Ligue 1 – Match-day 16: Troyes v FC Lorient

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Wednesday at Stade de l’Aube, as Troyes host Lorient in the Ligue 1.

This clash sees fifteenth play seventeenth, as struggling Lorient visit Stade de l’Aube to face Troyes.

Troyes go into this game with 13 points secured

If Troyes’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 1-0 at Olympique de Marseille and 0-1 at Saint-Étienne.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and three losses for Troyes seems very relevant. They currently stand seventeenth in the League, with 13 points for a total of 3 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws having won three meetings, drawn four matches, and lost eight games.

Playing at home, Troyes have won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost three fixtures.

A win in this fixture, would take Troyes’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.

Troyes’s squad has depth, but even so, Laurent Batlles is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Wednesday’s game.

FC Lorient arrive at this fixture, having secured 15 points so far this season

Whilst Lorient need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Merlucciidaes after losing against Rennes and Angers SCO would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Also, Lorient have a huge task to over-turn their opponents in this match, having already lost four matches this season. Their position is fifteenth in the League and they have 15 points, that is, 3W, 6L and 6D having won three meetings, drawn six matches, and lost six fixtures.

Lorient’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Troyes. In the 8 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far drawn four fixtures and lost four matches.

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

It is likely that five key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Christophe Pelissier and his Lorient team.

Troyes v FC Lorient – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have previously played each other 17 times with the tally being seven victories and four draws for Troyes. Also, Lorient have been hugely successful away to Troyes of late, winning 12 games times in the last six. October 2019 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Troyes took all three points winning 0-1 away- it’s a 59.17% likelihood that both sides will score again on Wednesday.

Troyes to win – odds are 42.37 percent in favour.

Other standout players for Troyes are Mama Balde and Yoann Touzghar with three goals and two goals respectively and for Lorient are Armand Lauriente and Terem Moffi with four goals both.

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