Toulouse Eying To End Win-less Streak
Sitting at 13th place on the league table, Toulouse are still far away from survival as they’re just three points ahead of the relegation zone and with six games still left in the competition, Alain Casanova’s team must keep on collecting precious points to fulfill their mission. After earning a hard fought draw against Caen last weekend, Toulouse must prepare themselves for another difficult game this Sunday as they will host third place team, Lyon, at Parc Municipal des Sports. Aside from getting important points that could help their survival mission, Casanova’s side are also eager to end their current winless streak especially at home. Despite having a bad run recently, Toulouse’s star midfielder, Moussa Sissoko, believes that his team has the potential too compete with Lyon and end their winless drought. “The group feels good and is mobilized for this important match against Lyon. We have been preparing well in order to win again this week. We know it’s a bit difficult at the moment. We need points but luck is not always in our side. Lyon is doing well at the moment, but I think that our workforce can help us compete with them. No it’s up for us to show it,” he said. Xavier Penteconte and Marc Vidal would be the players that would still be unavailable for Casanova’s selection this weekend, but aside from those names, other important players are fit and ready to play.
Lyon Targets Three Points To Keep Pace At The Top
Lyon’s success in beating Montpellier 3-2 on midweek, not only redeem the defeat Claude Puel’s team suffered against PSG in the previous league game but also keep their third place position and still has a shot at winning the title with six games left still to play. In order to keep themselves in reaching distance with Marseille and Lille, a win against relegation battler, Toulouse this weekend is surely a must for Puel’s side as it could even gets them closer with those top two teams. Considering Toulouse’s recent form, taking three points is very possible for Lyon, however, Puel warned his players that their opponent this weekend are team with great physical density and quality players. “The result will be very important in Toulouse. I am wary of this Toulouse side. They have a lot of physical density and need points. Against OL they will let themselves go. They are a group with many qualities, a group that has a certain maturity. It will be a solid match on Sunday at an unusual hour. We will have to respond present,” said Puel. Jeremy Toulalan and Chris still haven’t fully recovered from their injury problems and will surely miss the match, while Miralem Pjanic is also unavailable due to suspension. However, there’s still good news for Lyon as Michel Bastos is ready to make his come back after recovering from his injury earlier this week.