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Olympique Lyonnais vs Lille betting tips: Coupe de France preview, predictions and odds

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Two of France’s biggest clubs go head-to-head in this huge Coupe de France round of 16 tie.

Olympique Lyonnais have hoisted aloft 21 major trophies in their illustrious history, although the most-recent of those came in 2012, winning this competition and then the Trophée des Champions.

Last season, les Gones finished eighth in Ligue 1, their lowest finish since 1996, but are currently on course for an even worse campaign.

Laurent Blanc’s team sit ninth, six points below the European spots, despite winning two of their last three.

So, could winning the Coupe de France be Lyon’s best route into UEFA competition next season?

Well, visitors LOSC Lille will travel down to Décines-Charpieu confident of leaving with a victory.

Les Dogues ended last season all the way down in tenth, but are currently sixth, following Saturday night’s impressive 3-1 victory over Rennes.

Late goals from Rémy Cabella and André Gomes snatching all the points at Roazhon Park.

Paulo Fonseca is aiming to lead Lille to their first Coupe de France Final since 2011, beating PSG to end their 56-year wait for silverware that season.

This clash at Parc Olympique Lyonnais is tough to call and could go either-way.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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