Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Groupama OL Academy will host the Coupe de France game between Limonest and Dijon. Limonest booked their place in the last 16 by beating Annecy-le-Vieux, Villefranche, Le Puy Foot, and Prix-les-Mezieres, but they face an uphill task in Tuesday’s football game against Dijon. The Mustards rolled over Nimes 5-0 in the previous round, but they head into the match following a 2-1 loss to Montpellier in the Ligue 1.
Dijon’s main goal is to secure yet another Ligue 1 survival, but they have big ambitions for the Coupe de France campaign as well. David faces Goliath at Groupama OL Academy, and we do not believe that the National 3 side are capable of claiming a major scalp in the last 16 of the French Cup. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the French Cup.
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 (Dijon):
Founded in 1998, Dijon is a result of a merger between two local clubs. The Mustards played their first ever match in the Ligue 1 on August 7, 2011, with the team suffering a heavy 5-1 loss on their debut in the French top flight. After suffering relegation to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2011/2012 season, the club returned to the French elite division in 2016.
The Mustards finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign in 16th place in the standings, only one point clear of the relegation zone. Dijon are well known for their red jerseys, while they wear white when playing on the road. The Mustards welcome their rivals at Stade Gaston Gerard, the venue which was both built and opened in 1934. In the 1998/1999 season the club recorded a historical 12-1 Coupe de France win over Mahault Baie and that is considered the club’s biggest ever win in a competitive match.
Stephane Mangione, who made 181 appearances for the club, is regarded as one of the team’s famous players.