FC Nantes hosts Lens in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France, this Wednesday (6:15 p.m.). Here are the probable compositions of the two teams.
It is a poster between two Ligue 1 clubs that will smell good of the 1990s: FC Nantes welcomes RC Lens, this Wednesday evening, in a Beaujoire stadium behind closed doors, in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. An important match for these two teams, which are clearly aiming for a title in the oldest competition.
For the title holder, the mission promises to be delicate. Antoine Kombouaré will indeed have to deal with the absences of several notable elements of his group, including Merlin, Pallois and Traoré. The Canaries coach should bet on a 4-2-3-1 system with Delort at the forefront, supported by Blas, Mollet and Simon. Sissoko and Chirivella are called to chain in midfield.
The probable composition of Nantes : Descamps – Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam – Sissoko, Chirivella – Blas (c), Mollet, Simon – Delort.
Opposite, Racing Club de Lens should not change its articulated animation to 3-4-3. At the forefront, Sotoca, Openda and Pereira da Costa should be established. The duo Abdul Samed – Fofana holds the road in midfield, while Le Cardinal and Haïdara are expected to start on the sides in piston roles. Gradit, Danso and Medina should form the three-man defense ahead of Leca, who replace Samba in this competition.
The probable composition of Lens : Leca – Gradit, Danso, Medina – Le Cardinal, Abdul Samed, Fofana (c), Haïdara – Sotoca, Openda, Pereira da Costa.