Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
A spot in the French Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Reims and Bastia take on each other at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday evening. Reims aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Metz and PSG, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Bastia. All Toure, Doumbia, and Konan are on international duty, while the likes of Berisha, Munetsi, and Zeneli have been struggling with injuries of late.
The Ligue 2 side, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 16 by shocking Clermont (2-0). Bastia aim to claim yet another major scalp in the Coupe de France, and given the number of absentees in the home team, we are tempted to put our money on draw. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of their last five meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Moussa Doumbia):
A Malian midfielder Moussa Doumbia has been with Russian side FK Rostov since 2014. The 22-year-old powerful midfielder started his career with Real Bamako in 2012. Doumbia spent two years playing for the Scorpions in the Malien Premiere Division, the top rank in the country. Russian side recognised his talent and made a transfer in 2014 tying Moussa Doumbia on a four-year deal.
During two seasons with Russian Premier League outfit, Doumbia was involved in 31 league matches. In 2015-16 season he contributed to his club’s runners-up finish with two goals of his own. Full-time Mali international made his national team debut in 2014 in a 3-1 victory over China in Shenzen.
His most recent international appearances occurred in September during an empathic 5-2 win over Benin in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Doumbia went on to score his team’s fifth goal with eleven minutes on the clock rounding off an impressive performance.