Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
A spot in the French Cup semis will be at stake when Nantes and Bastia take on each other at Stade de la Beaujoire on Thursday evening. Les Canaris continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and they are seen as favourites to win the Coupe de France game. Jean-Charles Castelletto is a major doubt after representing Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Wylan Cyprien has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Bastia, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Pau FC. The Ligue 2 side, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Nantes by beating two Ligue 1 sides – Clermont and Reims. Bastia, though, often struggle on the travels, and seeing that les Canaris are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Les Bleus are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Kalifa Coulibaly):
Kalifa Coulibaly is a Malian international who began his senior career at Paris Saint-Germain B. After spending four years at Parc des Princes, he moved to Charleroi in 2014 and the Malian striker scored seven goals in 31 league appearances for the Belgian outfit.
At the end of the season he left the club, signing a contract with Gent and he has been playing for De Buffalo’s ever since. Kalifa Coulibaly made his Gent debut on 9 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht. He scored four goals in 24 league games for the club in the 2015/2016 season, picking up just one yellow card in the process.
Coulibaly made his Mali debut on 15 October, 2013 in a 3-1 win over South Korea. He started the match from the bench, substituting Ousmane Coulibaly in the second half of the game. His contract with Gent expires on 30 June, 2019. Coulibaly’s main position is centre forward.