Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Dijon and Nimes face each other at Stade Gaston-Gerard in the Coupe de France last 32. Dijon aim to build on the Ligue 1 win over Lille, and they are seen as favourites to win Sunday’s football game. Cape Verde Islands international Julio Tavares, who scored the winner against les Dogues, will be one of the men to watch in the home team. Nimes, on the other hand, are fully focused on the national championship as they are eager to avoid relegation to the Ligue 2.
Considering that les Crocodiles are not regarded as good travellers, we predict that the Mustards are going to book their place in the Coupe de France last 16. When the two teams met at Stade Gaston-Gerrard in the Ligue 1 earlier this term, the two teams played out a goalless draw, but home win should be considered this time out.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Loiodice):
Enzo Loiodice, who was born in Paris, France on the 27th of November, 2000, started playing football at the age of eight with SC Paris. His journey as a youth player continued at FC Gobelins before completing at Dijon, where he is now a first-team player on a contract that ends in 2012.
On the 28th of April, 2018, Loidice made his professional debut, featuring in Dijon's 3-1 away loss to Bordeaux in League one. The 19-year-old midfielder, who is known for his ball retention ability and vision, represents his country at the youth level.
He made his under-20 team debut in an international friendly against Argentina U20 on the 20th of March, 2019, and has so far capped six times for his country at that level. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Nimes):
Founded on April 10, 1937 Nimes Olympique are a French club that will compete in the Ligue 1 in the 2018/2019 season. Les crocodiles were playing an important role in French football in the last 50s, with the team finishing second on four occasions (1958, 1959, 1960, 1972).
Nimes made it to the French Cup final in 1958, 1961 and 1996, but they eventually failed to lift the trophy. Nimes are well known for their red home colours, but they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Stade de Costieres has been the home of Nimes since 1989, when it was opened.
The venue can hold up to 18,482 spectators and the construction cost €160 million. Speaking of the club’s notable footballers, the likes of Wilson Oruma, Mehmed Bazdarevic, Aliou Cisse, Benjamin Moukandjo, Laurent Blanc, Frederic Piquionne and Eric Cantona were all part of les crocodiles in the past. Montpellier are considered their biggest rivals.