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FC Lorient visit Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday for the Ligue 1 clash with hosts Lille.
All Lille v FC Lorient match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Lille will be hoping for a better result following the 3-2 Ligue 1 defeat last time out to Brest.
In that match, Lille managed 64% possession and 22 shots on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lille was Burak Yılmaz (45', 57'). For their opponents, Stade Brestois 29 got 12 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (15'), Romain Perraud (19') and Irvin Cardona (41') scored for Brest.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Lille have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that LOSC have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals during that time. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Lille:
- haven't beaten FC Lorient in their previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Nantes in Ligue 1 action, FC Lorient and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, FC Lorient had 47% possession and 18 shots at goal with 4 on target. On the other side, FC Nantes had 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Kader Bamba (80') and Ludovic Blas (83') scored for Nantes.
The stats tell the story, and FC Lorient have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. Defensively, Les Merlus have seen their frailties exposed.
Coming into this contest, FC Lorient are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 23/08/2014, there has been little between the sides with Lille winning 3 of those games, FC Lorient 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
In all, 9 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for LOSC and 3 belonging to Les Merlus. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The last league fixture between the two was Ligue 1 match day 23 on 04/02/2017 and the score finished Lille 0-1 FC Lorient.
That day, Lille managed 55% possession and 15 shots on goal with 3 on target.
On the other side, FC Lorient had 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Aliadière (49') was the scorer.
The referee was Jérôme Miguelgorry.
Team News: Lille
Renato Sanches (Muscle Injury), Burak Yilmaz (Ill) and Zeki Celik (Injury to the ankle) are not available for Lille gaffer Christophe Galtier.
Team News: FC Lorient
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, FC Lorient manager Christophe Pélissier has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Lille should get a couple of goals in this one against FC Lorient, who might well find it a difficult task to get a goal of their own.
Our selection here is for a decent 2-0 victory for Lille at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50,186)
Captain: José Fonte
Chairman: Gérard Lopez
Manager: Christophe Galtier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 2, Europa League (Group H)
🔑 Star Man: Luiz Araújo
Generally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Luiz Araújo was born in Santa Clara do Sul, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for São Paulo in the 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in 9 appearances.