Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
The ground at Stade Velodrome will shake when Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyon square off against each other in the Ligue 1 derby on Matchday 14. Following three consecutive defeats, OM shared the spoils with Strasbourg in their last league match, and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course. Since Marseille suffered elimination in the Champions League, they will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season.
Defender Eric Bailly suffered an injury in a 2-1 loss to Tottenham on Tuesday, with Samuel Gigot likely to step up. Les Gones, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lille. Lyon aim to move closer to the Champions League berth, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Both Julian Pollersbeck and Corentin Tolisso are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Valentin Rongier):
Valentin Rongier is a French footballer, who plays for Ligue 1 side Nantes as a defensive midfielder. Rongier, who was born on December 7, 1994 in Macon (France) scored two goals in 39 appearances for Nantes B from 2013 to 2015 and he made his Ligue 1 debut with Les Canaris on October 18, 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Stade de Reims.
It has to be noted that he replaced Lucas Deaux 15 minutes before the final whistle. Over the years Valentin Rongier has established himself as a first-team regular at Nantes and you should know that he made no less than 31 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
On June 25, 2015 he extended his deal with the La Beaujoir-Louis Fonteneau outfit and his contract should expire on June 30, 2020. Valentin Rongier’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.