Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Allianz Riviera will host Sunday’s football game between Nice and Lille, the two top-table sides. Les Aiglons aim to stay in top ten, but they face a difficult task against les Dogues, who aim to represent France in European competitions next term. Both Youcef Atal and Marcin Bulka remain in the treatment room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Meanwhile, Lille impressed in a 5-1 win over Troyes to move closer to the Europa League berth. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards at Allianz Riviera as Nice are tough to beat at home. Adam Ounas remains on the sidelines with injury, alongside Andre Gomes, Jonas Martin, Jonathan Bamba, and Gabriel Gudmundsson, while Carlos Baleba is banned for the match. In the first half of the season Nice defeated Lille 2-1 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Highlighted Player (Morgan Schneiderlin):
Morgan Schneiderlin is a French football player born on 8th of November 1989 in Zellwiller. Schneiderlin started his football career for RC Strasbourg where he made his debut in 2006/2007 for the first team. After playing for 231 games for Southampton he made a transfer to Manchester United in summer 2015 for approximately 34 million euro.
Schneiderlin made his debut for the French national tam in June 2014 after his impressive performances for Southampton. Schneiderlin played for more than 10 games in the French national team and will play a lot more in the near future. Schneiderlin is a right-footed defensive midfielder which is known for playing very rough and is not afraid to tackle his direct opponent. In the season 2012/2013 Schneiderlin was rewarded as player of the year for Southampton.
The football career of Schneiderlin is remarkable showing that it’s possible for every hard working football player to reach the top. In 10 seasons of professional football the only prize Schneiderlin won was the Football League Trophy with Southampton in 2009/2010.
Highlighted Team (Lille):
Lille have been playing an important role in French football ever since they were founded in 1944. Les Dogues won their first domestic trophy in the 1945/1946 season.
Lille did well to win their second Ligue 1 title in 1954 and 57 years later they lifted their last domestic title. Les Douges finished the 2010/2011 season in top position in the standings, eight points clear of second-placed Olympique Marseille and it has to be noted that Lille attacker Moussa Sow won the Golden Boot (25 goals).
Lille are one of the two teams that managed to win three consecutive Coupe de France trophies (1946, 1947, 1948), but they have yet to clinch the Coupe de la Ligue title. Les Dogues faced PSG in the 2015/2016 Coupe de la Ligue trophy, but les Parisiens proved to be a big catch for Frederic Antonetti’s team in the title game.
Lille play their home matches at Stade Pierre-Mauroy and the capacity of the stadium is 50.186. The venue was opened in August, 2017 and the construction cost €282 million.