Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Monaco will look to book their place in the Coupe de France last 32 when they take on Rodez on Saturday evening. Les Rouges et Blancs are seen as one of the main favourites to win the French Cup trophy, and we are positive that they will take this match seriously. Even though boss Philippe Clement is likely to mix the squad, home win should be considered as the Belgian tactician has strength in depth.
All Ben Yedder, Minamino, and Sarr should be recalled to the starting XI. Rodez, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 64 thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Roche Saint-Genest. The Ligue 2 side aim to claim a major scalp in the Coupe de France, but seeing that Monaco are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match.
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.