Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lille and Auxerre take on each other at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program. Les Dogues failed to impress in the 2021/2022 Ligue 1 season, and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. The club chiefs did well to sign permanent deals with the likes of Mohamed Bayo, Alexsandro, Remy Cabella, Akim Zedadka, and Jonas Martin in the summer transfer window.
Keep in mind, though, that both Gabriel Gudmundsson and Timothy Weah miss the season opener through suspension. The newcomers, on the other hand, are eager to impress on their return to the French elite division, but given the number of high-profile footballers in the home team, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs. There are no injury worries in the visiting side ahead of the opening match of the season.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan Bamba):
After spending his youth career at CS Paris-Charenton, UJA AlfortVille and Saint-Etienne, Jonathan Bamba started playing for Saint-Etienne II at senior level. In 2015 he was given a chance to prove his worth with the first team and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 42 appearances for les Verts in Ligue 1.
Following his loan spells with Paris, Sint-Truiden and Angers, Jonathan Bamba joined Lille in the summer of 2018. The pacey winger born in Alfortville (France) on March 26, 1996, has been playing for les Dogues ever since, but he has yet to earn a cap for the French national team. Nonetheless, Jonathan Bamba has 12 caps with France U21 in which he scored four goals for les Tricolores.
Jonathan Bamba’s main position is left winger, but he is used as a centre-forward as well. The French footballer, whose preferred foot is right, has a contract with Lille until June 30, 2023.