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FC Lorient take on away side Angers SCO at Stade Yves Allainmat in this Ligue 1 tie on Sunday.
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FC Lorient, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 4-1 Ligue 1 success vs Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, FC Lorient had 43% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For FC Lorient, goals were scored by Yoane Wissa (18') and Terem Moffi (20', 43', 80'). For their opponents, Girondins de Bordeaux got 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Issouf Sissokho (83') was the scorer for Girondins de Bordeaux.
FC Lorient have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 10 during that time and have conceded a total of 10.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Lorient:
- have not registered a win against Angers SCO in their previous 4 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Monaco in Ligue 1 action, Angers SCO will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Angers SCO managed 40% possession and 4 shots on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, AS Monaco FC had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Wissam Ben Yedder (79') was the scorer for Monaco.
The attacking players from Angers SCO have been starved of goals over their last 6 clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 2. In those fixtures, Les Scoïstes have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 13. Even so, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall be maintained in this next game.
Their previous form shows that Angers SCO:
- have not registered a win against FC Lorient when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 12/09/2015, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with FC Lorient winning 2 of those games, Angers SCO 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 of them for Les Merlus and 11 being from Les Scoïstes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 13 on 06/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Angers SCO 2-0 FC Lorient.
That day, Angers SCO had 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Angelo Fulgini (10') and Pierrick Capelle (96').
For their opponents, FC Lorient got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Thomas Leonard.
Team News: FC Lorient
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the FC Lorient boss Christophe Pélissier to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Quentin Boisgard (Muscle Injury) misses out.
Team News: Angers SCO
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Angers SCO boss Stéphane Moulin does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
We’re envisaging that Angers SCO will need to push hard to find the net against this FC Lorient outfit who we think will likely score at least once to put them ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for FC Lorient at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Yves Allainmat (18,970)
Captain: Fabien Lemoine
Chairman: Loïc Féry
Manager: Christophe Pélissier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 17
🔑 Star Man: Adrian Grbić
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Adrian Grbić was born in Vienna, Austria. After having played his first senior match for in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 4 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 30 appearances.