Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Tuesday’s football match at Stade du Roudourou pits together Guingamp and Montpellier. Guingamp have been having their ups and downs in the Ligue 1 this season, but it has to be noted that they have been impressive in front of home fans of late. Antoine Kombouare’s men recorded three wins in previous four home games in the national championship and they are definitely capable of beating Montpellier in their Coupe de la Ligue opener. Montpellier proved their worth in back-to-back draws against PSG and Monaco last month and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s clash against Guingamp. A low scoring affair appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams will play out a draw (90 mins) at Stade du Roudourou. It has to be noted that two teams shared the spoils in each of their previous three meetings in the French top flight.
Highlighted Player (Sloan Privat):
Born in Cayenne on July 24, 1989, Sloane Privat decided to play for the French Guiana national football team. Speaking of his club career, Privat joined Sochaux in 2017 and it hast to be noted that he made 96 appearances in the league for the French club, scoring 20 goals. The 185-cm-tall attacker then signed a deal with Belgian outfit Gent and he played for the club from 2013 to 2016. In 2016 Sloan Privat moved to Guingamp, but he scored only three goals for the Ligue 1 side in 20 league games. The French Guiana forward made two appearances for Guingamp II as well and he scored a brace in a 4-0 crushing of Change on March 3, 2017. He found his goal-scoring touch during the 2016 Caribbean Cup qualifiers as he netted three goals for French Guayana in the process. Sloan Privat’s main position is centre-forward and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Montpellier):
Over the years Montpellier have established themselves as a mid-table side in French Ligue 1. Montpellier are considered one of the youngest clubs in France as they were founded in 1974, but it has to be noted that a number of high-profile footballers played for the club in the past. French football legend Laurent Blanc played for Montpellier from 1981-1993 and he scored 76 goals in 24 appearances in the league for the club. Eric Cantona, Roger Milla, Carlos Valderama and Olivier Giroud played in Montpellier’s colours as well, but Pascal Baills is the player with most appearances for the club (429). La Paillade did remarkably well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Montpellier won Coupe de France on two occasions (1929, 1990), with the team beating FC Sete and FC Paris respectively in the title games. The team welcome their rivals at Stade de la Mosson and the capacity of the stadium is 32.900. In 1999 Montpellier won the UEFA Intertoto Cup.