Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient play host to Auxerre at their Stade du Moustoir on day 25 of the 2022/2023 Ligue 1 campaign. Les Merlus aim to build on a 3-0 win over Ajaccio, and a triumph over Auxerre will see them move closer to the playoffs berth. With no fresh injury worries to report, head coach Regis Le Bris is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed L’ours at the weekend, but all Yoann Cathline, Bonke Innocent, and Julien Laporte remain in the recovery room.
Christophe Pelissier’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyon, but given their poor away record (1-2-9), we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. All Julian Jeanvier, Elisha Owusu, and Kays Ruiz-Atil should miss out for the visiting team through different reasons.
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.