Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Epinal did remarkably well to beat the odds and eliminate Ligue 1 side Lille in the Coupe de France last 16. The National 2 team are eager to make yet another miracle, but they will have to be at their sharpest against Saint-Etienne if they are to advance to the semis of the French Cup.
Les Verts, on the other hand, did well to beat Monaco on the road in the previous round, and despite their poor form in the national championship, we believe that Claude Puel’s charges are capable of beating Laurent Benier’s team at Stade Marcel-Picot. Les Verts have been struggling in the Ligue 1 this term, but they could save the season by going all the way in the Coupe de France. You should bear in mind that the two teams meet for the first time since 1997 when Epinal defeated Saint-Etienne 2-1 in the Ligue 2.