Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
David faces Goliath at Parc des Princes in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals. Les Parisiens are eager to win each and every trophy in the 2018/2019 season and we are positive that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play in Wednesday’s football game. Coach Thomas Tuchel is likely to mix the squad against Guingamp, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up, we believe that the hosts are going to extend their winning run. The underdogs sit in the last position in the Ligue 1 standings, meaning that they are unlikely to claim a major scalp in the quarter-finals of the French League Cup. In their last meeting in Paris the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, but seeing that Guingamp are having a season to forget, anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise.
Highlighted Player (Dani Alves):
After spending six seasons at Sevilla, Dani Alves joined Barcelona on 2 July, 2008. The pacey footballer is capable of playing as both full back and a right winger and he won a number of trophies with Barca from 2008 to 2016. After winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2016. He signed a two-year deal with the Bianconeri and he was given shirt number 23. The Brazilian player was born in Juazeiro on 6 May, 1983 and he played seven games for the Brazilian U20 team in the past. Dani Alves made his debut for the senior team on 7 October, 2006, coming as a substitute in a friendly against Kuwait. In 2007 he won the Copa America trophy with the Selecao and that is considered his biggest success, speaking of his international career. Alves has a contract with Juventus which expires on 30 June, 2018. He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer.
Highlighted Team (Guingamp):
En Avant de Guingamp Cotes-d’Armor are a French football club based in the commune of Guingamp. Guingamp was founded back in 1912 and it has to be noted that a number of top-class footballers played for the club in the past. The likes of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel and Vincent Candela all wore Guingamp’s shirt and, no doubt, the club served them as a springboard.
Guingamp returned to the Ligue 1 in 2013 and they have been competing in the French elite division ever since. In 1996 the French team did well to win the Intertoto Cup and book their place in European competitions for the first time ever. However, Italian giants proved to be a big catch for the Ligue 1 club in the first round of the UEFA Cup.
One year later Guingamp made it to the French Cup final, but they were more than unfortunate not to lift the trophy. After playing out a draw with Nice in the regular time, the Stade de Roudourou outfit were eventually beaten by les Aiglones on penalties.