Our prediction for this match:
Huddersfield Town will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Werder Bremen and Real Betis when they take on Olympique Lyon at The John Smith’s Stadium in yet another friendly match. The Terriers are eager to give fans some cheer and we predict that they are going to fight tooth and nail against les Gones. Huddersfield Town did well to secure the Premier League survival last term, but given their current form, repeating the success could prove to be a difficult task for David Wagner’s troops. Olympique Lyon, on the other hand, rolled over Fulham 4-0 at the weekend and they will be looking to build on the triumph when they face the Premier League side in West Yorkshire. Martin Terrier scored a brace against the Cottagers and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the out-of-sorts Terriers.
Highlighted Player (Terence Kongolo):
Despite being born in Fribourg, Switzerland Terence Kongolo plays for the Dutch national team. The 188-cm-tall centre back, who plays as a left back as well, began his club career at Feyenoord and he has been playing for de Trots van Zuid ever since.
Kongolo has established himself as one of the team’s key players and it is no surprise Louis Van Gaal included him in the Netherlands 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. The defender came as a substitute in the final group game against Chile. The Oranje won the bronze medal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating hosts Brazil in the third-place play offs.
It has to be noted that he was part of the Netherlands U17 Team that clinched the trophy at the 2011 European Championship finals. Kongolo made 29 appearances for Feyenoord in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign, while playing six games in the Dutch Cup. His contract with Feyenoord expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique 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.