Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Sunday’s football game at Stade de l’Aube pits together Troyes and Montpellier, the two relegation-threatened teams. Troyes are on a three-game losing run, with the team slipping down the standings week by week, and they must be low on confidence following a heavy 4-0 loss to Reims. Hamdi is widely expected to replace Larouci in the starting XI as the later limped off with injury at the weekend, while both Florian Tardieu and Karim Azamoum remain in the treatment room.
La Paillade, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Brest, and they managed to get one in style (3-0), and we predict that they will take advantage of Troyes’ shaky defence as well. With no fresh injury worries to report, head coach Michel Der Zakarian is unlikely to make changes to the team that faced les Pirates on Matchday 23. Stephy Mavididi is sidelined with a hamstring injury, while Pedro Mendes is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Troyes):
Founded in 1986, Troyes are considered one of the youngest clubs in French Ligue 1. Troyes returned to the top flight at the end of the 2016/2017 season, with the team finishing the regular season in third place in the Ligue 2 standings. Jean Louis Garcia’s men proved their worth in the promotion play-offs, with the team beating Lorient in the two-legged tie.
Troyes are well known for their blue shirts, but they wear white when playing on the travels. Stade de l’Aube is the club’s home ground and the stadium can hold up to 20.400 spectators. The venue was built in 1924, but it was renovated on two occasions (1956, 2004). The club have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but in 1956 they made it to the French Cup final.
Troyes faced Sedan in the title game and they were totally outplayed by Louis Dugauguez’s troops (3-1) at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir. Roger Courtois’ team were three goals down after 57 minutes, but five minutes later Fernand De Vlaeminck scored a consolation goal for the Stade de l’Aube outfit.