Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade de la Meinau will host Sunday’s football game between Strasbourg and Olympique Lyon. Le Racing aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Monaco and Lille, and, no doubt, a 2-0 win over Aarau in a friendly helped them regain a much-needed confidence. Strasbourg are tough to beat at home, but they will have a big fish to fry against the star-studded visitors.
Les Gones, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their five-match winless run, and given Strasbourg’s slow start to the season, away win should definitely be considered. Dutch ace Memphis Depay should be recalled to the starting XI, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team. In their last meeting at Stade de la Meinau Olympique Lyon recorded a 2-1 win over Strasbourg, and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Kenny Lala):
Born on the 3rd of October, 1991, Kenny Lala is a professional footballer who plays for Strasbourg. Lala started his youth career with local amateur club ES Parisienne and spent four years developing with the club before being recruited by Paris FC in 2008.
Two years later, the French left-back signed his first professional contract with PFC and made his senior debut on the 14th of September, 2010, in a league game against Strasbourg Alsace. The following season, Lala joined Valenciennes and made his Ligue 1 one debut on the 6th of November, 2011, featuring in the club's 1-1 draw with Stade Rennais.
Following successful spells at the Athenians and then at RC Lens, the 28 years old signed for Strasbourg in 2017 on a contract that that is set to expire in 2021. On the International front, Lala has never represented France at any youth level and is yet to get called-up to its senior team.
Highlighted Team (Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique 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.