Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Lille will be aiming to book their place in the Coupe de France last 16 when they welcome Pau FC to their Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday. Les Dogues are brimming with confidence following a splendid 5-1 win over Troyes, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Adam Ounas has joined the likes of Andre Gomes, Ismaily, Jonas Martin, Jonathan Bamba, and Gabriel Gudmundsson in the recovery room.
The Ligue 2 side, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, and seeing that Lille have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Costa Rica international Mayron George Clayton could sneak into the starting XI after finding the net in a 2-1 win over Montpellier in the previous round.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Martin):
Born in Besancon on April 9, 1990, Jonas Martin is a French footballer who plays for Strasbourg as a midfielder. Jonas Martin started his youth career at Rigny and after spending four years at the club (1997-2000) he moved to Nimes Olympique in 2000.
Four years later the playmaker joined Montpellier and he made 92 appearances for La Paillade. Martin played 64 games for Montpellier II as well and he spent the 2011/2012 season on loan at Amiens. In the summer of 2016 the French player signed a three-year contract with La Liga team Real Betis and at the end of the season he returned to France, joining Ligue 1 outfit Strasbourg.
His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well. Jonas Martin has one cap for France U19 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. His contract with Strasbourg expires on June 30, 2020.