Our prediction for this match:
Olympique Lyon will be looking to kick off pre-season in great manner when they host Servette at their Stade Pierre Rajon on Saturday afternoon. Les Gones have established themselves as one of the best teams in Ligue 1, but they do not seem capable of putting an end to PSG’s dominance in the French top flight. Olympique Lyon are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Servette and seeing that the Swiss outfit failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Stade Lausanne-Ouchy and Lausanne Sport, we are tempted to put our money on the French club.
Lyon coach Sylvinho is likely to mix the squad against Servette and despite the fact that several players are on international duty, we predict that the Ligue 1 outfit will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match. When the two teams met in a friendly in 2010 Lyon defeated Servette 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game.
He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the Africa under 17 championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
Highlighted Team (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.