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French Cup Preview

PSG will be back in action on Friday evening, as they look to regain the French Cup. The Parisians last won this competition in the 2020-21 season, as they landed their 14th honour. However, they will certainly have questions to answer this weekend, as they were beaten for the first time domestically in their previous fixture. PSG was beaten 3-1 away from home against Lens on New Year’s Day, which saw their unbeaten record in France come to an end. Their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings remains a healthy one, but a second straight defeat could lead to questions surrounding the manager. But, the Parisians have been dominant throughout recent history at this stage of the competition. This will be a big moment in the history of Chateauroux, as they welcome PSG to town for the French Cup tie. They currently sit 14th in National, after winning just four of their 16 games this term. Their form over their previous five games has been sketchy to say the least, as they haven’t won over that period. However, they came through the previous round in excellent fashion, as they beat Lege-Cap-Ferret 4-1 away from home. Florian Bianchini, Ferris N’Goma, and Celal Bozkurt were among the scorers in that win. Their best-ever showing in the competition came in 2003-04, as they were beaten in the final by PSG.

Chateauroux vs PSG Head to Head

The only previous competitive meeting between the sides came in the 2004 French Cup final. On that occasion, PSG claimed victory following Pedro Pauleta’s strike with just 25 minutes remaining.

Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction

This should be a testing fixture on the road for PSG, but it remains extremely difficult to see past the reigning French champions. PSG look to be the best bet to win this game, and they could claim a 3-0 win on the road. Make sure to bet on Chateauroux vs PSG with 22Bet!" ["post_title"]=> string(61) "Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction: French Cup Match on 06.01.2023" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "chateauroux-vs-psg-prediction-06-01-23" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 15:20:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 12:20:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }
Arsenal vs Zurich Prediction: Europa League Match on 03.11.2022

Arsenal vs Zurich Prediction: Europa League Match on 03.11.2022

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Arsenal are yet to seal the top spot in Group A after they lost away to PSV on matchday 5. Arteta’s men will be looking to get the three points they need to qualify at the top of the group when the host FC Zurich on Thursday at 21:00 GMT. Zurich will be looking to avoid finishing at the bottom of the group with a win at the Emirates Stadium.


Match Preview

Can Arsenal Regain their Winning Touch with Victory Over FC Zurich?

With the Gunners travelling to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Mikel Arteta will have that match in mind when choosing the team to face FC Zurich on Thursday. However, the need and hunger to win this match and seal the top spot in Group A will be high ahead of the kick-off on Thursday.

Arteta and the team he picks to play Zurich will be focused on keeping the performance levels high to bolster their chances of winning.

The gaffer will want his side to be purposeful on the ball, recycle possession fast across the pack, and progress the ball vertically to create chances. 

Can FC Zurich Cause an Upset with a Win at the Emirates Stadium?

FC Zurich will need to be aggressive off the ball to stand a chance of taking anything from the clash with Arsenal. With the Gunners expected to dominate possession and dictate the tempo of the proceedings for large swathes of the match, aggression will be crucial in winning the ball back.

Aggressive pressing will also be important in cutting off passing lanes and making it harder for Arsenal to progress the ball into the final third and pose danger in front of goal.

They will also need to be brave when they get the ball, string some offensive passes together, and leverage set pieces to create chances in the Arsenal box. 

Form Guide


Arteta’s charges began their Group A campaign in sterling form. They won their first four matches, collecting 12 points and topping the group. However, they lost their last clash away to PSV, which means they top the group by 2 points. 

Arsenal’s Gunners have scored 7 goals while conceding 3 times in the run of five matches. Before the 2-0 defeat to PSV, they had conceded just 1 goal.

The Gunners have demonstrated good form in keeping clean sheets while maintaining a robust attacking edge. They will need this balance to bolster their chances of defeating Zurich on Thursday.  

FC Zurich

Zurich’s form in Group A has been wretched. They have won once and lost four times in their five fixtures in the group so far this term.  They have collected three points out of the available 12, and they are in the basement of Group A.

FC Zurich have scored 5 times in their five matches in the Europa League group stage; they have conceded 15 times in the process. This record has been poor at this level. 

Their defensive solidity has been elusive as they have conceded the most goals in the group while scoring the second least behind Bodo/Glimt.

Possible Starting Lineups


A. Ramsdale; K. Tierney, R. Holding, W. Saliba, T. Tomiyasu; G. Xhaka, A. Sambi Lokonga, M. Odegaard; G. Martinelli, E. Nketiah, F. Vieira

FC Zurich

Y. Brecher; L. Kamberi, N. Katic, F. Aliti; N. Boranijasevic, O. Selnaes, C. Conde, A. Guerrero; B. Dzemaili; J. Okita, T. Aiyegun 


Players to Watch

M. Odegaard

The midfielder is likely to start this clash as Arteta rotates much of his team in preparation for the London derby against Chelsea on Sunday.

Odegaard will bring his creative nouse, work rate, and pressing ability to the clash. He will be central to Arsenal’s forward play as they look to create chances enough to win the match.

N. Boranijasevic

The wingback will be central to providing Zurich with the width they need to stretch the Arsenal midfield and defence when attacking.

Boranijasevic also offers a goal from wide, which is important. He will be pivotal in falling back and defending against Arsenal’s pacey forward players. 


Arsenal will play a patient, possession-based, and pressing game. They will dominate the ball, dictate the tempo of the clash, and have the best goal-scoring chances.

Zurich will be pragmatic in their approach. They will defend in numbers and be aggressive when out of possession. 

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