Stadium: Bloomfield, Tel Aviv.
The French championship traditionally starts with a match for the Super Cup, where the winners of the Ligue 1 and National Championship of France will battle. The match will take place in Tel Aviv, at the Bloomfield Stadium.
Lille: their new lineup is not good enough
This team had a sensational performance last season by winning the league title. It will be almost impossible to repeat this achievement because the club had massive changes in its lineup. The first to leave after the championship was Christophe Galtier. The coach also left not for Nice, which took ninth place on the results of last season.
Some players have also left the team. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan left for AC Milan, replacing Gianluigi Donnarumma. Boubakary Soumaré, a key figure in the midfield, left for Leicester. Most likely, these are not the last transfers from the club, so winning the Super Cup could be the only bright spot of the coming season.
Lille's preseason matches were unconvincing. In five matches, there was only one victory over Waasland-Beveren (2 - 0) and a draw with Kortrijk (1 - 1). The other three matches ended in defeat.
PSG: brought top players for their lineup
The Parisians, on the other hand, have strengthened with almost the best players in Europe in the offseason. The best goalkeeper in the world right now - Gianluigi Donnarumma - will now be defending the goal. Legendary Sergio Ramos is in the center of defense, and Georginio Wijnaldum is added to the center of midfield. Do not forget about the transfer of Hakimi and before us is the favorite not only of the French championship, but also the main contender for victory in the Champions League.
It is possible for Neymar and Mbappe to stay this season now. Killian was about to leave as a free agent, but this will not happen until next summer. This decision is fueled by a solid bonus of 40 million euros, but the player is still waiting for a salary increase at PSG.
The Parisians held preseason tournaments rather weakly, but without defeats: three wins and two draws.
Expert betting tips
There is no doubt that the Parisians will want to take revenge on Lille last season. The only question is the amount of time they will need for this. The match will take place on neutral territory, so no one will have the advantage of a home field. A good betting option is PSG to win in regulation time with a coefficient of 2.18.
Sergio Ramos will help the Parisian team a lot during the season, but the Spaniard has not played a single meeting in the preseason games. A thigh injury does not allow him to appear on the field yet. Attacking guard Hakimi is more focused on goals than solid defensive play. I believe that the Lille will still manage to score against PSG once. You can bet on the outcome Both will score with odds of 1.75.
Let's go back to the Parisian attack, which is doing great so far. Mbappe needs to vindicate himself for failing at the Euro this season, Icardi has started scoring in freight trains, and Neymar is still a pivotal player in Parisian schemes. We should consider betting on PSG victory with a handicap (-1.5) with an odds of 4.50.