Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient and Olympique Lyon face each other at Stade du Moustoir in what is expected to be an interesting Ligue 1 game. Les Merlus have been performing above expectations in the new Ligue 1 season, and, as a result, they occupy 6th place in the standings ahead of the postponed fixture. Both Igor Silva and Quentin Boisgard should miss out with injuries, while the opposition back-line should have Dango Ouattara at bay as the Burkina Faso forward scored the winner against Ajaccio at the weekend.
Les Gones, on the other hand, continue life without Lucas Paqueta, but the Brazil star was not sorely missed in a 5-0 crushing of Angers. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Stade du Moustoir as Lyon have been struggling on the travels this season. All Houssem Aouar, Julian Pollersbeck, Jerome Boateng, and Sinaly Diomande are injured for the away side.
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 (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.