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The Ligue 1 clash at Stade Raymond-Kopa on Sunday will see hosts Angers SCO play against FC Lorient.
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Angers SCO go into this game following on from a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn match versus Lille.
In that match, Angers SCO managed 54% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Angers SCO was Azzedine Ounahi (83'). LOSC Lille Métropole had 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Tiago Djaló (27') scored for Lille.
Angers SCO haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 9 during that period and have conceded a total of 10. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be replicated here in this match.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Brest in Ligue 1 action, FC Lorient will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, FC Lorient had 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for FC Lorient was Adrian Grbić (5'). Stade Brestois 29 got 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Romain Faivre (58') and Steve Mounié (80') scored for Brest.
FC Lorient have been dangerous up front in their most recent fixtures, scoring 5 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, FC Lorient have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same outings.
Coming into this clash, FC Lorient haven’t won away from home in the past 22 league games. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 19/03/2016, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Angers SCO winning 2 of those games, FC Lorient 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 of them for Les Scoïstes and 8 coming from Les Merlus. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 35 on 02/05/2021 when the final score was FC Lorient 2-0 Angers SCO.
On that occasion, FC Lorient had 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Yoane Wissa (44') and Fabien Lemoine (48').
At the other end, Angers SCO had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Willy Delajod.
Team News: Angers SCO
The Angers SCO boss Gérald Baticle will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: FC Lorient
With a fully healthy squad to pick from, the FC Lorient boss Christophe Pélissier does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We feel that Angers SCO will likely score a couple of goals when they face FC Lorient, who might well find it a difficult task finding the net themselves.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Angers SCO at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Raymond-Kopa (18,752)
Captain: Ismaël Traoré
Chairman: Saïd Chabane
Manager: Gérald Baticle
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 9
⭐ Key Player: Sofiane Boufal
Generally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sofiane Boufal was born in Paris, France. Having played his first senior match for Angers SCO in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 12 appearances.