Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Metz and Amiens face each other at Stade Saint-Symphorien in what is expected to be a close encounter. Metz are leading the Ligue 2 standings after 12 rounds and they are surely brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Amiens. Les Grenats rolled over Niort 3-0 in their last home game in the English second tier, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the Coupe de la Ligue clash. Amiens, on the other hand, have been struggling in the first half of the new Ligue 1 season, with the team sitting in the relegation zone in the standings. Amiens experienced all sorts of problems in two consecutive defeats to PSG and Nantes and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Metz’s party at Stade Saint-Symphorien. A man to watch in the home team will be Diallo, who has already netted 11 goals in the French second tier so far this term.
Highlighted Player (Opa Nguette):
After spending his youth career at Mantes and Valenciennes, Opa Nguette made his senior debut for Mantes in 2011. In 2012 he returned to his boyhood club Valenciennes and it has to be noted that the attacker scored 8 goals in 60 appearances for the club from 2012 to 2016.
Opa Nguette is currently playing for Metz in Ligue 1 and his contract with the club expires on June 30, 2019. The pacey footballer who is capable of playing as both left and right winger has three caps for France U20 team, but he made his senior debut with Senegal. Opa Nguette played 65 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Nigeria on his debut for the Senegal national team.
The Caen attacker, who was born in Mantes-la-Jolie on July 8, 1994, scored four goals for Metz in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. He made three assists for his teammates as well during the season and you should bear in mind that he played 33 games in the league for les Grenats.
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.