Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Strasbourg and Lorient go head to head in the relegation six-pointer at Stade de la Meinau on the last day of the season. Le Racing recorded a very important 2-0 win at Nice at the weekend, and, as a result, they are on the right track to secure the survival. Considering that Strasbourg are one point away from meeting the goal, we are positive that they will adopt a cautious approach in Sunday’s clash.
Jean-Eudes Aholou is banned for the hosts, while all Idriss Saadi, Abdul Majeed Waris, Mohamed Simakan, and Lebo Mothiba are out of contention with injuries. Les Merlus, on the other hand, should be happy with one point from the game as well as relegation-threatened Brest take on PSG on Matchday 38. A close encounter is on the cards at Stade de la Meinau, and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on draw. All Boisgard, Delaplace, Ilori, Fontaine, and Saunier are injured for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Kenny Lala):
Born on the 3rd of October, 1991, Kenny Lala is a professional footballer who plays for Strasbourg. Lala started his youth career with local amateur club ES Parisienne and spent four years developing with the club before being recruited by Paris FC in 2008.
Two years later, the French left-back signed his first professional contract with PFC and made his senior debut on the 14th of September, 2010, in a league game against Strasbourg Alsace. The following season, Lala joined Valenciennes and made his Ligue 1 one debut on the 6th of November, 2011, featuring in the club's 1-1 draw with Stade Rennais.
Following successful spells at the Athenians and then at RC Lens, the 28 years old signed for Strasbourg in 2017 on a contract that that is set to expire in 2021. On the International front, Lala has never represented France at any youth level and is yet to get called-up to its senior 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.