Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient will look to put an end to their three-game winless run in Ligue 1 when they face Metz at their Stade du Moustoir on Matchday 13. Les Merlus have been struggling in front of goal of late, but this will be a good opportunity for the hosts to get back on course. The likes of Ayman Kari, Aiyegun Tosin, Loris Mouyokolo, Dembo Sylla, Benjamin Mendy, Bamba Dieng, and Quentin Boisgard are all out of contention with injuries.
Les Grenats, on the other hand, did well to beat Nantes at home before the international break, but given their ups and downs on the road, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from Sunday’s clash. In their last meeting at the venue Lorient defeated Metz thanks to Dango Ouattara’s goal and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. The visitors will be without Sabaly, Estupinan, Lo, and Maiga in the round 13 clash.
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.