Toulouse vs Rodez Match Analysis & Prediction
01/03/2023 8:45 pm
The Coupe de France reaches the quarter-final stage in midweek as Toulouse welcome Rodez to Stadium de Toulouse on Wednesday night.
Toulouse have been in fine form in 2023, winning eight of their 12 matches across all competitions since the turn of the year, while scoring 32 goals in 2023 with Sunday’s defeat to Reims being the only game in their last 16 games in which they have failed to score at least one goal.
Despite being well clear of relegation danger in Ligue 1, back-to-back defeats to Marseille and Reims respectively have derailed their progress, and Toulouse are now five points adrift of the top half.
Philippe Montanier’s side have enjoyed themselves in the Coupe de France this season, with their run to the quarter-finals including a 7-1 victory over fifth-tier Lannion. Toulouse also inflicted Reims’ only defeat in 17 games when they won 3-1 at the Toulouse Stadium in the last round.
Meanwhile, Rodez are enduring a dreadful season as they are at the bottom of Ligue 2 and are five points adrift of safety. They are on a six-game winless run in the league with their last match being a 1-1 draw at home to Nimes on Sunday.
Didier Santini’s side have at least found some respite from their league struggles in this competition. They have eliminated three top-flight sides on their way to Wednesday’s quarter-final, with penalty-shootout victories away at Monaco and Saint-Etienne particular highlights.
The Blood and Golds claimed a 3-2 away victory at Auxerre in the last round and will be eyeing a fourth upset against Toulouse in midweek, as they are unbeaten in three matches against Wednesday’s hosts and beat them 1-0 when the sides last met in Ligue 2 last season.
Toulouse vs. Rodez Head to head
In the seven previous meetings between these two teams, Toulouse have claimed two victories while Rodez have won three and they have drawn twice.
Toulouse Team News
Toulouse striker Rhys Healy will again be sidelined on Wednesday as he is recovering from a cruciate ligament injury, while Thijs Dallinga will again lead the line in a 4-3-3 formation.
Moussa Diarra was an unused substitute against Reims after returning from injury, and he may be in line to start against Rodez.
Toulouse's Last 5 Matches
08/02/2023Toulouse3Reims1Coupe de France
Rodez Team News
Rodez will be without centre-back Loris Mouyokolo after he ruptured his Achilles tendon, while left-back Amiran Sanaia is receiving treatment for cancer so Louis Torres will play at left wing-back in his place.
Joris Chougrani, Aymen Abdennour and Eric Vandenabeele will make up Rodez’s back three in their 3-4-1-2 formation.
Rodez's Last 5 Matches
08/02/2023Auxerre2Rodez3Coupe de France
Toulouse vs. Rodez: Odds and Predictions
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