Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Olympique Lyon will look to cement top position in Group A when they host Brondby at their Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday evening. Les Gones dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Lorient at the weekend, and, no doubt, they are desperate to return to winning ways. Even though all Dembele, Gusto, and Kadewere, Pintor, and Reine-Adelaide have been struggling with injuries of late, home win should be considered as Lyon have turned their stadium into a real fortress.
Brondby, on the other hand, have slim chances of defending the Danish Superliga trophy as they sit in the bottom half of the table. The Danish champions played out a goalless draw with Sparta Prague in their Europa League opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Ligue 1 outfit. Both Riveros and Wikstrom miss out with injuries for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Karl Toko-Ekambi):
Karl Toko Ekambi is a professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Angers as a striker. Ekambi was born in Paris on September 14 1992, but he does not represent les Tricolores on the international stage. The 183-cm-tall attacker plays for Cameroon and it has to be noted that he made his senior debut for les Lions Indomptables in a 3-2 win over Burkina Faso back in June, 2015.
Ekambi came as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match, replacing fellow attacker Mengolo. The Cameroonian footballer played for Paris FC during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the capital club on April 26, 2011 in a 2-2 draw with Beauvais. Karl Toko Ekambi scored 21 goals in 66 appearances for Paris from 2010 to 2014 and at the end of the 2013/2014 season he joined Sochaux.
After netting 25 goals in 72 appearances for the club, in the summer of 2016 Ekambi signed a contract with Angers which expires on June 30, 2020.