Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
High-flying Monaco will look to extend their winning run to five games when they take on Nice in the Ligue 1 round 25. Les Rouges et Blancs have been impressive in the French top flight of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Dutch forward Myron Boadu is pushing for a start as Philippe Clement should opt to mix the squad due to the tough fixture list, while Aguilar, Maripan, Martins, Volland, and Vanderson are sidelined with injuries.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, recorded four wins in the previous five league matches, but, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from Sunday’s showdown. All Nicolas Pepe, Joe Bryan, Youcef Atal, and Marcin Bulka should miss out through injuries for the visiting team. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last two meetings in the French top flight.
Highlighted Player (Breel Embolo):
Born in Younde, Cameroon on February 14, 1997, Breel Embolo is a striker who plays for Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Embolo began his youth career at Nordstern back in 2008, but two years later he moved to Old Boys.
In 2010 the Switzerland international joined Basel and he continued playing for the RotBlau at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 61 appearances for the club in the Swiss Super League, Breel Embolo signed a five-year deal with Schalke 04 in June, 2016 for a fee of €20 million.
The Schalke striker made his Bundesliga debut on August 27 in a 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Speaking of his international career, Breel Embolo has four caps for Switzerland U21 team and he made his senior debut on March 31, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with United States of America. Embolo is very powerful striker, he is technically strong, he has explosive pace and a composed finisher.
Highlighted Team (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.