Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Toulouse will be looking to book their place in the Coupe de France last 16 when they host Reims at their Stadium de Toulouse on Tuesday evening. Les Pitchouns booked their place in the last 32 by beating Nice 4-1 at home ground, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Reims. Toulouse are brimming with confidence following a 1-0 win at Nimes and we believe that they are going to prove their worth on the field in the clash against the fellow Ligue 1 side. Reims have been having their ups and downs in the 2018/2019 Ligue 1 season and, as a result, they sit in the tenth position in the standings. The Stade Auguste-Delaune II outfit recorded a routine 2-0 win over Lens in the last round, but les Pitchouns are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals.
Highlighted Player (Firmin Mubele):
Firmin Ndombe Mubele is a DR Congo international, who plays for Toulouse in Ligue 1. The 178-cm tall winger was born in Kinshasa (Zaire) on April 17, 1994, starting his senior career at his hometown club Vita Club. Mubele scored 17 goals for Vita Club in the league before joining Al Ahli in 2015 and in 2017 he moved to France, signing a contract with Rennes.
After spending only one season at Roazhon Park, the Congolese footballer joined Toulouse on loan. Mubele eventually signed a permanent deal with les Pitchouns, who secured the Ligue 1 survival thanks to a win over Ajaccio in the play-off. Firmin Mubele scored his first goal for Toulouse on March 11, 2018 in a 2-1 loss to Olympique Marseille. Speaking of his international career, the Toulouse attacker has established himself as one of best DR Congo footballers.
Mubele scored four goals in eight appearances for DR Congo in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but that did not help his national team book their place at the showpiece tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Reims):
Reims are a French football club founded in 1931. Reims welcome their rivals at Stade Auguste Delaune, which can hold up to 21,684 people. Believe it or not, Reims won six Ligue 1 titles (1948/1949, 1952/1953, 1954/1955, 1957/1958, 1959/1960, 1961/1962). To make things even better for the fans, Reims participated in the European Cup final on two occasions.
In 1956 they faced Real Madrid in the title game and despite taking the lead after six minutes, the French side eventually suffered a 4-3 loss to los Blancos at Parc des Princes. Three years later Reims had a chance to get their revenge on Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants once again won the European Cup, with Mateos and Di Stefano finding the net in the 2-0 victory over Albert Batteux.
The club’s most notable footballer is Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals for France at the 1958 FIFA World Cup finals. Reims’ home colours are red and white, with the team wearing white when playing on the road.