Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
A place in the French Cup last 16 will be at stake when Niort and Auxerre take on each other at Stade Rene Gaillard on Sunday evening. Niort aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to St Etienne, and their display in the French Cup win (3-0) over Granville is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Auxerre. Both Sagna and Moutachy are pushing for a start as boss Rui Miguel Almeida should opt to make changes to the team that failed to impress in the defeat to les Verts.
The Ligue 1 outfit, on the other hand, are fighting hard to secure the top flight survival, and seeing that they are fully focused on the national championship, home win should be considered. Gideon Mensah is back from suspension, whilst Kays Ruiz-Atil remains on the sidelines through illness.