Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when two bitter rivals Saint-Etienne and Olympique Lyon face each other ain the Derby Rhone-Alpes on Sunday evening. Les Verts made a good start to the season, but their recent form is anything but promising as they recorded only one win in last five league fixtures. However, Saint-Etienne are tough to beat at home and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the local derby. Lyon, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over rock-bottom Metz at the weekend, with Nabil Fekir scoring a brace for les Gones. The French striker has already netted nine goals in the Ligue 1 this season and all eyes will be on him when the two fierce rivals take on each other at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. A close encounter appears on the cards and Lyon recorded their last win at Saint-Etienne back in 2013, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Le Derby.
Highligted Player (Florentin Pogba):
Florentin Pogba is a younger brother of famous French player Paul Pogba. Florentin was born in Conakry, Guinea, but he played for France U20 team. Unlike his brother, Florentin Pogba plays as a defender for Saint Etienne. He began his senior career at Sedan and he made 44 league appearances for the club in the 2011/2012 season. In the summer of 2012 he moved to Saint Etienne, but he continued playing for Sedan on loan. After ending his loan spell with les Sangliers Florentin Pogba returned to Saint Etienne and he has been playing for the Ligue 1 outfit ever since. He scored his first goal for les Verts on 3 December n a 2-0 win over Montpellier. On 11 August, 2010 Pogba made his Guinea debut, coming as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Mali in a friendly and he played his first competitive match for the national team in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Mozambique. It has to be noted that his twin brother Mathias plays football as well.
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.