Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Nantes and Lens go head to head at Stade de la Beaujoire in the Ligue 1. Les Canaries recorded their last league win on November 11, 2020, and, no doubt, they are desperate to return to winning ways. Nantes shared the spoils with Rennes and Montpellier in the previous two league fixtures, but there were some positivities in their displays. Since Les Canaries are desperate to get back on course in the French top flight, we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Lens.
Fabio, who suffered an injury in the 1-1 draw with Montpellier, is unlikely to feature against Lens. The newcomers, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back losses to Lyon and Strasbourg in the previous two league matches, and given the importance of the match for Nantes, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Alban Lafont):
Alban Lafont is a French goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 side Toulouse. Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Lafont joined AS Lattoise youth school at the age of nine and he stayed at the academy until 2014 when he moved to Toulouse.
The 193-cm-tall goalkeeper has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Toulouse and it has to be noted that he made 36 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 season, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. Due to his dual citizenship, Alban Lafont is eligible to represent both Burkina Faso and France on international stage, but he has yet to play for the African team.
Alban Lafont represented les Tricolores at youth level and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the talented shoot-stopper who was born on January 23, 1999. The rising star has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Lens):
Based in the Pas-De-Calais department, Lens is a French club that plays home games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The Sang et Or are well known for their red shirts with yellow stripes, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
The club was founded back in 1906 and the Sang et Or originally played in green and black shirts. Speaking of their home ground, Stade Bollaert-Delelis can hold up to 38,058 spectators. The venue was opened back in 1933, and renovated during the 2014/15 season. Lens did well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in the 1997/98 season, with the team finishing the process level on points with second-place Metz.
As a result, the Sang et Or represented France in the Champions League group stages the following season. The club’s biggest European success came in the 1999/00 season when they made it to the UEFA Cup semis. Lens have won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well.