Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Metz kick off their Coupe de la Ligue campaign with a match against Red Star. Les Grenats welcome the National 1 side at their Stade Saint-Symphorien and seeing that they have been struggling in the Ligue 1 at the start of the season, we predict that the hosts will go all guns blazing at Regis Brouard’s men. Metz aim to get back on course and, no doubt, a victory over Red Star in Wednesday’s football game will give them a confidence boost. The National 1 side failed to score in previous three away games in the league and we predict that they will return home empty-handed. When the two teams met in the Ligue 2 last year Metz recorded a 2-0 win over Red Star and there is every chance the history is going to repeat itself. Taking everything into account, home win appears on the horizon.
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.