Ligue 1 – Lyon to face FC Lorient on Match-day 8

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Next Saturday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 8 of the Ligue 1, we will see Lyon play Lorient at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Saturday’s clash at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais- sees fifth placed Lorient, travel to sixth-placed Lyon in the Ligue 1.

Lyon’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 11 points this season

It was three points secured for Lyon in their last fixture, beating Troyes 3-1 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four matches is astonishing this season. Their position is sixth in the League, and they have 11 points having won three fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost two games.

Lyon have won two meetings and drawn two games of their four League matches at home this season.

Victory for Lyon would take their points tally to 14 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Lyon have a good scoring record this season, with 12 netted so far (11 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Moussa Dembele (4), Lucas Paqueta (4), and Jason Denayer (1). Lyon have a poor defensive record so far, having conceded 11 goals in their previous fixtures.

It is likely that four key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Peter Bosz and his Lyon team.

FC Lorient’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 12 points, going into this game

Lorient come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Nice 1-0 at the Stade Yves Allainmat.

The key to rising above the rest in the Ligue 1 is to build a steady momentum throughout the season. This is what Lorient have achieved, with no defeats in four meetings. With 12 points, they are established in fifth in the League having won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.

Lorient will travel to Lyon with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with three darts.

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

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

Lyon v FC Lorient – Head-to-Head.

Lyon and Lorient have faced each other 30 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lyon’s favour (16 – 6). In addition, Lorient have tasted defeat against Lyon in thirteen out of the last 20 meetings with them. The last time both teams met in this competition was May 2021, when Lyon walked away as 4-1 winners. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Saturday is 55.56%.

Lyon’s win probability is 72.99 percent in this game.