Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Thanks to back-to-back wins over the likes of Troyes and Tours Amiens set up a meeting with PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals. Amiens, though, suffered a dip in form and they head into Wednesday’s football match against les Parisiens following a heavy 6-0 loss to Sochaux. Les Licornes failed to score in previous three games in all competitions and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the star-studded capital club. Unai Emery’s team rolled over Rennes (6-1) in their French Cup opener at the weekend and they are certainly brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Amiens. The former Sevilla coach wants to win everything with PSG this season and, taking everything into account, we predict les Parisiens will make it to the Coupe de la Ligue semis. When the two teams met at Parc des Princes earlier this term PSG recorded a 2-0 win over Amiens.
Highlighted Player (Guessouma Fofana):
Guessouma Fofana is a footballer of Malian descent who plays for Amiens in Ligue 1. Fofana started his career at Le Havre B and after making 20 appearances for the club he joined Boulogne B in 2012. Due to the lack of first-team football, he moved to Lyon-Duchere in 2013 and the midfielder played 43 games for the club before joining Amiens in 2015. The 184-cm-tall footballer has been playing for les Licornes ever since and it has to be noted that he scored three goals and provided three assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens enjoyed a very successful season and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight. Guessouma Fofana was born in Le Havre on December 17, 1992 and his preferred foot is right. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Fofana’s contract with Amiens expires on June 30, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Paris SG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.