Ligue 1 – Match-day 2: FC Lorient v Lyon

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Ligue 1 action on Wednesday as Lorient and Lyon meet at the Stade Yves Allainmat – 7:00pm GMT.

This clash sees sixth placed Lorient, welcome fourth placed Lyon to the Stade Yves Allainmat.

FC Lorient have so far accrued 10 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Lorient must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to AC Ajaccio at Stade Francois Coty.

Also, Lorient keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five fixtures is astonishing this season. With 10 points (3W, 1L and 1D), they are established in sixth position in the League having won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Lorient have won one game.

Victory for FC Lorient would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Lorient, in terms of goals scored (8). Their stand out attacking players have been Vito Mannone, Igor Silva, and Montassar Talbi. Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Lorient so far, having conceded 8 goals in their last games so far.

Lorient’s squad will likely be depleted of six of their key players when they start on Wednesday, due to injury or illness.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Lyon achieve 13 points

With two wins in a row under his belt, Peter Bosz takes his Lyon team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, Lyon keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. They currently stand fourth in the League, with 13 points for a total of 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won four games and drawn one game.

Playing away from home, Lyon have drawn one game.

A victory for Lyon would put them on 16 points.

A solid defensive team

Lyon have shown a good defensive performance, having only conceded four goals in their previous fixtures. Lyon have delivered goals in spades this season, largely down to the key attacking force of Alexandre Lacazette (1), Tete (1), and Anthony Lopes.

Lyon may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

FC Lorient v Lyon – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lyon with a greater number of wins. In the last 32 meetings, they have enjoyed 17 victories, to Lorient’s six wins. Additionally, Lyon have been hugely successful away to Lorient of late, winning 20 meetings times in the last thirteen. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-4 away win for Lyon.

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