Our football match prediction:
Wednesday's football match at Stade Saint-Symphorien pits together Metz and Caen, the two Ligue 1 sides. Metz were struggling in the first half of the season, but they managed to get back on course and they seem to be on top of their game at the moment. The team's main goal, though, is to secure yet another Ligue 1 survival and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on les Grenats. Anyhow, you should know that Metz have defeated the likes of Dunkerque and Tours on their way to the Coupe de France last 16. Caen, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs this season and they are one of those unpredictable teams. Patrice Garande's men booked their place in last 8 by beating the likes of Hazebrouck and Canet Roussillon, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Metz. A close encounter is on the cards and we predict that winner will be decided in the extra time.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Didillon):
Thomas Didillon joined Metz football academy at the age of 11 and he spent no less than six years at the club. The 193-cm-tall goalkeeper made his debut for the Metz first team on May 16, 2014 in a goalless draw with Stade Lavallois and he made 27 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign. Didillon managed to keep 13 clean sheets for the club during the season and, no doubt, he helped Metz secure promotion to the French top flight. The French shoot-stopper played 32 games for les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and he kept nine clean sheets, while conceding 64 goals in the process. During the 2014/2015 season Thomas Didillon played for Belgium side RFC Seraing on loan and, speaking of his international career, the goalkeeper represented France U16, U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past. Didillon was born in Seclin (France) on November 28, 1995 and his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Caen):
Caen are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Caen were founded in 1913 under the name of The Stade Malherbe Caennais and back then Stade de Venoix was the club’s home ground. Nowadays SMC play their home games at Stade Michel d’Ornano and the capacity of the venue is 20.453. Caen finished the 1991/1992 Ligue 1 campaign in fifth position in the standings, 14 points behind champions Marseille and that is considered the club’s best result in the French top flight. In 2005 Caen made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Strasbourg proved to be a big catch for Patrick Remy’s troops. The Stade Michel d’Ornano outfit play their home games in red shirts with blue stripes (vertical), while gray and black are their away colours. Nicolas Seube is the club’s most capped player and it has to be noted that he made no less than 477 appearances for SMC during his spell with the club.