Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Dijon and Lorient take on each other at Stade Gaston Gerard on Matchday 9. Dijon failed to spoil PSG’s party at Parc des Princes at the weekend, with the team remaining in the ultimate position in the standings. The rock-bottom side are eyeing their first win of the season, and, one thing is for sure, the Owls are likely to leave their hearts on the field. The likes of Amalfitano, Assale, and Benzia have all been struggling with injuries of late.
Les Merlus, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Olympique Marseille. Lorient did suffered the defeat to OM, but their display was anything but poor, and seeing that they defeated Reims 3-1 in their last away game, we are positive that Christophe Pelissier’s troops are going to grab something from Sunday’s football match at Stade Gaston Gerard.
Highlighted Player (Bersant Celina):
After starting his youth career at Stromsgodset, Bersant Celina moved to Manchester City youth academy in 2012. Two years later the midfielder, who was born in FR Yugoslavia on September 9, 1996, signed a three-year professional contract with the Citizens, but he made no more than one appearance for the big-spending club in the Premier League.
Bersant Celina came as a substitute for David Silva in a 3-1 home loss to Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016. Celina played for the likes of Twente and Ipswich Town before joining Swansea City for a fee of £3 million.
Speaking of his international career, the 181-cm tall midfielder played for Norway U15, U16, U17 and U21 teams, but he represents Kosovo senior team on the international stage. Bersant Celina made his debut for Kosovo in September 2014 against Oman. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Lorient):
Founded back in 1926, Lorient is a French football club that competes in Ligue 1. Les Merlus have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the Coupe de France in the 2001/02 season. In the title game, Lorient defeated Bastia thanks to Jean-Claude Darcheville’s goal.
The same season les Merlus made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Bordeaux proved to be a big catch (0-3) for them in the title game. Lorient welcome their rivals at Stade du Moustoir, the stadium which can hold up to 16,392 spectators. The colour of the team’s home shirt is orange with a little black on it, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2002/03 season Lorient represented France in European competitions.
Les Merlus, though, failed to impress on their debut in the UEFA Cup as they were beaten by Denizlispor in the round 1 double-header.