Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Bollaert-Delelis will host Saturday’s football game between Lens and Lyon, the two teams who are eyeing a place in European competitions. Lens aim to build on a 2-1 win over Strasbourg, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. Facundo Medina will have to serve his ban against Lyon, while Arnaud Kalimuendo remains in the recovery room.
Les Gones, on the other hand, suffered a heart-breaking loss (2-4) to PSG before the international break, but despite the defeat they remained in the title race. Given Lyon’s attacking potential, there is every chance we will see goals galore at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Houssem Aouar is out of contention through injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. In the first half of the season Olympique Lyon recorded a 3-2 win over Lens, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Player (Seko Fofana):
Born in Paris on May 7, 1995, Seko Fofana is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side Udinese. Fofana started his career at the youth teams of Paris FC and in 2010 he moved to Lorient. After spending four years at the club, the French footballer joined Premier League side Manchester City in the 2013/2014 season.
Despite being a Man City player from 2014 to 2016, Seko Fofana did not see any game action in the English top flight with the Citizens as he was immediately sent on loan to Fulham (2014/2015). He played for Bastia on loan in the 2015/2016 season as well and in the summer of 2016 he signed a five-year deal with Italian side Udinese.
You should know that Fofana scored five goals in 22 appearances for the Zebrette in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. His contract with the Serie A team should expire on June 30, 2022. Due to his dual citizenship the Udinese footballer is eligible to play for France and Ivory Coast at senior level.
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.