Ligue 1 – FC Lorient at home to Reims

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The Stade Yves Allainmat sees Saturday action as Lorient take on Reims – 5:00pm GMT.

It’s second v fifteenth in the League, as Lorient take on Reims on Saturday.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, FC Lorient have managed to gain 25 points

Lorient must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Brest at Stade Francis-Le Ble.

Also, another fixture and another win for Lorient, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With 25 points (8W, 1L and 1D), they are established in second position in the League having won eight fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.

When Lorient host Reims, they will do so on the back of four wins on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see FC Lorient on 28 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 21 goals (19 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Terem Moffi (8), Dango Ouattara (4), and Ibrahima Kone (2). Lorient have conceded 14 goals.

Lorient’s squad has depth, but even so, Regis Le Bris is likely to be missing five of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

Reims go into this meeting with eight points secured

Reims will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Paris Saint-Germain and also against Troyes.

Also, Reims are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded five in their last eight matches. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with eight points for a total of 1 wins, 4 losses and 5 draws having won one game, drawn five games, and lost four matches.

Reims have won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost two matches of their five League matches on the road this season.

Reims will have 11 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Injury and illness have depleted Will Still’s Reims and they will likely be missing six key personnel for Saturday’s match.

FC Lorient v Reims – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Lorient and Reims have faced each other 20 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lorient’s favour (10 – 4). Also, the Stade Yves Allainmat has proven to be something of a fortress for Lorient, where they have won all last four matches. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Reims took all three points winning 1-2 away.

Players to watch

For Lorient, Terem Moffi is one of the top performing players after having scoredeight goals in 10 League fixtures this season, while Folarin Balogun is a top performing player who has scoredsix goals in 10 League fixtures this campaign for Reims.

Other standout players for Lorient are Terem Moffi and Dango Ouattara with eight goals both and for Reims are Folarin Balogun and Junya Ito with six goals each.