Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient will be aiming to secure yet another Ligue 1 survival with a win over rock-bottom Bordeaux on the penultimate day of the season. Les Merlus failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Olympique Marseille, but they are surely capable of matching les Girondins on Matchday 37. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but forward Stephane Diarra remains in the recovery room.
Bordeaux, on the other hand, are having a season to forget, with the team failing to secure the elite division survival. Considering that the hosts are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash, away win should be considered. As for the home team, all Stian Gregersen, Danylo Ignatenko, Issouf Sissokho, Alberth Elis, and Timothee Pembele are sidelined with injuries. In the first half of the season the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Mexer):
Edson Andre Sitoe “Mexer”, who was born in Maputo, Mozambique on September 8, 1988, began his senior career at Desportivo Maputo and he scored three goals in 97 appearances for the club. Mexer played for his home-town club from 2006 to 2010 and in the winter of 2010 he joined Portuguese side Sporting for a fee of €173,000.
The Mozambique centre-back was quickly loaned to Olhanense and it has to be noted that he made 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club in the league. In 2012 he was sold to fellow Portuguese outfit Nacional and after playing 57 league games for the club, Mexer moved to France. The 187-cm-tall footballer signed a contract with Rennes in January, 2014 and he has been playing for les Rouges et Noirs ever since.
Mexer made his debut for Mozambique national team in 2007 and he represented Os Mambas at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his first goal for Mozambique in a 5-0 win over South Sudan in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
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.