Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Olympique Lyon will look to record their first win of the season when they take on Clermont at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Matchday 3. Les Gones do not seem to be at their sharpest at the start of the season, and, no doubt, Memphis Depay is going to be sorely missed in the remainder of the process. Anyhow, Lyon will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways as they play host to the newcomers on Sunday afternoon.
Even though Maxwel Cornet is banned for the match, home win should be considered. Clermont, on the other hand, kicked off the 2021/22 Ligue 1 campaign in great manner, with the team beating both Troyes and Bordeaux without conceding. The newcomers aim to claim a major scalp at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, but seeing that les Gones want this win more than the visitors, we predict that Pascal Gastien’s troops are going to return home empty-handed. Driss Trichard should be the only absentee in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Karl Toko-Ekambi):
Karl Toko Ekambi is a professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Angers as a striker. Ekambi was born in Paris on September 14 1992, but he does not represent les Tricolores on the international stage. The 183-cm-tall attacker plays for Cameroon and it has to be noted that he made his senior debut for les Lions Indomptables in a 3-2 win over Burkina Faso back in June, 2015.
Ekambi came as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match, replacing fellow attacker Mengolo. The Cameroonian footballer played for Paris FC during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the capital club on April 26, 2011 in a 2-2 draw with Beauvais. Karl Toko Ekambi scored 21 goals in 66 appearances for Paris from 2010 to 2014 and at the end of the 2013/2014 season he joined Sochaux.
After netting 25 goals in 72 appearances for the club, in the summer of 2016 Ekambi signed a contract with Angers which expires on June 30, 2020.
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.