Our prediction for this match:
Olympique Lyon and Genoa face each other at Stade Jean Laville in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. Les Gones suffered an upsetting 2-1 loss to Servette in their first pre-season friendly, but you should know that new coach Sylvinho mixed the squad against the Swiss outfit. The Ligue 1 side are eager to return to winning ways and we predict that the Brazilian tactician is going to recall several first-team regulars against Genoa.
Despite failing to win previous ten league games, the Rossoblu managed to avoid relegation to the Serie B. Genoa, who aim to secure yet another top flight survival in the forthcoming season, are seen as big underdogs in Saturday’s friendly against Lyon and considering that les Gones are determined to bounce back from the defeat to Servette, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Memphis Depay):
Memphis Depay is a Dutch winger who started his professional career at PSV Eindhoven. During the 2014/2015 Eredivisie campaign the pacey footballer was on Manchester United’s radar and on June 12, 2015 the Premier League club confirmed the signing of the Dutchman. Many people expected that he would impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League season, but the former PSV ace played below expectations for the Red Devils, scoring only two goals (one assist) during the season.
After playing only for league games for Man Utd in the 2016/2017 season, Memphis Depay was sold to Olympique Lyon on January 20, 2017. Depay signed a four-and-a-half year deal with les Gones for a fee of around £16 million. The Dutch winger was producing fine performances for Lyon in the 2016/2017 season; he scored five goals for the club, while providing eight assists for his teammates.
Memphis Depay made his senior debut for Netherlands on October 15, 2013 in a 2-0 win over Turkey. Depay did well to win the 2011 European Championship with Netherlands U17 team.
Highlighted Team (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.
Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.