognosis in the success of the Parisians seems to be the best option for the meeting.
Bet Tips: PSG win