Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Auguste-Delaune will host Saturday’s football game between Reims and Lorient. Reims have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season, but there were some positivities in their performance in a 2-2 draw with Rennes. Les Rouges et Blancs are desperate to record their first win of the season, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Lorient.
Les Merlus, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their five-match winless run in Ligue 1. Lorient experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss at Metz, and given their anything but good away record, we are tempted to put our money on Reims this time out. In their last encounter in a competitive match (Ligue 2) Lorient recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Reims, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Ghislain Konan):
Ghislain Konan is an Ivory Coast footballer, who plays for Stade de Reims in Ligue 1. Born in Abidjan on December 27, 1995, the pacey left-back began his senior career at his hometown club ASEC Mimosas in 2015. However, in 2016 Konan moved to Portugal, signing a deal with Vitoria de Guimaraes.
After making 44 appearances for the Portuguese outfit in Primeira Liga, he moved to Stade de Reims in 2017. Konan made his Ligue 1 debut in a 1-0 victory over Nice at Allianz Riviera. Speaking of his international career, the Stade De Reims defender made his Ivory Coast debut in a goalless draw with Mali on October 6, 2017.
The two teams faced each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Konan’s preferred foot is left and his contract with Stade de Reims should expire in June, 2022. Ghislain Konan wears No. 3 jersey at Stade de Reims.
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.