It’s a trip to the Stade Pierre Mauroy for eighth placed Lille on Saturday, as they take on nineteenth placed Lorient.
Lille have so far accrued 28 points in this season of the Ligue 1
Lille will take a huge positive from their recent 2-3 win against Bordeaux at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums.
Also, it comes as no surprise that Lille have risen up the table this season, following a run of seven matches without loss. Now they have 7 matches won, 5 games lost and 7 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 28 points having won seven fixtures, drawn seven games, and lost five meetings.
Playing at home, Lille have won four games, drawn four matches, and lost one game.
A victory for Lille would put them on 31 points.
Lille may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Struggling FC Lorient go to the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Saturday and hope for a positive result
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Christophe Pelissier’s Lorient, having drawn away to Paris Saint-Germain, which itself followed a loss to FC Metz. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.
Also, when you suffer seven defeats in the last eight matches, it should come as no surprise that your team is very much struggling at the bottom of the League. But that is the situation that Lorient find themselves in. They currently stand nineteenth in the League, with 16 points for a total of 3 wins, 9 losses and 7 draws having won three matches, drawn seven meetings, and lost nine fixtures.
Lorient have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having drawn four games and lost six games of their 10 League matches on the road this season.
Winning this fixture will see FC Lorient on 19 points.
It is likely that four key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Christophe Pelissier and his Lorient team.
Lille v FC Lorient – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Lille and Lorient have faced each other 29 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lille’s favour (14 – 8). In addition, home advantage has clearly been a huge positive factor for Lille in this fixture, as they have not lost to Lorient on the last four games. The last time both teams met in this competition was September 2021, when Les Dogues walked away as 2-1 winners.
Lille to win – odds are 64.94 percent in favour.
Other standout players for Lille are Burak Yilmaz and Benjamin Andre with five goals and two goals respectively and for Lorient are Armand Lauriente and Thomas Monconduit with four goals both.