Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Strasbourg and Rennes, Olympique Lyon played out a 3-3 draw with Bordeaux at the weekend. Les Gones were on the verge of beating les Girondins at their Groupama Stadium, but the visitors eventually scored two late goals and picked up one point from the match. Lyon aim to return to winning ways, but it has to be noted that important midfielder Sergi Darder misses the trip to Nantes through suspension. Following back-to-back losses to the likes of Lille and Marseille, les Canaris gave fans some cheer at the weekend, with the team beating Troyes on the road in their last league match and, no doubt, Claudio Ranieri’s men regained a much-needed confidence. It is well known that Nantes are tough to beat at home and, taking everything into account, the two teams are likely to share the spoils at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.
Highligted Player (Valentin Rongier):
Valentin Rongier is a French footballer, who plays for Ligue 1 side Nantes as a defensive midfielder. Rongier, who was born on December 7, 1994 in Macon (France) scored two goals in 39 appearances for Nantes B from 2013 to 2015 and he made his Ligue 1 debut with Les Canaris on October 18, 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Stade de Reims. It has to be noted that he replaced Lucas Deaux 15 minutes before the final whistle. Over the years Valentin Rongier has established himself as a first-team regular at Nantes and you should know that he made no less than 31 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. On June 25, 2015 he extended his deal with the La Beaujoir-Louis Fonteneau outfit and his contract should expire on June 30, 2020. Valentin Rongier’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympic 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.