Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient will be aiming to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Bordeaux when they host Angers at their Stad du Moustoir on Matchday 35. Les Merlus have been impressive at home ground of late, and it is more than obvious that they are determined to secure the Ligue 1 survival. Even though Jonathan Delaplace, Tiago Ilori, Thomas Fontaine, and Matthieu Saunier are sidelined with injuries, we are tempted to put our money on the relegation-threatened hosts.
Les Scoistes head into the season finale with the lack of motivation as they are ten points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Sunday’s clash. The hosts want this win more than the visitors, and we predict that they will pick up all three points from the game. All Souleyman Doumbia, Abdoulaye Bamba, Angelo Fulgini, Sofiane Boufal, Rachid Alioui, and Enzo Ebosse are out of contention for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Monconduit):
Thomas Monconduit is a product of Auxerre football academy. The midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps outfit and continued playing for the club at senior level. Monconduit scored three goals in 63 appearances for Auxerre II and he played 42 games for the first team from 2012 to 2014.
In 2015 he joined Amiens and you should bear in mind that the 178-cm-tall midfielder made 36 appearances for les Licornes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens finished the season in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight. Thomas Monconduit scored three goals during the season and, no doubt, he played a very important role in Christophe Pelissier’s team in the 2016/2017 season.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Thomas Monconduit has a contract with Amiens which expires on June 30, 2018 and his preferred foot is right. Louis DENOLLE is the player’s agent.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.