Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lille will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille when they face Toulouse in the Ligue 1 round 8. Les Dogues were beaten by both PSG (1-7) and Nice (1-2) in the previous two home fixtures, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Canada international David continues to lead the line for the hosts, while defender Tiago Djalo serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards. All Edon Zhegrova, Remy Cabella, and Timothy Weah should miss out with injuries.
Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, defeated Reims thanks to Zakaria Aboukhlal’s goal, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Toulouse, though, have already suffered two defeats on the road this season, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. All Thoecharis Tsingaras, Rafael Ratao, and Rhys Healey are injured for the away team.
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 (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.
In 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, 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.