Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over the likes of Caen and Bordeaux Monaco take on Guingamp at their Stade Louis II on day 12 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Les Rouges et Blancs aim to stay in the race for the domestic trophy and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Antoine Kombouare’s troops. Key attacker Radamel Falcao remains in the recovery room and there is every chance Keita Balde, who scored the in the 2-0 win over Bordeaux, will lead the line for the hosts against Guingamp. The visitors recorded only one win in previous five league fixtures and as a result, they dropped to the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. Anyhow, Guingamp face an uphill task in Saturday’s football match against the title holders and we predict that Leonardo Jardim’s men are going to extend their winning run in the league to three games.
Highlighted Player (Fabinho):
One of the hottest talents and emerging star of the new generation at AS Monaco is the Brazilian international Fabinho. The 22-year-old right-back began his career at Rio Ave, but was quickly noticed by Real Madrid, who brought him on loan in 2012 where Fabinho failed to make an impression and break into the first team at Santiago Bernabeu. A loan move to Monaco proved to be a perfect choice for the player who signed a permanent deal with the Principality in 2015 after making an immediate impact with his new club. Fabinho went on to score 15 goals in more than 130 appearances for Monaco, and has made his full Brazil debut with the club. His compelling performances in Ligue 1 have earned much praise and draw plenty of attention from Europe’s biggest clubs. During the summer of 2016 Premier League powerhouse Manchester United were linked with the talented defender, but Monaco showed great resolve in keeping their prized asset by tying Fabinho to an extended stay with the Principality club.
Highlighted Team (Guingamp):
En Avant de Guingamp Cotes-d’Armor are a French football club based in the commune of Guingamp. Guingamp was founded back in 1912 and it has to be noted that a number of top-class footballers played for the club in the past. The likes of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel and Vincent Candela all wore Guingamp’s shirt and, no doubt, the club served them as a springboard. Guingamp returned to the Ligue 1 in 2013 and they have been competing in the French elite division ever since. In 1996 the French team did well to win the Intertoto Cup and book their place in European competitions for the first time ever. However, Italian giants proved to be a big catch for the Ligue 1 club in the first round of the UEFA Cup. One year later Guingamp made it to the French Cup final, but they were more than unfortunate not to lift the trophy. After playing out a draw with Nice in the regular time, the Stade de Roudourou outfit were eventually beaten by les Aiglones on penalties.