Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rennes, Olympique Lyon will be aiming to book their place in the Coupe de France last 16 when they take on Sochaux at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Les Gones rolled over AC Ajaccio in the previous round, and they are seen as hot favourites to beat Sochaux as well. Boss Rudi Garcia could opt to make changes to the team that defeated Rennes, with all Aouar, Cornet, and Kadewere pushing for a start.
Sochaux, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Lyon by beating St Etienne in the last 32, but it has to be noted that les Verts dominated the match. Omar Daf’s men will have a mountain to climb in Saturday’s football game, and seeing that Lyon are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the visitors are unlikely to shock the Ligue 1 side.
Highlighted Player (Karl Toko-Ekambi):
Karl Toko Ekambi is a professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Angers as a striker. Ekambi was born in Paris on September 14 1992, but he does not represent les Tricolores on the international stage. The 183-cm-tall attacker plays for Cameroon and it has to be noted that he made his senior debut for les Lions Indomptables in a 3-2 win over Burkina Faso back in June, 2015.
Ekambi came as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match, replacing fellow attacker Mengolo. The Cameroonian footballer played for Paris FC during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the capital club on April 26, 2011 in a 2-2 draw with Beauvais. Karl Toko Ekambi scored 21 goals in 66 appearances for Paris from 2010 to 2014 and at the end of the 2013/2014 season he joined Sochaux.
After netting 25 goals in 72 appearances for the club, in the summer of 2016 Ekambi signed a contract with Angers which expires on June 30, 2020.