Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After suffering a shocking 1-0 loss to Le Puy in their last league match, Lorient will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Nice in the Ligue 1 round 29. Les Merlus are determined to escape the danger zone, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Nice. Monconduilt returns from suspension, while Fabien Lemoine is banned for the match.
All Diarra, Delaplace, Llori, Morel, Fontaine, and Saunier remain on the sidelines with injuries, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered. Les Aiglons, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Rennes and Nimes. Fit again attacker Kasper Dolberg should be recalled to the starting XI after coming as a substitute in the Coupe de France defeat to Monaco. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Stade du Moustoir, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
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.