Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade de la Meinau will host Saturday’s football game between Strasbourg and Nice, the two teams who defeated Nantes and Rennes respectively at the weekend. Le Racing have been in a fine form of late, but their Ligue 1 status is still in danger. Defender Alexander Djiku is banned for the match, while all Nordine Kandil, Thomas Delaine, Ibrahima Sissoko, Gerzino Nyamsi, and Eiji Kawashima are out of contention through injuries.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Troyes and Rennes. Nice, though, have little to play for in the season finale as they are eight points behind the Conference League berth and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on Strasbourg. The likes of Joe Bryan, Nicolas Pepe, Sofiane Diop, and Youssouf Ndayishimiye should miss out with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Djiku):
Alexander Djiku is yet another product of Bastia youth school. Djiku’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. The 182-cm tall footballer of Senegalese descent made his senior debut with Bastia in December 2013 in a Coupe de la Ligue game against Evian.
After scoring one goal in 45 appearances for les Bleus in the league, Djiku joined Ligue 1 side Caen on July 11, 2017, signing a four-year contract with the Stade Michel D’Ornano outfit. The French defender has a contract with Caen, which should expire on June 30, 2022.
Djiku is well known for his reckless tackles and it is important to note that he was shown 10 yellow cards in 28 appearances for Caen in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign. Alexander Djiku wears No. 24 jersey when playing for Caen, but he has yet to make his debut with the French national team.
Highlighted Team (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.