France: Coupe de La Ligue
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
According to the results of the matches that were held on the 12-13th of December in frames of the 1/8 Coupe de La Ligue finals the quarterfinalists of the tournament became PSG, Monaco, Nice, Rennais, Toulouse, Angers, Amiens and Montpellier. And the quarterfinal draw has divided the eight challengers into the following pairs:
Tuesday, on the 9th of January
21:00. Nice (3.10) - Monaco (2.30) (GMT+1)
Wednesday, on the 10th of January
18:45. Rennais (2.10) - Toulouse (3.65) (GMT+1)
21:05. Amiens (14.50) - PSG (1.20) (GMT+1)
21:05. Angers (2.60) - Montpellier (2.85) (GMT+1)
The favorites of the previous calendar season
We present to your attention another meeting of the teams of Lucien Favre and Leonardo Jardim and this time in the quarterfinal of the Coupe de La Ligue. According to the results of last season of Monaco became the champion of France and Nice took the third position.
Now a bright favorite of the current national championship is PSG while Monaco is fighting against Olympique Lyonnais and Marseille for the bonus Champions League’s positions.
Sky-blue derby in the Coupe de La Ligue quarterfinal
And what about Nice? The terrible start has very quickly turned Lucien Favre’s team into one of the underdogs of the tournament bracket. However at the end of the first circle Nice has considerably added in strength, has scored 16 points in six last matches and has already now returned into a zone of Euro cups (the 6th place).
Thus, during the forthcoming derby that will be held in France now it is impossible to name Monegasque as bright favorites. And according to Lucian Favre’s statement, his team is dreaming of winning Coupe de La Ligue.
For this reason Nice has finished the fight ahead of schedule, having lost to Toulouse away match (1:0) that was held last Saturday in frames of the 1/32 Coupe de France. As we see, the Lucian Favre's team has preferred to the Coupe de France the Coupe de La Ligue, and now is getting prepared for the most difficult match against the defending champion. What team should we choose?
Nice – 3.10, draw – 3.25, Monaco – 2.30;
Nice to win or draw (Asian Handicap) +0.5 - odds 1.72 5Dimes