Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Thanks to a win over Saint-Etienne PSG cemented to position in the Ligue 1 standings. Les Parisiens once again proved their worth in the 2018/2019 season and the title holders will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Nimes at their Parc des Princes on Matchday 26. Kylian Mbappe extended his goal-scoring run at the weekend and all eyes will be on the French superstar when PSG face Nimes on Saturday evening. The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to beat Dijon in front of home fans at the weekend, with the team moving one step closer to securing the Ligue 1 survival. In the first half of the season PSG outclassed Nimes 4-2 on the road and we believe that the reigning champions are going to register yet another triumph over Bernard Blaquart’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Julian Draxler):
Julian Draxler is arguably one of the most impressive footballers to have come out of Schalke’s youth academy in recent years and he spent ten years in the academy before he was promoted to the senior side in January 2011. The attacking midfielder soon started showcasing his skills at the biggest stage and just a year later received his first Germany call-up.
Draxler scored 18 goals in 119 league appearances for Schalke before moving to Wolfsburg in a high-profile deal in the closing stages of the 2015 summer transfer window. Despite his fragile age, the talented footballer has already made over 15 outings for the Germany national team, making one substitute appearance as Die Mannschaft went on to claim the 2014 World Cup trophy.
An exciting player capable of playing on either wing or through the middle, Draxler boasts a good goalscoring record and also regularly creates chances for his teammates, although he has yet to fully realise his potential.
Highlighted Team (Nimes):
Founded on April 10, 1937 Nimes Olympique are a French club that will compete in the Ligue 1 in the 2018/2019 season. Les crocodiles were playing an important role in French football in the last 50s, with the team finishing second on four occasions (1958, 1959, 1960, 1972).
Nimes made it to the French Cup final in 1958, 1961 and 1996, but they eventually failed to lift the trophy. Nimes are well known for their red home colours, but they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Stade de Costieres has been the home of Nimes since 1989, when it was opened.
The venue can hold up to 18,482 spectators and the construction cost €160 million. Speaking of the club’s notable footballers, the likes of Wilson Oruma, Mehmed Bazdarevic, Aliou Cisse, Benjamin Moukandjo, Laurent Blanc, Frederic Piquionne and Eric Cantona were all part of les crocodiles in the past. Montpellier are considered their biggest rivals.