Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
After outplaying Olympique Lyon 4-2 in the Ligue 1 derby, PSG will be looking to move one step closer to winning the Coupe de France trophy when they take on Dijon at Stade Gaston-Gerard. Brazil superstar, who is recovering from a rib injury, is unlikely to be risked against the Mustards, but Kylian Mbappe is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Seeing that les Parisiens suffered a shocking loss to Rennes in the final of the last season’s edition of the French Cup, we are positive that the visitors will leave their hearts on the field in Wednesday’s football match. Dijon, on the other hand, booked their place in the quarter-finals by beating the likes of Valenciennes, Nimes, and Limonest, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the star-studded capital club. When the two teams met at Stade Gaston-Gerard earlier this term Dijon defeated PSG 2-1, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson):
Runar Ale Runarsson is a professional footballer who plays for The Iceland National team and French club Dijon FCO. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Alex joined the local club's youth academy in 2012, at the age of seven. On the 25th of July, 2013, Alex made his professional debut, featuring in Reykjavik's 3-1 loss to Standard Liege in a Europa League qualifier match.
After that, he made just three additional appearances for his hometown club before leaving to join FC Nordsjaelland's youth academy in January 2014. In his four years at Nordsjaelland, the 6ft tall goalkeeper made 62 appearances and won the 17/18 player of the season award. In July 2018, Alex joined his current club Dijon FCO on a four-year deal worth 1.6 million euros.
At the International level, the 24-year-old has formerly represented Iceland at every youth level. He was called up to the senior squad for the 2017 China cup. He won his first cap, however, in a friendly against the Czech Republic on the 9th of November, 2017.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.