Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lens and Nice go head to head at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in the Ligue 1 round 21. Lens have been performing above expectations in the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season, with the team sitting in top half of the table ahead of the visit of Nice. The newcomers are eyeing their fifth home win of the season, but, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from Saturday’s match. Yannick Cahuzac returns from suspension, while Cheick Traore is sidelined with injury.
Les Aiglons have been struggling to find their best form in 2021, with the team losing to both Brest and Bordeaux, while sharing the spoils with Metz. The likes of Danilo, Dante, Rony Lopes, and Morgan Schneiderlin are all likely to miss the game with injuries. Since Nice have been struggling at the back of late, we are tempted to put our money on Lens, who are enjoying a very successful season.
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 (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.