Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Stade Louis II when Monaco and Olympique Lyon face each other in the Ligue 1 derby on Friday evening. Les Rouges et Blancs quickly bounced back from a 5-2 loss to PSG, with the team beating both Montpellier and Rennes in the last two league matches and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Lyon. Both Vanderson and Aleksandr Golovin are banned for the match, while all Eliot Matazo, Myron Boadu, and Eliesse Ben Seghir miss out with injuries.
Les Gones, on the other hand, outplayed Toulouse 3-0 at the weekend to put an end to their three-game losing run. Olympique Lyon, though, have already suffered five defeats on the road this season and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Monaco’s party at Stade Louis II. The opposition back-line should have Alexander Lacazette at bay as the experienced striker scored a hat-trick against les Pitchouns, while both Remy Riou and Johann Lepenant remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Wissam Ben Yedder):
Wissam Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France on 12 August, 1990, but he has yet to make his France debut at senior level. The 170-cm-tall striker, though, played three games for France U21 team and he made two appearances for France Futsal team as well.
Ben Yedder began his club career at UJA Alfortville and he moved to Toulouse in 2010. After scoring 63 goals in 156 league appearances for les Pitchouns, the pacey attacker joined La Liga side Sevilla on 30 July, 2016. Wissam Ben Yedder made his Sevilla debut on 14 August, 2016 in a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. The former Toulouse forward scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight in Sevilla’s 6-4 win over Espanyol in the opening match of the 2016/2017 season.
Ben Yedder started his youth career at Garges-les-Gonesse and he played for the Saint-Denis at the start of his football career as well. You should bear in mind that Ben Yedder is Toulouse’s best scorer of the 21st century.
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.