Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient and Nice square off against each other at Stade du Moustoir on Matchday 7 in what is expected to be an interesting Ligue 1 clash. Lorient continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win in front of home fans. All Mouyokolo, Morel, and Boisgard are sidelined with injuries, while Fabien Lemoine misses the match due to personal reasons.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, have been impressive in front of goal of late. Following three consecutive wins over Lille (4-0), Bordeaux (4-0), and Nantes (2-0), Nice played out a 2-2 draw with Monaco in their last league match. Nice are brimming with confidence ahead of the midweek game, but seeing that Lorient are tough to beat at home, the share of spoils is on the cards. Important attacker Kasper Dolberg, who suffered an injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature against Lorient.
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 (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.