RC Strasburg & FC Lorient meet on Match-day 15

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The Stade de La Meinau sees Sunday action as RCSA take on Lorient – 5:05pm GMT.

It’s a trip to the Stade de La Meinau for eighteenth placed RCSA on Sunday, as they take on sixth placed Lorient.

RC Strasburg arrive at this fixture, having secured 10 points so far this season

RCSA will be buoyant, following a 4-2 away win against AC Ajaccio in their last fixture.

Also, RCSA seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with seven draws in 13 matches. With 10 points, they currently sit eighteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 6 losses and 7 draws having won one game, drawn seven games, and lost six matches.

When RCSA host Lorient, they will do so on the back of four draws and three defeats on their own ground.

RC Strasburg will have 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

RCSA’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Julien Stephan, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

FC Lorient’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 27 points, going into this game

Whilst Lorient need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Merlucciidaes after losing against Paris Saint-Germain and Nice would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Also, Lorient keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 14 fixtures is astonishing this season. With a sixth position in the league and 8 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 27 points in the League having won eight fixtures, drawn three games, and lost three meetings.

Lorient’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to RCSA. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four matches, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Victory for FC Lorient would take their points tally to 30 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Lorient will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (25). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Terem Moffi (9), Dango Ouattara (5), and Ibrahima Kone (2). Lorient have conceded 20 goals.

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

RC Strasburg v FC Lorient – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels RCSA and Lorient have faced each other eight times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in RCSA’s favour (3 – 2). In addition, Lorient have not been able to over-turn RCSA on the last two matches. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Other standout players for RCSA are Habib Diallo and Lebo Mothiba with five goals and two goals respectively and for Lorient are Terem Moffi and Dango Ouattara with nine goals each.