Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Stade Pierre-Mauroy will host Wednesday’s football game between Lille and Amiens. Lille are enjoying a very successful season, and they surely want to go all the way in the Coupe de la Ligue as well. Les Dogues are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Amiens, who do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Villeneuve d’Ascq.
The Unicorns aim to claim a major scalp in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals, but we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Lille’s party at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Over the years les Dogues have turned their stadium into a real fortress, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Victor Osimhen, who has already started paying off. The former Sporting Charleroi attacker has already netted ten goals in the French top flight this season.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan Bamba):
After spending his youth career at CS Paris-Charenton, UJA AlfortVille and Saint-Etienne, Jonathan Bamba started playing for Saint-Etienne II at senior level. In 2015 he was given a chance to prove his worth with the first team and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 42 appearances for les Verts in Ligue 1.
Following his loan spells with Paris, Sint-Truiden and Angers, Jonathan Bamba joined Lille in the summer of 2018. The pacey winger born in Alfortville (France) on March 26, 1996, has been playing for les Dogues ever since, but he has yet to earn a cap for the French national team. Nonetheless, Jonathan Bamba has 12 caps with France U21 in which he scored four goals for les Tricolores.
Jonathan Bamba’s main position is left winger, but he is used as a centre-forward as well. The French footballer, whose preferred foot is right, has a contract with Lille until June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Amiens):
Amiens is 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.