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FC Lorient face off with visiting opponents Marseille at Stade Yves Allainmat in the Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday.
All FC Lorient v Marseille match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
FC Lorient fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-3 Ligue 1 success over Reims.
In that match, FC Lorient managed 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For FC Lorient, the goals were scored by Pierre-Yves Hamel (61'), Yoane Wissa (65') and Terem Moffi (80'). Stade de Reims got 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Moreto Cassamá (15') scored for Reims.
It has been all too rare in recent games where FC Lorient haven’t conceded. The reality is that Les Merlus have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 13 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Lorient:
- have left without a victory over Marseille in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Olympiacos in Champions League competition, Marseille and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Marseille managed 50% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Olympiacos got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
In 5 of the past 6 games featuring Marseille, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell works out to a meagre 2.17, with the average goals for Les Olympiens equalling 1. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, however.
Leading up to this clash, Marseille:
- have not been beaten by FC Lorient in away games against them for the last 5 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches away from home. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 02/12/2014 shows us that FC Lorient have won 1 of these & Marseille 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Les Merlus and 12 being from Les Olympiens. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: FC Lorient
FC Lorient manager Christophe Pélissier will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this match with a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Marseille
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Marseille manager André Villas-Boas has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Dimitri Payet and Hiroki Sakai.
We feel that over the course of the game, FC Lorient will have their work cut out to find the net against this Marseille lineup who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 0-1 win for Marseille at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Yves Allainmat (18,970)
Captain: Fabien Lemoine
Chairman: Loïc Féry
Manager: Christophe Pélissier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 17
🔑 Star Player: Yoane Wissa
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Yoane Wissa was born in France. Having made a first senior appearance for Angers SCO in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.