Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
A spot in the Coupe de France last 16 will be at stake when Montpellier and Caen face each other at Stade de la Mosson on Sunday afternoon. La Paillade recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Reims Sainte-Anne in their opener, but their performance in the clash against the lower-league side was anything but brilliant. Les Vikings, on the other hand, have been struggling to live up to their expectations in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season, with the team sitting in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 21.
Caen set up a meeting with Montpellier in the French Cup last 32 by beating the likes of Murs-Erigne (6-0), C’ Chartres (1-0), and Guichen (2-1), but they face an uphill task in Sunday’s football match. La Paillade are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they are going to advance to the last 16 of the Coupe de France without any difficulties.
Highlighted Player (Keagan Dolly):
Keagan Dolly is a South Africa international who was born in Johannesburg on January 22, 1993. Dolly played for the likes of Westbury Arsenal, School of Excellence, Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town during his youth career and he made his senior debut for the Urban Warriors on August 22, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Moroka Swallows.
In 2014 he joined fellow PSL club Mamelodi Sundowns and he made 34 appearances for the Kabo Yellow in the league from 2014 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 the 170-cm-tall midfielder moved to France, signing a four-year deal with Montpellier. The South African footballer made his debut for La Paillade February 11, 2017 in a 3-0 victory over Nancy. It has to be noted that he made 12 appearances for Montpellier in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
Keagan Dolly represented South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He made his debut for Bafana Bafana on September 6, 2016 in a friendly against Egypt.
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.