Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient and Toulouse face each other at Stade du Moustoir in what is expected to be a close Ligue 1 contest. Les Merlus aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and a triumph over Toulouse will see them stay in top ten. Ibrahima Kone is pushing for a start, while all Romain Faivre, Theo Le Bris, Enzo Le Fee, and Gedeon Kalulu are out of contention through injuries.
Les Pitchouns, meanwhile, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Lyon, but beating Lorient on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we predict that they are going to share the spoils in Sunday’s clash. Defender Mikkel Desler returns from suspension, whereas both Rafael Ratao and Brecht Dejaegere miss out with injuries. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
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.