Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Monaco will be looking to kick off their Coupe de France campaign in style when they take on Grenoble at Stade des Alpes on Wednesday evening. Les Rouges et Blancs defeated Nimes 4-3 at the weekend, with the team extending their winning run in the Ligue 1 to seven games. Monaco have been scoring goals for fun of late, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Grenoble.
Philippe Hinschberger’s troops, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Monaco by beating Clermont on penalties. Grenoble’s main goal is to secure promotion to the Ligue 1, and given Monaco’s form in 2021, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. Fit-again Russia international Aleksandr Golovin, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-3 win over Nimes, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Benjamin Lecomte):
Benjamin Lecomte is a French goalkeeper who started playing football at the age of six. Lecomte was born in Paris on April 26, 1991 and in 1997 he joined Arcueil Municipal football academy. After spending eight years at the club he joined Antony Sports in 2006 and four years later he moved to Niort. Finally, he continued his footballing development at Lorient.
The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper played 22 games Lorient B before making his first-team debut in October 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue match against AS Monaco. In January 2011 Benjamin Lecomte signed a professional contract with les Merlus and it has to be noted that he made 119 appearance in the league for the club from 2010 to 2017.
In 2017 he moved to Montpellier, signing a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit. The Montpellier goalkeeper has 2 caps for France U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team.
Highlighted Team (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season.
The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs.
AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.