Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Monaco will be aiming to build on a 3-2 win over Nice when they take on Toulouse at Stade Louis II. Les Rouges et Blancs are eager to represent France in the Champions League next term and, no doubt, the round 21 triumph gave them a confidence boost. The good news for the hosts is that defender Wilfried Singo is back from the international duty, while all Wissam Ben Yedder, Aleksandr Golovin, and Soungoutou Magassa are banned for the match.
Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Metz and Reims, while losing to Lens and Nantes. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Monaco looked sharp in front of goal in the triumph over Nice. As for the away team, Gabriel Suazo misses out through suspension, while both Denis Genreau and Zakaria Aboukhlal are sidelined with injuries.
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 (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.