Our football match prediction:
After playing out a goalless draw with Nantes at Stade de la Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau, Olympique Lyon will be looking to start a new winning run in Ligue 1 when they take on Guingamp at their Groupama Stadium. Les Gones are a real force to be reckoned with at home and it has to be noted that they scored seven goals in the first two home games of the season. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Mariano, who has already started paying off. Guingamp, on the other hand, recorded a 2-0 win over Strasbourg on Matchday 4 and they are eager to spoil Lyon’s party at Groupama Stadium. However, seeing that they suffered a 2-0 loss to Nice in their last away game in the national championship, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Lyon.
Highlighted Player (Rafael):
Best known for his role at Manchester United when football world got to know him and his twin brother first hand, Rafael Pereira da Silva is a Brazilian football operating mainly at right-back, but can also fill in on the right side of the midfield. Fabio began his career with Fluminense before jining Manchester United in 2007. He spent eight years competing in the Premier League before he moved to Lyon in 2015. Prior to his move to France, Rafael spent one season playing for Queens Park Rangers in a campaign which turned out to be a disastrous one for the Brazilian. Still fresh and with plenty of football in front of him at the age of 26, Rafael was given plenty of freedom at Lyon and a license to play his natural game. Signed on a four-year deal, Rafael has gone to become an imposing figure at his new club managing 27 appearances with one goal in a Lyon shirt across competitions.
Highlighted Team (Guingamp):
En Avant de Guingamp Cotes-d’Armor are a French football club based in the commune of Guingamp. Guingamp was founded back in 1912 and it has to be noted that a number of top-class footballers played for the club in the past. The likes of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel and Vincent Candela all wore Guingamp’s shirt and, no doubt, the club served them as a springboard. Guingamp returned to the Ligue 1 in 2013 and they have been competing in the French elite division ever since. In 1996 the French team did well to win the Intertoto Cup and book their place in European competitions for the first time ever. However, Italian giants proved to be a big catch for the Ligue 1 club in the first round of the UEFA Cup. One year later Guingamp made it to the French Cup final, but they were more than unfortunate not to lift the trophy. After playing out a draw with Nice in the regular time, the Stade de Roudourou outfit were eventually beaten by les Aiglones on penalties.