Ligue 1 Action at the Stade Yves Allainmat – FC Lorient face Nantes

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Ligue 1 action on Sunday as Lorient and Nantes meet at the Stade Yves Allainmat – 3:00pm GMT.

When Nantes visit the Stade Yves Allainmat they will be sat in thirteenth place in the League. Lorient, currently 16 will face an up-hill battle to handle the visitors.

FC Lorient’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 15 points this season

If Lorient’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 2-0 at Troyes and 0-2 at Rennes.

Also, with an unfortunate Lorient that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Christophe Pelissier’s men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With a sixteenth position in the league and 3 wins, 7 losses and 6 draws, they currently have 15 points in the League having won three matches, drawn six games, and lost seven matches.

Playing at home, Lorient have won three fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost two games.

A win in this fixture would take FC Lorient’s points to 18 in the League.

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.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Nantes achieve 19 points

Time will tell, whether Nantes’s recent run of poor form is about to change. However Antoine Kombouare will be keen to turn his season around with this game, following the recent defeat to Olympique de Marseille, which followed a disappointing 1-1 draw against Lille.

Also, draw, lose, repeat, it’s a recurring pattern for Nantes this season, as The Yellow House have failed to secure a win now in five meetings. Now they have 5 matches won, 7 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of 19 points having won five games, drawn four matches, and lost seven fixtures.

Nantes now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won one game, drawn three games, and lost four fixtures matches on the road.

Winning this fixture will see Nantes on 22 points.

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

FC Lorient v Nantes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Nantes with a greater number of wins. In the last 23 meetings, they have enjoyed 11 victories, to Lorient’s six wins. Also, the last 20 meetings against Nantes have resulted in ten wins for Lorient.

Nantes to win – odds are 38.46 percent in favour.

Other standout players for Lorient are Armand Lauriente and Terem Moffi with four goals both and for Nantes are Randal Kolo Muani and Andrei with four goals and three goals respectively.

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