Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Following a goalless draw with Olympique Marseille, Lille will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Ligue 1 when they take on Toulouse at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Les Dogues want to move closer to the Champions League berth and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Les Pitchouns. Jonathan David is pushing for a recall to the starting XI, while both Bafode Diakite and Tiago Djalo are sidelined with injuries. Midfielder Yusuf Yazici misses out through suspension.
Toulouse, on the other hand, aim to recover from back-to-back defeats to Montpellier and Le Havre, but seeing that Lille have turned their Stade Pierre-Mauroy into a real fortress, home win should be considered. Both Frank Magri and Gabriel Suazo are banned for the match, while all Denis Genreau, Zakaria Aboukhlal, and Oliver Zanden remain on the sidelines with injuries.
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 (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.