Our prediction for this match:
After playing out a 2-2 draw with Sion, Olympique Lyon will be looking to record their first win of the pre-season when they take on Fulham Stade Pierre Rajon. Les Gones were scoring goals for fun in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 season and we predict that they will stick to their attacking style this term. Olympique Lyon are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football match, but Slavisa Jokanovic’s men should not be written off just yet. The Cottagers did well to secure promotion to the Premier League, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the 2018/2019 season if they are to secure the top flight survival. Fulham recorded a 4-2 win over Crawley Town in their first warm-up game, but they face an uphill task in the clash against Olympique Lyon, who will represent France in the Champions League this season.
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 (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.