Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Lorient kicked off their Coupe de la Ligue campaign with a win over Laval on penalties and, to make things even better for the fans, they defeated Lens 3-2 in their second match of the process. Les Merlus are after their first ever Coupe de la Ligue trophy, but they will have a mountain to climb if they are to go all the way in the competition. Lorient have been producing splendid displays at home this season and it has to be noted that the Ligue 2 side have yet to suffer a loss at their Stade Yves Allainmat Le Moustoir and, no doubt Caen face a difficult task in Tuesday’s football match. Caen sit in the top half of the Ligue 1 table and, no doubt, they are eager to beat Lorient in their Coupe de la Ligue opener. However, seeing that les Merlus are tough to beat at home, we predict that the game will go into extra-time.
Highlighted Player (Damien Da Silva):
Damien Da Silva is a French footballer of Portuguese descent. Da Silva has a dual citizenship, but he represented France at youth level, making two appearances for the U19 team. Speaking of his club career, the 183-cm-tall defender played for Niort (2006-2009) before joining Chateauroux in 2009. After making only eight appearances for the club Damien Da Silva joined Rouen in 2011 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Stade Robert Diochon outfit. He played 85 games for Rouen and in 2013 he signed a contract with Ligue 2 side Clermont. Da Silva, though, was hungry for a top-flight football and, as a result, he left the club at the end of the 2013/2014 season, signing a contract with Caen. He has been playing for SMC ever since and it has to be noted that he made 36 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. The Caen centre-back was born in Talence on May 17, 1988 and his preferred foot is right.
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.