Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After suffering a heavy 3-0 loss to Reims on Matchday 29, Nantes will look to put an end to their six-game winless run in Ligue 1 when they take on Monaco on Sunday. Les Canaris do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team slipping down the standings week by week, and, as a result, their Ligue 1 status is in great danger. All Jaouen Hadjam, Charles Traore, and Quentin Merlin are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Ajaccio and Strasbourg, and seeing that they are eager to stay in the Champions League race, away triumph should be considered. Fit-again German attacker Kevin Volland is pushing for a start, while midfielder Youssouf Fofana is banned for the match. All Embolo, Boadu, and Sarr should miss out with injuries.
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 (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season.
The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs.
AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.