Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Olympique Lyon will be looking to build on a routine 3-0 win over Monaco when they face Amiens at Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne in the Coupe de la Ligue last 16. Les Gones quickly bounced back from a shocking 2-0 loss to Rennes and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration. Coach Bruno Genesio may use Wednesday’s football match to rest some of his first-team regulars, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Olympique Lyon, who are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Amiens set up a meeting with les Gones by beating Metz on the road, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Wednesday’s clash against the star-studded visitors.
Highlighted Player (Regis Gurtner):
Born in Saverne, France on Devember 8, 1986, Regis Gurtner began his career at the youth team of FR Haguenau. In 2004 he moved to Strasbourg football academy and four years later he made his first-team debut with La Racing.
The 183-cm-tall goalkeeper played 43 games for Strasbourg and in 2011 he signed a deal with fellow Ligue 2 side Boulogne. After making 93 appearances for the club from 2011 to 2014, Regis Gurtner joined Le Havre at the end of the 2013/2014 season, but he played no more than four games for les Ciel et Marine.
Gurtner signed for Amiens in 2015 and he established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper for the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 season, keeping 12 clean sheets in 38 appearances in the league for les Licornes. At the end of the season Amiens secured promotion to the French elite division, with the team finishing the campaign in second place in the standings, only one point behind Strasbourg.
Highlighted Team (Olympique 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.