Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lille will be looking to build on a 3-1 win over Ajaccio when they face Nice in the Ligue 1 round 5. Les Dogues quickly bounced back from a 7-1 loss to PSG, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the midweek clash. Despite failing to find the net in the triumph over Ajaccio, David should continue to lead the line for the hosts, while both Remy Cabella and Timothy Weah miss out with injuries.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, are stuck in the relegation zone with only two points in their pocket. Nice are not regarded as good travellers, and given their difficulties in front of goal, we believe that gamblers from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side. Mario Lemina is banned for the match, while both Kasper Dolberg and Hichem Boudaoi are sidelined with injuries.
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.
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.