Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Olympique Lyon will be aiming to put an end to their four-game losing run in the Ligue 1 when they take on Toulouse on Matchday 10. Les Gones have been struggling in the national championship ever since prolific midfielder Lucas Paqueta left the club, and, as a result, they sit in 7th place in the standings ahead of the visit of Toulouse. All Malo Gusto, Corentin Tolisso, Castello Lukeba, Romain Faivre, Moussa Dembele, and Julian Pollersbeck are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Lille, with the team beating Montpellier 4-2 on home soil. Toulouse, though, are on a three-game losing run on the road, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Mikkel Desler is banned for the match, while both Rafael Ratao and Rhys Healey are sidelined with injuries.
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.
Highlighted Team (Toulouse):
Toulouse are a professional football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Pitchouns are well known for their purple jerseys with white stripes and it has to be noted that they used to wear red and yellow jerseys in the past. Toulouse welcome their opponents at Stadium Municipal and the capacity of the team’s home ground is 33.150. Stadium Municipal was used as a venue for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
In 1982 the club secured promotion to the Ligue 1 for the first time ever and you should bear in mind that the likes of Jacques Santini and Daniel Jeandupeux were part of the team. A win over Napoli in the round 1 of the 1986/1987 UEFA Cup is considered one of the club’s biggest success as football legend Diego Maradona played for the Italian team back then, attacker Daniel Jeandupeux scored the winner for Toulouse in the penalty shoot-out. Bordeaux are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in Derby de la Garonne.