Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Reims at the weekend, Lyon will look to return to winning ways in Ligue 1 when they welcome Auxerre to their Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Matchday 3. Les Gones aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the newcomers. All Houssem Aouar, Julian Pollersbeck, and Jerome Boateng are sidelined with injuries, while there are no suspended players in the home team.
Auxerre, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Montpellier and Strasbourg. Jean-Marc Furlan’s troops have been in a fine form of late, but seeing that Lyon are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Burgundy empty-handed. In their last encounter at the venue Lyon defeated Auxerre 2-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Mbaye Niang is banned for the match, while all Julian Jeanvier, Gaetan Charbonnier, and Theo Pellenard are out of contention with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Jerome Boateng):
After spending the 2010/2011 season at Manchester City, Jerome Boateng moved to Bayern Munich on 14 July, 2011. The 192-cm-tall defender joined the Bundesliga giants for a fee of €13.5 million and he has been playing for the Bavarians ever since. Despite the fact that his father is Ghanaian, Boateng decided to represent Germany on the international stage.
He has 15 caps for Germany U21 and represented Germany national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Bayern Munich defender produced a thrilling performance in the title game, preventing Argentine star Leo Messi from scoring. Boateng won the World Cup trophy with German and it has to be noted that he clinched his fourth Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich in the 2015/2016 season.
In 2013 he helped the mighty Bavarians win the Champions League trophy. Unlike Jerome, his older brother Kevin-Prince Boateng plays for the Ghanaian national team. The Bayern Munich defender has a contract with the Allianz Arena outfit which expires on 30 June, 2012.