Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After failing to win the previous six league matches, Nice will look to return to winning ways when they take on Clermont on Matchday 42. Les Aiglons do not seem to be at their sharpest, but they are still seen as favourites to beat Les Lanciers in front of home fans. All Atal, Beka Beka, Diop, Lotomba, Viti, and Pepe are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Clermont, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, but beating Nice at Allianz Riviera is easier said than done. Since the two sides seem to be evenly matched at the moment, we predict that they are going to share the spoils in Sunday’s encounter. Both Neto Borges and Alidu Seidu are banned for the match, while Komnen Andric has yet to recover from a groin problem.
Highlighted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille.
He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB.
In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same year.
Highlighted Team (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.