Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Raymond-Kopa will host Sunday’s Ligue 1 game between Angers and Lorient. Angers aim to build on a 3-1 win over Lens, and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Lorient. Les Scoistes have been producing much better displays on the travels than on home soil of late, but bookies still see them as favourites to win the Stade Raymond-Kopa clash. Les Merlus, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous three league fixtures.
Lorient do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of Sunday’s clash, and given Angers’ display in the triumph over Lens, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that the likes of Homawoo, Mendes, Morel, Saunier, Monconduit, and Delaplace have all been struggling with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Angelo Fulgini):
Angelo Fulgini is a French footballer who plays for Angers in Ligue as a midfielder. Fulgini played for the likes of AS de Saint-Paul-en-Foret, FC Vidauban, SC Douai and Valenciennes during his youth career and he continued playing for the Athenians at senior level.
After scoring eight goals in 80 appearances for Valenciennes from 2015 to 2017, he moved to Angers before the start of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Stade Raymond-Kopa. Angelo Fulgini scored his first ever goal for les Scoistes on August 6, 2017 in a 2-2 draw with Bordeaux. Despite being born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on August 20, 1996, the Angers midfielder represents France on the international stage.
Angelo Fulgini has 3 caps for the France U21 team, while making 15 appearances for the U19 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is uses as both right-back and right midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.