Our football match prediction:
Having dropped two points in a 3-3 draw with Metz, Olympique Lyon will be looking to return to start a new winning run in the Ligue 1 when they face Angers at Stade Raymond Kopa on Sunday afternoon. Les Gones are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against les Scoistes and it remains to be seen if they will regain a much-needed confidence with a victory over the mid-table side. Angers produced a splendid display in a 2-2 draw with Nice and, taking everything into account, a lively contest appears on the horizon at Stade Raymond Kopa. In each of their previous three meetings in the French elite division Lyon emerged triumphant and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself. Summer signing Mariano has been scoring goals for fun for les Gones this term and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Romain Thomas):
Romain Thomas is a product of Brest football academy and he made three appearances for the first team during his spell at Stade Francis-Le Bie. Thomas spent the 2008/2009 season on loan at Pacy Vallee-d’Eure and in 2010 he moved to lower-league side USJA Carquefou. After spending three seasons at the club the 193-cm-tall defender, who is very good in the air, moved to Angers. Romain Thomas quickly established himself as a first team regular at the club and you should know that he made 36 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2016/2017 season. Despite playing as a defender, the French footballer often finds the net and he scored his first goal for Angers on September 27, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Tours. The centre-back, whose preferred foot is right, was born in Landerneau, France on June 12, 1988. Romain Thomas’ contract with les Scoistes expires on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympic 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.