Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After holding Lyon to a goalless draw at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lorient will look to return to winning ways in the Ligue 1 when they welcome Troyes to their Stade du Moustoir on Matchday 27. Les Merlus have been having their ups and downs of late, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Both Julien Laporte and Yvon Mvogo are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Meanwhile, the visitors showed character in a 2-2 draw with Monaco as Ike Ugbo scored a late equalizer to save one point, but seeing that Troyes struggle on the travels, we are going to bet on the home team this time out. Both Florian Tardieu and Karim Azamoum are out of contention through injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the away team.
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.