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FC Lorient v Clermont Foot: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 9

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The Stade Yves Allainmat sees Sunday action as Lorient take on Cleermont – 3:00pm GMT.

Cleermont will travel to Lorient, as fifteenth plays sixth in the table.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, FC Lorient have managed to gain 13 points

Following a 1-1 draw against Lyon, Lorient will be hoping for more.

It comes as no surprise that Lorient have risen up the table this season, following a run of five matches without loss. With 13 points, they currently sit sixth in the League having won three games, drawn four meetings, and lost one game.

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

Victory for FC Lorient would take their points tally to 16 so far this season.

Christophe Pelissier will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Lorient players.

Clermont Foot’s campaign so far has seen them accrue nine points this season

Cleermont have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Pascal Gastien will be keen to turn around in this fixture.

Draw, lose, repeat, it’s a recurring pattern for Cleermont this season, as they have failed to secure a win now in six games. With nine points, they are established in fifteenth in the League having won two matches, drawn three meetings, and lost three meetings.

Playing away from home, Cleermont have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two games.

A victory for Clermont Foot would put them on 12 points.

Pascal Gastien could be missing up to seven of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

FC Lorient v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Head.

Lorient and Cleermont have faced each other 12 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lorient’s favour (6 – 3). Additionally, Cleermont have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Lorient in six out of the past 11 matches with them. The last time both teams met in this competition was February 2020, when FC Lorient walked away as 0-1 winners. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (59.52%) so it should be an entertaining match.

For this game, Lorient’s win probability is currently 40.32 percent.

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