Bastia vs Caen
Coupe de France
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Armand-Cesari (Furiani).
Bastia took advantage of the easy draw to reach the last 16 round in Coupe de France. It is a major accomplishment if we know they are featuring the fifth division football this season.
However, their dream run will face a serious challenge on Tuesday evening when Stephane Rossi’s men are set to play top flight Caen for a place in the quarter-final of the competition.
The good news for the Blues is Caen’s dreadful form in recent league matches. The visitors lost three on the spin in Ligue 1 and have dropped down to 17th place as a consequence.
Caen are now level on points with 18th-placed Amiens right on the brink of the red zone. Can Fabien Mercadal’s men claim a victory against the third-division side here and boost up their confidence for the final part of the season?
Bastia vs Caen: Head-to-head
It’s been two years since these two likes last played each other.
Caen claimed four points from two H2H games with Bastia in the 2016/17 Ligue 1 campaign (2-0 and 1-1).
None of past six head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Bastia have a fine record of six wins, two draws and two defeats in ten home matches against Caen.
Bastia vs Caen: Prediction
Bastia have been almost impeccable in their respective league so far in the season, but it is really impossible to compare rivals from fifth tier with Caen who feature the elite class of French football.
Bastia made an upset eliminating the likes of Le Mans via a 2-1 victory in their maiden Coupe de France fixture this season in late-November last year. They then advanced past Saint-Omer (2-1 after extra-time), Concarneau (2-2 on penalties) and Noisy-le-Grand (2-1 in the regular time).
Caen are massive favourites duo to a huge gulf in quality. They went all the way to the semi-final in the previous term (a 1-3 loss to PSG) and we just can’t imagine them slipping up against the fifth-division outfit here.
Bastia vs Caen: Bet Tips
HT/FT Caen/Caen @ 1.95
Caen -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 odd.