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FC Lorient meet visitors Lille at Stade Yves Allainmat in this Ligue 1 tie on Friday.
All FC Lorient v Lille game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
FC Lorient go into this fixture following on from a 2-2 Ligue 1 tied result versus RC Lens.
In that game, FC Lorient managed 46% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For FC Lorient, the scorers were Armand Laurienté (27') and Thomas Monconduit (35'). RC Lens had 19 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Jonathan Clauss (24') and Seko Fofana (70') scored for RC Lens.
FC Lorient have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, FC Lorient have seen their goal breached in 5 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, FC Lorient:
- have not beaten Lille in their last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
Lille head into the encounter following a 2-1 Ligue 1 win vs Montpellier in their last game.
In that game, Lille had 45% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Lille, the scorers were Yusuf Yazıcı (45') and Jonathan David (56'). Montpellier had 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Gaëtan Laborde (45') scored for Montpellier.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lille have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. In defence, Lille have clearly had some problems.
Taking a look at their past results, Lille:
- are undefeated in their last 16 league matches away from home. What a run it has been.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings going back to 12/12/2015 shows us that FC Lorient have won 2 of them & Lille 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 of them for Les Merlus and 12 created by LOSC. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 26 on 21/02/2021 and the score finished FC Lorient 1-4 Lille.
On that day, FC Lorient managed 44% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorers were Andrew Gravillon (20' Own goal) and Jérôme Hergault (23').
For their opponents, Lille got 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. José Fonte (38'), Jonathan Ikoné (59') and Domagoj Bradarić (91') scored.
The referee was Johan Hamel.
Team News: FC Lorient
Jérémy Morel (Muscle Injury) and Loris Mouyokolo (Sprained Ankle) won’t be available for FC Lorient manager Christophe Pélissier.
Team News: Lille
Lille boss Jocelyn Gourvennec has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Timothy Weah (Thigh Problems), Renato Sanches (Meniscal Injury) and Jonathan Bamba (Thigh Problems) will miss out on this game.
Here, we’re thinking that FC Lorient will need to push hard to break down this Lille lineup who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re going for a narrow 0-1 winning margin for Lille at the end of this game.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Yves Allainmat (18,500)
Captain: Fabien Lemoine
Chairman: Loïc Féry
Manager: Christophe Pélissier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 7