Our football match prediction:
PSG will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Strasbourg when they host Lille at their Parc de Princes. Les Parisiens remained in top position in the Ligue 1 standings, but they can’t afford yet another upsetting defeat. Brazilian superstar Neymar misses Saturday’s football match against Lille through suspension, but Edinson Cavani is likely to return to the starting line-up and we predict the hosts will start a new winning run in the national championship on Matchday 17. Over the years PSG have turned their Parc des Princes into a real fortress and despite the fact that les Dogues are high on confidence following back-to-back wins over the likes of Lyon and Toulouse, home win should be considered. Unai Emery’s men recorded a win in each of their eight home fixtures in the French top flight and they are widely expected to keep their 100% record at home intact.
Highlighted Player (Dani Alves):
After spending six seasons at Sevilla, Dani Alves joined Barcelona on 2 July, 2008. The pacey footballer is capable of playing as both full back and a right winger and he won a number of trophies with Barca from 2008 to 2016. After winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2016. He signed a two-year deal with the Bianconeri and he was given shirt number 23. The Brazilian player was born in Juazeiro on 6 May, 1983 and he played seven games for the Brazilian U20 team in the past. Dani Alves made his debut for the senior team on 7 October, 2006, coming as a substitute in a friendly against Kuwait. In 2007 he won the Copa America trophy with the Selecao and that is considered his biggest success, speaking of his international career. Alves has a contract with Juventus which expires on 30 June, 2018. He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer.
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.