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FC Lorient play host to visiting club Nice at Stade Yves Allainmat in the Ligue 1 clash on Wednesday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Lorient v Nice, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Lorient head into this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Ligue 1 drawn game vs Reims.
In that match, FC Lorient managed 57% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Stade de Reims got 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Over their prior six games, Christophe Pélissier's FC Lorient have hit the target a combined total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Their previous form shows that FC Lorient:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Nice in their last 2 matches.
- haven't won against Nice in their previous 8 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
In their previous fixture, Nice drew 2-2 in the Ligue 1 tie with Monaco.
In that game, Nice managed 49% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Nice, the scorers were Andy Delort (51') and Hicham Boudaoui (73'). For their opponents, AS Monaco FC got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Aleksandr Golovin (39') and Wissam Ben Yedder (77') scored for Monaco.
A series of dependable displays by the Nice defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. Over that same period of time, their forwards have scored 15. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through here, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Nice:
- haven't been defeated by FC Lorient in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings dating back to 23/01/2016 tells us that FC Lorient have won 1 of these games & Nice 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 of them from Les Merlus and 9 being from Les Aiglons. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league meeting between the two was Ligue 1 match day 29 on 14/03/2021 when it ended FC Lorient 1-1 Nice.
On that occasion, FC Lorient had 49% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Yoane Wissa (66').
At the other end, Nice had 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Myziane Maolida (58') was the scorer.
The referee was Ruddy Buquet.
Team News: FC Lorient
Loris Mouyokolo (Sprained Ankle) and Jérémy Morel (Muscle Injury) are unavailable for FC Lorient gaffer Christophe Pélissier.
Team News: Nice
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there is only the one fitness issue for the Nice boss Christophe Galtier to contend with. Alexis Claude-Maurice (Fibula Fracture) won’t be in action.
In our view, FC Lorient will do well to breach the defence of this Nice outfit who will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re going for a 0-1 winning margin for Nice at full-time.
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
🔑 Star Man: Terem Moffi
Normally taking up the Striker position, Terem Moffi was born in Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Riteriai in the 2019 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 6 appearances.