Troyes v FC Lorient: Ligue 1 Match-day 12

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Stade de l’Aube sees Sunday action as Troyes take on Lorient – 3:00pm GMT.

Lorient, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in second place and 11 places above thirteenth placed Troyes, going into the clash.

Troyes go into this fixture with 12 points secured

Following a 1-1 draw against AC Ajaccio, Troyes will be hoping for more.

Also, Troyes are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded two in their last three meetings. Their position is thirteenth in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 3W, 5L and 3D having won three meetings, drawn three games, and lost five matches.

Troyes have won one game, drawn three matches, and lost one game of their five League matches at home this season.

Troyes will have 15 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Troyes, in terms of goals scored (19). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Mama Balde (5), Florian Tardieu (3), and Wilson Odobert (3). Troyes’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with 22 goals conceded in their last fixtures. This is an issue that Bruno Irles urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

It is likely that two key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Bruno Irles and his Troyes team.

FC Lorient’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 26 points, going into this game

Lorient drew 0-0 when they visited Reims, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Brest, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Also, Lorient keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last seven meetings is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 26 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 8 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws having won eight games, drawn two matches, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Lorient have won four matches, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Winning this fixture will see FC Lorient on 29 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 21 goals (19 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Terem Moffi (8), Dango Ouattara (4), and Ibrahima Kone (2). Lorient have conceded 14 goals.

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

Troyes v FC Lorient – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels both clubs have already met each other 19 times with the tally being eight wins and five draws for Troyes. In addition, the last 12 games against Lorient have resulted in six wins for Troyes. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Other players of note for Troyes are Florian Tardieu and Wilson Odobert with three goals and three goals respectively and for Lorient are Terem Moffi and Dango Ouattara with eight goals each.