Our football match prediction:
Paris Saint-Germain play host to Bordeaux at their Parc des Princes on day 8 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Les Parisiens dropped two points in a goalless draw with Montpellier at the weekend, but you should bear in mind that coach Unai Emery couldn’t count on summer signing Neymar for the match. The last season’s runners-up are eager to regain the trophy and seeing that second-placed Monaco are breathing down their neck, we predict that the league leaders will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football game against Bordeaux. Aforementioned attacker Neymar could recover in time to face Bordeaux and seeing that les Girondins were beaten by the capital club in each of their last three meetings in all competitions, we are tempted to put our money on Unai Emery’s troops, who have been impressive at home ground so far this season.
Highligted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for Barcelona as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013. The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well. Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Bordeaux):
Founded in 1881, Bordeaux are regarded as one of the oldest clubs in France. Les Girondins won their first Ligue 1 trophy in 1950 and 59 years later (2008/2009) they lifted their sixth domestic trophy. Speaking of the club’s European success, Bordeaux did remarkably well to make it to the Champions League semi-finals in 1985, but despite recording a 2-0 win over star-studded Juventus in the return leg, the French club eventually failed to book their place in the final of the elite competition. Famous French footballers Alain Giresse and Jean Tigana were part of the team back then and it has to be noted that Giresse is the player who made the most appearances for les Girondins (587). During the nineties Zinedine Zidane, Christophe Dugarry and Bixente Lizarazu played for Bordeaux and, taking everything into account, it is no surprise they are considered one of the most famous French clubs. Nowadays Les Girondins welcome their rivals at Matmut Atlantique, the stadium which was opened in 2015 and they used to play at Stade Chaban-Delmas in the past.