Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Buoyed by a 3-2 win over Monaco, Olympique Marseille will look to climb to the Champions League berth when they take on Toulouse on Matchday 16. OM are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and the bookies see them as favourites to pick up all three points from Thursday’s encounter. Eric Bailly and Amine Harit should be the only absentees in the home team. Meanwhile, les Pitchouns suffered yet another dip in form before the World Cup break, with the team losing each of their last three league fixtures.
Toulouse obviously struggle at the back, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Marseille’s party at Stade Velodrome. As for the visiting side, both Guillaume Restes and Rhys Healey are back to contention after missing the 2-1 loss to Rennes with injuries. In their last meeting at the venue Marseille defeated Toulouse thanks to Dmitri Payet’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.
Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Division, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals.
Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
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.