Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Riviera when Nice and Lyon go head to head in the Ligue 1 derby. Les Aiglons aim to build on a 3-2 win over Montpellier and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. England midfielder Ross Barkley should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the last league match. All Thuram-Ulien, Nadayishimiye, Aaron Ramsey, and Nicolas Pepe should miss out with injuries.
Les Gones, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but beating Nice on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. All Moussa Dembele, Sinally Diomande, and Dejan Lovren remain on the sidelines with injuries.
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 (Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level.
It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.