Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Montpellier and Strasbourg face each other at Stade de la Mosson in a highly-anticipated Coupe de France game. La Paillade have been in a fine form of late, with the team eyeing their sixth consecutive win in all competitions. Even though all Maxime Esteve, Thibault Tamas, and Pedro Mendes miss out with injuries, we predict that the in-form hosts are going to find the net in Sunday’s clash.
Le Racing, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Montpellier by beating Valenciennes in the last 64. Strasbourg have big ambitions for the 2021/2022 Coupe de France campaign, and seeing that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s game, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. In their last meeting in the French top flight the two teams played out a 1-1 draw. Both Nordine Kandil and Maxime Le Marchand are injured for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Strasbourg):
Founded back in 1906, Strasbourg is a professional football team that compete in French Ligue 1. Le Racing did remarkably well to win the 1979 Ligue 1 trophy and that is considered the biggest success in the history of the club. Strasbourg won Coupe de France on three occasions (1951, 1966, 2001) and they have three Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well (1964, 1997, 2005). Strasbourg’s main rivals are Metz and the two teams face each other in the Derby de l’Est (The Eastern derby).
Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg’s home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320.