Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
In-form Lyon will look to extend their winning run to three games when they take on Toulouse in the Ligue 1 round 31. Les Gones are eager to represent France in European competitions next season, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Friday’s clash. Midfielder Bradley Barcola is banned for the match, while all Dejan Lovren, Amin Sarr, and Malo Gusto should miss out with injuries.
Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Montpellier, but seeing that the visitors want this win more than the hosts, we are going to bet on Alexandre Lacazette and Co. this time out. Dutch forward Thijs Dallinga is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while defender Mikkel Desler misses out through suspension. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain.
This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot.
Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
Highlighted Team (Toulouse):
Toulouse are a professional football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Pitchouns are well known for their purple jerseys with white stripes and it has to be noted that they used to wear red and yellow jerseys in the past. Toulouse welcome their opponents at Stadium Municipal and the capacity of the team’s home ground is 33.150. Stadium Municipal was used as a venue for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
In 1982 the club secured promotion to the Ligue 1 for the first time ever and you should bear in mind that the likes of Jacques Santini and Daniel Jeandupeux were part of the team. A win over Napoli in the round 1 of the 1986/1987 UEFA Cup is considered one of the club’s biggest success as football legend Diego Maradona played for the Italian team back then, attacker Daniel Jeandupeux scored the winner for Toulouse in the penalty shoot-out. Bordeaux are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in Derby de la Garonne.