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The Ligue 1 match at Stade de la Beaujoire on Saturday will see home side Nantes up against opponents in FC Lorient.
View all of the Nantes v FC Lorient predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
Nantes are hoping to win again following the 0-1 Ligue 1 success against Clermont Foot.
In that game, Nantes managed 49% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Nantes was Moses Simon (48'). At the other end, Clermont Foot had 16 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Pierre Aristouy's Nantes have hit the target a sum total of 7 times in their past 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in that time is 8.
Taking a look at their past results, Nantes:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
The stats tell the story, and FC Lorient have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. In defence, FC Lorient just haven’t been too solid at all.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Lorient:
- are winless against Nantes when having played them away from home in the previous 8 matches in the league. A very poor run of away results.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 08/11/2020 tells us that Nantes have won 4 of these and FC Lorient 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 11 of them from Les Canaris and 6 belonging to Les Merlus. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 23 on 12/02/2023 when the final score was Nantes 1-0 FC Lorient.
In that game, Nantes managed 49% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Ludovic Blas (66').
At the other end, FC Lorient got 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
The referee was Mathieu Vernice.
Team News: Nantes
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Nantes boss Pierre Aristouy to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Alban Lafont (Pneumothorax) is out of contention. Bastien Meupiyou is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In our view, Les Canaris could employ a 4-2-3-1 system this time with Remy Descamps, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Eray Coemert, J. Castelletto, Quentin Merlin, Pedro Chirivella, Douglas Augusto, Matthis Abline, Florent Mollet, Moses Simon and Mostafa Mohamed.
Team News: FC Lorient
With a fully healthy group available for selection, the FC Lorient boss Régis Le Bris doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We are inclined to think that Les Merlus will likely utilise a 3-4-3 lineup using Yvon Mvogo, Montassar Talbi, Julien Laporte, Souleymane Toure, Gedeon Kalulu, Laurent Abergel, Julien Ponceau, Vincent Le Goff, Romain Faivre, Elie Kroupi and Aiyegun Tosin.
When taking everything into account, FC Lorient will do well to break down this Nantes outfit who will likely score at least once to put them ahead.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Nantes after 90 minutes.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire (35,322)
Captain: Alban Lafont
Chairman: Waldemar Kita
Manager: Pierre Aristouy
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15
⭐ Star Player: Mostafa Mohamed
Mostly played in the Striker position, Mostafa Mohamed was born in Giza, Egypt. After making a first senior appearance for Galatasaray in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in the Ligue 1 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.