Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
All eyes will be on Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau when Nantes and Olympique Lyon face each other in the Coupe de France last 32. Nantes kicked off their French Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Aviron Bayonnais, while les Gones booked their place in the last 32 by crushing Bourg-en-Bresse 7-0.
Les Canaris have been producing excellent displays in the Ligue 1 this season, and, as a result, they occupy fourth position in the standings ahead of the visit of Olympique Lyon, with les Gones performing below expectations. Both teams have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Coupe de France campaign; therefore, a lively contest is on the cards at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau. Nantes are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and given Lyon’s attacking potential, both teams to score bet should be considered.
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.
Highlighted Team (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.