Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Toulouse play host to Rodez at their Stadium Municipal in the Coupe de France quarter-finals. Toulouse suffered yet another dip in form, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back losses to Marseille (2-3) and Reims (0-3), but they are still seen as favourites to beat the Ligue 2 side in front of home fans. Rafael Ratao limped off with injury at the weekend, with Fares Chaibi likely to drop to the bench.
Rodez, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Bastia, and given their difficulties in front of goal, home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Haute-Garonne. In their last meeting in a competitive match Rodez defeated Toulouse thanks to Bradlay Danger’s goal, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Team (Toulouse):
Toulouse are a professional football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Pitchouns are well known for their purple jerseys with white stripes and it has to be noted that they used to wear red and yellow jerseys in the past. Toulouse welcome their opponents at Stadium Municipal and the capacity of the team’s home ground is 33.150. Stadium Municipal was used as a venue for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
In 1982 the club secured promotion to the Ligue 1 for the first time ever and you should bear in mind that the likes of Jacques Santini and Daniel Jeandupeux were part of the team. A win over Napoli in the round 1 of the 1986/1987 UEFA Cup is considered one of the club’s biggest success as football legend Diego Maradona played for the Italian team back then, attacker Daniel Jeandupeux scored the winner for Toulouse in the penalty shoot-out. Bordeaux are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in Derby de la Garonne.