Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
All eyes will be on Stade Louis II when Monaco and Olympique Marseille face each other in the Coupe de la Ligue clash on Wednesday evening. Les Rouges et Blancs aim to build on back-to-back wins over Rennes and Nantes and we are positive that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play. Monaco have been impressive on home soil in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season and we predict that they are going to find the net in the League Cup clash.
OM, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to PSG at Parc des Princes at the weekend, but they are definitely capable of matching Leonardo Jardim’s troops at Stade Louis II. A lively contest is on the cards and given Olympique Marseille’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Adrien Silva):
Adrien Silva is a Portuguese midfielder who began his career with French club Bordeaux, before moving to ARC Paco and ultimately Sporting still as a youth player. The 27-year-old French-born midfielder was given his Sporting debut in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2012 when he was given more room to show his qualities.
Having spent 15 years of loyal service at the club and having gone through all the youth ranks with the Portugal national team, Adrien Silva made a man for himself during the Euro 2016 when he played every single one of Portugal’s matches from the round of 16 onwards. His imposing performances allowed him to attract plenty of interest from Europe’s top clubs during the summer transfer window.
Premier League champions Leicester City were at the forefront for the player who played 29 games for Sporting last season, adding 8 goals in the process.
Highlighted Team (Marseille):
Olympique de Marseille are considered one of the best French football clubs. Les Olympiens won their ninth Ligue 1 title in 2010, but winning of the 1992/1993 Champions League trophy is seen as the club’s biggest success. Marseille defeated Italian giants Milan in the title game, with Basile Boli scoring the winner (1-0) in the Olympiastadion showdown.
It has to be noted, though, that the Stade Velodrome outfit were banned from defending the title in the 1993/1994 season after being involved in a match-fixing scandal. To make things even worse for the fans, the club suffered enforced relegation to the Ligue 2. Olympique de Marseille participated in the Europa League final on two occasions (1998/1999, 2003/2004), but they were beaten by Parma and Valencia respectively in the title games. OM’s home ground Stade Velodrome was opened on June 13, 1997 and the capacity of the stadium is 67.394.
The likes of Franck Ribery, Didier Deschamps, Didier Drogba, Laurent Blanc, Fabien Barthez, Samir Nasri, Fabrizio Ravanelli and Djibril Cisse all played for Marseille in the past.