Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Angers and Lorient go head to head at Stade Raymond-Kopa on day 17 of the 2022/2023 Ligue 1 campaign. Angers aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Ajaccio, but they face a difficult task in Sunday’s football match. Les Scoistes are stuck at the bottom with only eight points on their account, and given their dreadful losing run in the French top flight, home win should not be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but all Bentaleb, Amadou, Fofana, Kalla, and Eneme-Ella remain in the recovery room.
Meanwhile, les Merlus suffered a dip in form, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last five league fixtures. Since Lorient are desperate to get back on course as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo and midfielder Theo Le Bris are injured for the away team.
Highlighted Team (Lorient):
Founded back in 1926, Lorient is a French football club that competes in Ligue 1. Les Merlus have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the Coupe de France in the 2001/02 season. In the title game, Lorient defeated Bastia thanks to Jean-Claude Darcheville’s goal.
The same season les Merlus made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Bordeaux proved to be a big catch (0-3) for them in the title game. Lorient welcome their rivals at Stade du Moustoir, the stadium which can hold up to 16,392 spectators. The colour of the team’s home shirt is orange with a little black on it, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2002/03 season Lorient represented France in European competitions.
Les Merlus, though, failed to impress on their debut in the UEFA Cup as they were beaten by Denizlispor in the round 1 double-header.