Our football match prediction:
Struggling Lille desperately needed a win against Olympique Lyon on Wednesday evening and they managed to claim a major scalp on Matchday 15. Les Dogues made amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Amiens and Montpellier, but they are sitting in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Toulouse. Thanks to the 2-1 win at Lyon Lille regained a much-needed confidence and we predict they are going to keep on raising their form. Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, are on a five-game winless run in the national championship and they head into Saturday’s football match following a 2-1 home loss to Nice. Toulouse do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment and they are likely to return home empty-handed. Ezequiel Ponce scored his second goal of the season against les Gones and, no doubt, he is eager to add more goals to his account.
Highlighted Player (Anwar el Ghazi):
Anwar El Ghazi is a product of famous Ajax football academy and it has to be noted that he scored 20 goals in 70 matches for the first team from 2014 to 2017. El Ghazi played for the likes of BVV Barendrecht, Feyenoord, Spartaan ’20 and Sparta Rotterdam during his youth career as well and, speaking of the first-team football, he moved to Ligue 1 side Lille in January 2017 for a fee of €8 million. The pacey winger scored one goal in 12 appearances for les Dogues in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign, but, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the former Ajax starlet. Seeing that he has a dual citizenship, Anwar El Ghazi is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Morocco at senior level, but he made his debut for the Orange in a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan, with the Lille winger starting the match in a 4-3-3 formation alongside Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Memphis Depay. Anwar El Ghazi is capable of playing as a centre-forward as well and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Toulouse):
Toulouse are a professional football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Pitchouns are well known for their purple jerseys with white stripes and it has to be noted that they used to wear red and yellow jerseys in the past. Toulouse welcome their opponents at Stadium Municipal and the capacity of the team’s home ground is 33.150. Stadium Municipal was used as a venue for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Om 1982 the club secured promotion to the Ligue 1 for the first time ever and you should bear in mind that the likes of Jacques Santini and Daniel Jeandupeux were part of the team. A win over Napoli in the round 1 of the 1986/1987 UEFA Cup is considered one of the club’s biggest success as football legend Diego Maradona played for the Italian team back then. Aforementioned attacker Daniel Jeandupeux scored the winner for Toulouse in the penalty shoot-out. Bordeaux are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in Derby de la Garonne.