Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
L’Envol Stadium will host Sunday’s Coupe de France game between Andrezieux and Montpellier. The lower-league side booked their place in the last 64 by beating Bourges 2-1, but they face an uphill task in the clash with Montpellier. La Paillade, on the other hand, have been in a splendid form in the Ligue 1 of late, with the team beating all Metz, Clermont, and Brest in the previous three league fixtures.
Montpellier aim to go all the way in the French Cup as well, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Sunday afternoon. Experienced attacker Valere Germain is widely expected to return to the starting XI, whilst Maxime Esteve, Thibault Tamas, and Pedro Mendes are all out of contention with injuries. Anyhow, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise as Montpellier have found their best form.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Montpellier):
Over the years Montpellier have established themselves as a mid-table side in French Ligue 1. Montpellier are considered one of the youngest clubs in France as they were founded in 1974, but it has to be noted that a number of high-profile footballers played for the club in the past. French football legend Laurent Blanc played for Montpellier from 1981-1993 and he scored 76 goals in 24 appearances in the league for the club. Eric Cantona, Roger Milla, Carlos Valderama and Olivier Giroud played in Montpellier’s colors as well, but Pascal Baills is the player with most appearances for the club (429).
La Paillade did remarkably well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Montpellier won Coupe de France on two occasions (1929, 1990), with the team beating FC Sete and FC Paris respectively in the title games. The team welcome their rivals at Stade de la Mosson and the capacity of the stadium is 32.900. In 1999 Montpellier won the UEFA Intertoto Cup.