Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Montpellier and Olympique Lyon, the two Ligue 1 sides, face each other at Stade de la Mosson in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Wednesday's program in the Coupe de France. Montpellier did well to crush Lyon 4-1 in the Coupe de la Ligue in December and, no doubt, les Gones are hungry for revenge. La Paillade, though, are tough to beat at home and seeing that they know how to handle top-table sides, we are not tempted to put our money on the visitors. As previously mentioned, les Gones have already suffered elimination in the Coupe de la Ligue and we predict that coach Bruno Genesio is going to field the best possible side against la Paillade. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the horizon and there is every chance winner will be decided in the extra time.
Highlighted Player (Benjamin Lecomte):
Benjamin Lecomte is a French goalkeeper who started playing football at the age of six. Lecomte was born in Paris on April 26, 1991 and in 1997 he joined Arcueil Municipal football academy. After spending eight years at the club he joined Antony Sports in 2006 and four years later he moved to Niort. Finally, he continued his footballing development at Lorient. The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper played 22 games Lorient B before making his first-team debut in October 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Monaco. In January 2011 Benjamin Lecomte signed a professional contract with les Merlus and it has to be noted that he made 119 appearance in the league for the club from 2010 to 2017. In 2017 he moved to Montpellier, signing a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit. The Montpellier goalkeeper has 2 caps for France U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level.
It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.