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Ligue 1 – Match-day 5: FC Lorient v Lille

FC Lorient vs. Lille

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Friday at the Stade Yves Allainmat, as Lorient host Lille in the Ligue 1.

This clash sees tenth play seventh, as struggling Lille visit the Stade Yves Allainmat to face Lorient.

FC Lorient face his opponents with equal points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter

Lorient drew 2-2 when they visited RC Lens, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Montpellier, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Lorient are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded one in their last one game. They currently stand seventh in the League, with five points having won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost one game.

When Lorient host Lille, they will do so on the back of one victory on their own ground.

A win in this fixture would take FC Lorient’s points to 8 in the League.

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

Lille face their opponents, equal on points, both teams will doubtless be keen to make progress

Lille will be buoyant, following a 2-1 home win against Montpellier in their last fixture.

Another match and another win for Lille, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. With five points, they currently sit tenth in the League having won one game, drawn two matches, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Lille have drawn two games.

Winning this fixture will see Lille on 8 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lille will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (6). Their stand out attacking players have been Burak Yilmaz (2), Botman Sven (1), and Jonathan David (1). Jocelyn Gourvennec will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with nine goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Going into Friday’s game, Jocelyn Gourvennec without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

FC Lorient v Lille – Head-to-Head.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Lille with a greater number of wins. In the last 28 meetings, they have enjoyed 14 victories, to Lorient’s seven wins. Additionally, on the road, Lille are unbeaten against Lorient in four matches. February 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Les Dogues took all three points winning 1-4. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Friday is 55.87%.

The probability of a Lille win is 45.45 percent.

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