Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Lille and Lyon go head to head at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on day 9 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Les Dogues aim to overtake PSG in top position in the standings, and, no doubt, they are capable of extending their unbeaten run to nine games in the national championship. Turkish attacker Burak Yilmaz, who has found his goalscoring touch of late, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Les Gones, on the other hand, aim to build on a 4-1 win over Monaco. Olympique Lyon are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against les Dogues, and given Lille’s attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Lyon boss Rudi Garcia can count on all of his key players for Sunday’s Ligue 1 derby, while talented defender Melvin Bard is banned.
Highlighted Player (Benjamin André):
Benjamin Andre is a French footballer, who began his career at Stade Raphaelois youth team. At the age of 16 Andre moved to Ajaccio and he played for the first team from 2008 to 2014. The right-footed midfielder scored 12 goals in 187 appearances in the league for the Corsican team and in the summer of 2014 he moved to fellow French club Rennes.
Andre scored his first goal for les Rouges et Noirs on January 25, 2015, in a 4-1 defeat to Caen. The French player made provided three assists for his teammates in 36 appearances for Rennes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and the club chiefs decided to extend his contract in June, 2017. His deal with the Roazhon Park outfit should expire on June 30, 2022.
Benjamin Andre, who was born in Nice on August 3, 1990, has seven caps for France U21 team. The Rennes footballer plays as a central midfielder, but he is often used as both left and right midfielder.
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.