Lorient, currently sitting seventh, host fifth placed Nice on Wednesday.
FC Lorient’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain nine points, going into this game
Whilst a disappointing 0-0 draw against Reims in their last game, is not the worst result they could have experienced, Lorient will be keen to improve the result in this fixture.
Lorient have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With seventh, they currently sit nine points in the League having won two matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.
Lorient have won two matches of their two League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take FC Lorient’s points from 9 to 12, so far this season.
Christophe Pelissier could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Wednesday.
Nice have so far accrued 10 points in this season of the Ligue 1
With Christophe Galtier’s men stubbornly held to a 2-2 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.
Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four meetings is astonishing this season. With 10 points, they are established in fifth in the League having won three fixtures and drawn two games.
Playing away from home, Nice have won two matches.
A victory for Nice would put them on 13 points.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring average of 12 goals (10 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Kasper Dolberg (4), Amine Gouiri (4), and Andy Delort (2). Not many teams would want to be labelled as defensive, but to win games, you must first not concede. This has been the hallmark of Nice’s success, with only conceded two goals so far.
Christophe Galtier will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Nice players.
FC Lorient v Nice – Head-to-Head.
The recent form between these two sides has seen Nice with a greater number of wins. In the last 25 meetings, they have enjoyed 11 victories, to Lorient’s six wins. In addition, Nice have won all seven of the last 12 fixtures played against Lorient. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. The likelihood of both sides finding the net again in the Stade Yves Allainmat is rated at 57.8%.
The probability of a Nice win is 44.44 percent.