It must be really painful nowadays to be a fan of Evian. They looked like amateurs last round away at Rennes and as a consequence suffered a humiliating defeat (6-2).
In the summer Evian lost only 1 important player (top-scorer Berigaud) so the defense and the level of chemistry should look good, but it’s simply a disaster.
Defenders must have some kind of medical condition, maybe attention deficit disorder, as they are static and look somewhere in the sky when opponents get inside the penalty box. Coach Dupraz tried to change something, substituted Angoula with Mongongu in central defense, but unfortunately for Evian he wasn’t any better…
Players lose the ball too easily and nobody reacts like this is normality. To be honest Evian look incompetent not only in defense, but overall, as Danish fullback/winger/attacking midfielder Wass is the only one able to create some decent opportunities and convert them. In this rythm it will be a miracle if Evian will survive in Ligue1 after this season…
PSG didn’t have any problems against Bastia even if they lost striker Ibrahimovic early in the game due to injury. The midfield was the most impressive compartment, with Pastore and Veratti in incredible form. Pastore proved he can open up entire defenses on his own, while Veratti can deliver a long range assist with his eyes closed.
Defender Silva and striker Ibrahimovic will miss due to injury. Midfielder Motta suffered a knock but it looks like he recovered and is fully fit.
Even without Ibrahimovic, PSG have enough firepower to make a mockery out of Evian’s day dreaming defense. PSG -1.5 at 2.19
UPDATE: Evian welcome back defender Kone after injury. As expected PSG will misss Silva, Ibrahimovic and Van der Wiel
Evian: Hansen, B.Leroy, Durand – Abdallah, Sabaly, Juelsgaard, Mongongu, A.Angoula, Jon.Mensah, Cambon – D.Koné, Sorlin, Benezet, Barbosa, Camus, Wass – Nsikulu, Bruno, Nielsen
PSG: Sirigu, Douchez – Aurier, Z.Camara, David Luiz, Digne, Marquinhos, Maxwell – Verratti, Pastore, Lucas, Matuidi, Chantôme, Cabaye, T.Motta – Bahebeck, Ongenda, Cavani, Lavezzi