Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Nantes play host to Toulouse at their Stade de la Beaujoire in what is expected to be a close Ligue 1 encounter. Les Canaris aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at les Pitchouns. Both Mostafa Mohamed and Appiah are pushing for a start, whilst Moussa Sissoko continues to miss out through injury.
The newcomers, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to four games, but seeing that Nantes want this triumph more than Toulouse, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. In their last meeting at the venue les Pitchouns defeated les Canaris, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. All Rhys Healey, Nathan N’Goumou, and Fares Chaibi are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Nantes.
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 (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.