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FC Lorient will take to the pitch with visiting rivals Monaco at Stade Yves Allainmat in this Ligue 1 game on Sunday.
View all of the FC Lorient v Monaco predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
FC Lorient will be wanting a better result here following a 3-0 Ligue 1 defeat last time out to Havre AC.
In that match, FC Lorient managed 56% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Havre AC had 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Daler Kuzyaev (52'), Nabil Alioui (70') and Nolan Mbemba (96') scored for Havre AC.
It’s been seldom in recent times that FC Lorient have shown defensive steel. The reality is that FC Lorient have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals on the way. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their prior results show that FC Lorient:
- have not registered a win against Monaco in their last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Monaco will come into the clash after a 3-0 Ligue 1 win with the downing of RC Lens in their most recent outing.
In that match, Monaco managed 52% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Monaco, the goalscorers were Wilfried Singo (24'), Aleksandr Golovin (36') and Guillermo Maripán (59'). For their opponents, Lens had 12 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Showing their appetite for high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 23 times in the prior six matches in which Monaco have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.83 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have managed 9 from this total.
Pre-game facts show that Monaco:
- have not beaten FC Lorient when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes going back to 06/01/2021 shows that FC Lorient have won 1 of these & Monaco 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 of them from Les Merlus and 12 for Les Rouge et Blanc. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league encounter between the two was Ligue 1 match day 31 on 16/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Monaco 3-1 FC Lorient.
That day, Monaco managed 46% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Krépin Diatta (14'), Aleksandr Golovin (28') and Kevin Volland (55').
At the other end, FC Lorient had 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Ibrahima Koné (86') was the scorer.
The referee was Bastien Dechepy.
Team News: FC Lorient
The FC Lorient boss Régis Le Bris will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
We are thinking that Les Merlus look set to use the 3-4-3 formation for this one, handing starts to Yvon Mvogo, Souleymane Toure, Julien Laporte, Montassar Talbi, Gedeon Kalulu, Laurent Abergel, Julien Ponceau, Vincent Le Goff, Romain Faivre, Elie Kroupi and Aiyegun Tosin.
Team News: Monaco
Monaco manager Adi Hütter has not got a full squad to pick from. Breel Embolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Edan Diop (Foot Injury) and Eliesse Ben Seghir (Hip Injury) won’t be making appearances.
There’s a good chance that Les Rouge et Blanc could decide to elect for a 3-4-3 lineup using Philipp Koehn, Wilfried Singo, Guillermo Maripan, Soungoutou Magassa, Vanderson, Denis Zakaria, Youssouf Fofana, Caio Henrique, Takumi Minamino, Wissam Ben Yedder and Aleksandr Golovin.
FC Lorient will manage to breach the defence of this Monaco side, but one goal may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re going for a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Monaco at the end of this one. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Yves Allainmat (18,500)
Captain: Laurent Abergel
Chairman: Loïc Féry
Manager: Régis Le Bris
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11