Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade des Costieres will host Sunday’s football game between Nimes and Olympique Lyon, who have entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Les Crocodiles’ main goal is to secure the Ligue 1 survival, whiles les Gones are eyeing a place in the Champions League. Nimes desperately needed a win against Metz, and they managed to get one. Both Pablo Martinez and Clement Depres are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Olympique Lyon, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive win in the French top flight. Since les Gones are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. Melvin Bard has been tested positive for coronavirus, while Jason Deyaner remains in the away team’s recovery room. Both Marcelo and Caqueret are back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Pablo Martinez):
After spending ten years in French lower leagues, Pablo Martinez joined Angers in the summer of 2016. Martinez played only nine games in the French top flight for Angers and at the end of the 2016/2017 season he moved to Strasbourg.
Speaking of his early life, the French footballer, who was born in Martigues on February 21, 1989, is a product of Nimes Olympique football academy and you should know that he played for the likes of RCD Mallorca B, Uzes Pont du Gard, Martigues, Uzes Pont du Gard, Gazelec Ajaccio at senior level.
Pablo Martinez made his full professional debut with Gazelec Ajaccio in a 2-1 win over Valenciennes. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Pablo Martinez has a dual citizenship and he is eligible to represent both France and Spain at senior level. His preffered foot is left and his contract with Strasbourg expires on June 30, 2019.
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.