Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
After rolling over Bourg-en-Bresse 7-0 in the Coupe de France, Olympique Lyon will be aiming to book their place in the Coupe de la Ligue semis with a victory over Brest at their Groupama Stadium. Les Gones have slim chances of winning the Ligue 1 trophy, meaning that they are eager to go all the way in both cup competitions. Memphis Depay remains in the recovery room, but Moussa Dembele, who scored a brace against Bourg-en-Bresse, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Brest, on the other hand, suffered an extra-time loss to Lorient in the French Cup at the weekend. Considering that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their last away game in the Ligue 1, losing 4-0 at Montpellier, we believe that punters can find value in betting on les Gones.
Highlighted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game.
He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the Africa under 17 championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
Highlighted Team (Brest):
Founded in 1950, Brest (Stade Brestois) are a French football club that compete in the Ligue 1. La Team Pirate welcome their opponents at Stade Francis-Le Ble, the venue which was opened back in 1922. The capacity of the stadium is 15,931, but on August 8, 1986 21,619 watched the game between Brest and Olympique Marseille.
The club’s home colours are red and white, with the team wearing black kit when playing on the travels. Brest’s third kit is white. La Team Pirate, who made it to the French Cup on two occasions (1982/83 and 2014/15), have rivalries with fellow clubs from Bretagne: Rennes, Lorient, Nantes, Guingamp and Vannes.
The likes of Bernard Lama Stephane Guivarch, Paul le Guen, David Ginola and Frank Ribbery are the most notable footballers who played for the club. Bayern Munchen legend Frank Ribery scored 3 goals in 35 appearances for Brest in the national championship.