Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Amiens and Tours square off against each other at Stade de la Licorne in the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue. Amiens are a real force to be reckoned with at home and it is no surprise they are considered favourites to win Wednesday’s football match against the Ligue 2 side. Moussa Konate scored for Amiens in a 2-1 win over Troyes in their Coupe de la Ligue opener and the Senegal international will be the man to watch in the home team. Tours, on the other hand, set up a meeting with les Licornes by beating the likes of Niort, Le Havre and Nantes, but we do not believe that they are capable of claiming yet another major scalp in the competition. Tours are stuck at the bottom of the Ligue 2 standings and we predict that the Ligue 2 team will return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Monconduit):
Thomas Monconduit is a product of Auxerre football academy. The midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps outfit and continued playing for the club at senior level. Monconduit scored three goals in 63 appearances for Auxerre II and he played 42 games for the first team from 2012 to 2014. In 2015 he joined Amiens and you should bear in mind that the 178-cm-tall midfielder made 36 appearances for les Licornes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens finished the season in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight. Thomas Monconduit scored three goals during the season and, no doubt, he played a very important role in Christophe Pelissier’s team in the 2016/2017 season. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Thomas Monconduit has a contract with Amiens which expires on June 30, 2018 and his preferred foot is right. Louis DENOLLE is the player’s agent.
Highlighted Team (Amiens):
Amiens are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Licornes (The Unicorns) finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight for the first time ever. Amiens got their job done on the final day of the season, with Emmanuel Bourgaud scoring a late winner in the game against Reims. The club was founded back in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycee d’Amiens and nowadays les Licornes play their home games at Stade de La Licorne. The capacity of the venue is 12.097 and it was opened on July 24, 1999. Experienced midfielder Mathieu Bodmer joined the club in the summer of 2017 and he is considered one of the team’s best players. The experienced defender used to play for the likes of Lyon, Lille, and Paris Saint-Germain in the past. Amiens play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while they wear black when playing on the road.