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FC Lorient arrive at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home team Reims.
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Reims prepare for this game following on from a 2-2 Ligue 1 drawn match vs Rennes.
In that match, Reims managed 27% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Reims, the scorers were Yunis Abdelhamid (11') and Boulaye Dia (66'). Stade Rennais FC got 18 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Raphinha (24') and Damien Da Silva (37') scored for Rennes.
Reims have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, Les rouges et blancs have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 7.
Their prior results show that Reims:
- haven't won against FC Lorient in their last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to FC Metz in Ligue 1 action, FC Lorient and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, FC Lorient had 43% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for FC Lorient was Pierre-Yves Hamel (36'). On the other side, FC Metz had 16 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Ibrahima Niane (44', 59', 64') was the scorer for FC Metz.
FC Lorient have had no problems opening up opposition defences in their most recent fixtures, having scored 9 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Les Merlus have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Coming into this fixture, FC Lorient are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes going back to 20/09/2014 tells us that Reims have won 2 of these games and FC Lorient 4, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them from Les rouges et blancs and 9 being from Les Merlus. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
Team News: Reims
Reims boss David Guion doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: FC Lorient
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, FC Lorient boss Christophe Pélissier has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
Our feeling is that FC Lorient will need to push hard to see themselves scoring against this Reims side who should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Our tip is therefore for a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Reims at full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune (21,029)
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Caillot
Manager: David Guion
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
⭐ Key Player: Boulaye Dia
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Boulaye Dia was born in Oyonnax, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Stade de Reims in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 5 appearances.