Our football match prediction:
Monaco will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to PSG when they welcome Tourlouse at their Stade Louis II in the opening match of the season. Les Rouges et Blancs were beaten by les Parisiens in the French Super Cup at the weekend, but they won the Ligue 1 trophy last season for the first time since 2000. Monaco are on a quest to defend their trophy and the good news is that French rising star Kylian Mbappe is still part of the team. Bernardo Silva, Valere Germain, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko left the club earlier this summer, but coach Leonardo Jardim has a number of top-class players to choose from and we predict that Monaco will defeat Toulouse in Friday’s football match. Les Pitchouns are not regarded as good travelers and they are unlikely to spoil Monaco’s party at Stade Louis II.
Highligted 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 (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. Om 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. Aforementioned 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.