Our football match prediction:
Everton and Olympique Lyon face each other at Goodison Park in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Thursday’s program. The Toffees have been struggling in all competitions ever since key attacker Romelu Lukaku left the club and, no doubt, coach Ronald Koeman feels pressure ahead of the visit of Lyon. The Premier League side suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Atalanta in Bergamo in the opening match of their Europa League campaign and, to make things even worse for the fans, they dropped two points in a game against Apollon (2-2). Everton face a must-win game against les Gones and we predict that Ronald Koeman is not going to rest his first-team regulars in Thursday’s football match. The Ligue 1 side shared the spoils with the likes of Apollon and Atalanta and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Goodison Park clash. The two teams seem to be evenly matched and share of spoils appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Ramiro Funes Mori):
Argentina isn’t known to produce great talents in defence but Ramiro Jose Funes Mori is an exception. The 25-year-old started his football career in the United States with FC Dallas. He won an MLS talent competition to get into their youth team but it was less than a year before he moved back to Argentina. Mori joined River Plate as a youth player in 2008 and progressed to their senior team within three years. The young defender is nothing short of a club legend at River Plate having won six titles with the team. More than the titles and his performances, it was his performances in important games that is still vividly remembered. His iconic goal against Boca Juniors is still part of the folklore. Mori joined English Premier League club Everton in 2015 and soon established himself as a regular there. Mori represented Argentina seven times and yet to score in national colors.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympic Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level. It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.