Our forecast for this French Cup game:
Player in focus (Wissam Ben Yedder):
Wissam Ben Yedder was born on August 12, 1990 in Sarcelles, France. However, he has not yet played for the senior French national team. He has played for the France U21 team in three games and has also made two appearances for the France Futsal team.
Ben Yedder started his professional career playing for UJA Alfortville and later transferred to Toulouse in 2010. He then moved to La Liga club Sevilla on July 30, 2016, after scoring 63 goals in 156 appearances for Toulouse. In his debut for Sevilla on August 14, 2016, in the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona, the speedy forward was unable to prevent a 2-0 loss. However, he went on to score his first goal in the Spanish top division in Sevilla’s 6-4 victory over Espanyol in the opening match of the 2016/2017 season.
Ben Yedder began his early career at Garges-les-Gonesse and also played for Saint-Denis in the early stages of his football career. It is important to note that Ben Yedder holds the title of Toulouse’s top scorer in the 21st century.
Highlighted Team (Monaco):
The team known as Les Rouges et Blances is located in Monaco but competes in the French football league system. They are a part of the top tier Ligue 1 and their home games are held at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, with a capacity of 18,500 spectators. Monaco has a tumultuous past, achieving success in both domestic and international competitions, but also facing relegation to amateur leagues in their early days and to Ligue 2 in the 2010-11 season.
In 2013, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev purchased AS Monaco, leading to significant investments in the club. This transformed the team into one of Europe’s largest spending clubs and solidified its position among the top teams in Europe.
During the modern era of football, AS Monaco has achieved noteworthy success in Europe by being the runner-up in the 1992 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the 2004 UEFA Champions League. As one of the most accomplished teams in France, AS Monaco has claimed seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.