Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Parc des Princes when Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon face each other in the Ligue 1 derby. Les Parisiens have been impressive in the French elite division ever since Brazilian ace Neymar joined the club and it has to be noted that they scored 14 goals in previous three league fixtures. The capital club aim to retain top position in the standings and seeing that Lyon often struggle on the travels, we predict that the last season’s runners up are going to have a reason for celebration on Sunday evening. Les Gones recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Guingamp at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the football match against PSG. Unai Emery’s team emerged triumphant in each of their last three meetings with Lyon and les Gones are unlikely to put an end to the negative trend. In-form attacker Edinson Cavani is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Bruno Genesio’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Cavani):
Edinson Cavani is a professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a striker. The Uruguayan attacker was born in Salto on 14 February, 1987 and he began his senior career at Danubio. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Serie A outfit Palermo. After scoring 34 goals in 109 league appearances for the Sicilian outfit, he joined Napoli in 2010. You should have in mind that Cavani scored a brace on his Napoli debut against Elfsborg in the Europa League. The Uruguay forward scored 78 goals in 104 Serie A games for the Partenopei and, as a result, big-spending French club PSG decided to sign him in 2013. Cavani scored 19 goals for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign, but he was in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shadow during the season and he started a number of games from the bench. In 2011 the PSG attacker won the Copa America trophy with Uruguay as la Celeste hammered Paraguay 3-0 in the game for the title.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympic 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.