Monaco hosts Olympique Lyonnais
Monaco hosts Olympique Lyonnais in the opening game of the French Ligue 1. These two teams wil face each other at the Stade Louis II on Friday. Let’s take a look at this fixture in our vip soccer predictions today.
Last season was really difficult for Monaco. The club was fighting against relegation, being unable to find the form from its peak season, which led to winning the league title. The head coach Leonardo Jardim was sacked, being replaced by Thierry Henry. After this, Henry was sacked and replaced by Jardim. In the end Jardim managed to stabilize the team and avoid relegation.
Now Monaco will try to start on new terms, aiming to do much better than the previous season. The club decided to purchase its option to buy the Portuguese winger Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid, while the goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte was signed from Montpellier, alongside the right back Ruben Aguilar. Meanwhile the midfielder Youri Tielemans left the club and joined Leicester City, while Djibril Sidibe signed to Everton.
Olympique Lyonnais start the new season with a new manager onboard. This is the former Brazilian international Sylvinho, who replaces Bruno Genesio. This is the first time Sylvinho will manage a team, so it was a pretty brave decision by the French club to appoint him.
Les Gones made some expensive signings on the market this summer. The Danish centre back Joachim Andersen was signed from Sampdoria, while the club also bought the defensive midfielder Thiago Mendes from Lille. In the same time the left back Youssouf Kone and the midfielder Jean Lucas also signed with the club.
Here’s the moment to remind you that Olympique Lyonnais said goodbye to some of their best players during the summer. The midfield leader Tanguy Ndombele was sold to Tottenham, while the talented left back Ferland Mendy signed with Real Madrid. Meanwhile the playmaker Nabil Fekir moved to La Liga and signed with Real Betis. It remains to be seen how these departures will affect the team.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Ligue 1 opener between Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais.