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FC Lorient will face off against away side Lille at Stade Yves Allainmat in the Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.
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FC Lorient head into this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Ligue 1 stalemate versus Monaco.
In that game, FC Lorient had 30% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for FC Lorient was Terem Moffi (7', 62'). AS Monaco FC had 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Wissam Ben Yedder (48', 93') was the scorer for Monaco.
FC Lorient haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 12 during that time while also conceding a total of 8. That trend won’t necessarily follow through into this game, of course.
Heading into this contest, FC Lorient are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Ajax in Europa League competition, Lille and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Lille had 36% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Lille was Timothy Weah (72'). For their opponents, Ajax got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Dušan Tadić (87') and Brian Brobbey (89') scored for Ajax.
A sequence of resolute displays from the Lille defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their last 6 fixtures combined. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 8.
Heading into this fixture, Lille are undefeated in their last 7 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 17/01/2015, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with FC Lorient winning 3 of those games, Lille 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 11 goals were scored between them in this period, with 3 from Les Merlus and 8 for LOSC. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league contest between the two was Ligue 1 match day 11 on 22/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Lille 4-0 FC Lorient.
That day, Lille had 63% possession and 31 attempts on goal with 13 of them on target. The goalscorers were Yusuf Yazıcı (29', 51'), Luiz Araújo (57') and Jonathan David (89').
At the other end, FC Lorient had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Willy Delajod.
Team News: FC Lorient
FC Lorient boss Christophe Pélissier has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Lille
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Lille boss Christophe Galtier to be concerned with. Burak Yilmaz (Calf Injury) misses out for this game.
FC Lorient could well find it tough to see themselves scoring against this Lille side who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a highly competitive game with a 0-1 win for Lille at the end of this one.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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, Coupe De France (1/16 Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Yoane Wissa
Generally played in the Striker position, Yoane Wissa was born in France. Having made his senior debut playing for Angers SCO in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has scored 6 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 24 appearances.