Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Following four consecutive defeats in Ligue 1, Dijon did well to hold Monaco to a 2-2 draw at Stade Louis II at the weekend. Dijon are still sitting in the danger zone in the standings and, no doubt, the team’s main goal is to secure yet another top flight survival. The Mustards play host to Caen at their Stade Gaston-Gerard in their Coupe de la Ligue opener and, no doubt, they want to give fans some cheer. Dijon are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Wednesday’s football match and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Caen, on the other hand, failed to find the net in previous three league fixtures and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. Anyhow, Dijon are desperate to get back on course and home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Mehdi Abeid):
Mehdi Abeid is an Algerian professional footballer who played for France youth teams. He represented les Tricolores at the 2009 UEFA European U17 Championship, making appearance in each of the three group games. Abeid played for France U16, U18 and U23 teams as well in the past, but he then decided to represent Algeria on the international stage at senior level.
The 180-cm-tall midfielder, who was born in Montreuil, France on 6 August, 1992 made his Algeria debut in June, 2015, coming as a substitute in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles. Speaking of his club career, the Algerian international played for the likes of Newcastle United, St. Johnstone and Panathinaikos in the past before joining French team Dijon in 2016.
The Dijon midfielder scored three goals in 24 league appearances for Panathinaikos in the 2015/2016 season. Mehdi Abeid is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and a central midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Caen):
Caen are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Caen were founded in 1913 under the name of The Stade Malherbe Caennais and back then Stade de Venoix was the club’s home ground. Nowadays SMC play their home games at Stade Michel d’Ornano and the capacity of the venue is 20.453.
Caen finished the 1991/1992 Ligue 1 campaign in fifth position in the standings, 14 points behind champions Marseille and that is considered the club’s best result in the French top flight. In 2005 Caen made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Strasbourg proved to be a big catch for Patrick Remy’s troops.
The Stade Michel d’Ornano outfit play their home games in red shirts with blue stripes (vertical), while gray and black are their away colours. Nicolas Seube is the club’s most capped player and it has to be noted that he made no less than 477 appearances for SMC during his spell with the club.