Foot Predictions shows the Ligue 1 clash on Sunday between Lorient and Lille, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Lorient will try to somehow continue its unforeseen renaissance in Ligue 1 this Sunday when it receives the champions Lille to the Stade du Moustoir.
The home team managed to add a point in the clash with Monaco last time, while Lille comes to this game after an agonizing defeat for Ajax in the Europa League.
If it weren’t for a last minute equalizer of Wissam Ben Yedder, Lorient would have enjoyed another magnificent victory over a team seeking the title in Monaco, but ended up having to settle for a point while their resurgence continues in the top flight.
Ben Yedder may have scored two goals that day, but the Lorient-shaped striker Ter Moffi also scored a double, and the 21-year-old now scores seven goals in his last eight league matches. Keeping Moffi in shape, well and shooting with all his strength will be the key for Lorient, who intend to climb further up the Ligue 1 table in the coming weeks.
Since the return of a major coronavirus outbreak, Lorient has won four and drawn two in all competitions – scoring 12 goals in the last six matches – and a victory over Lille would mark his fourth home win in the league, a feat that they last achieved in the 2007-08 campaign.
The Merlus have now placed themselves above the dotted line and are five ahead of the relegation spots, but Nantes – who are in the relegation playoff spot – are one point behind and would temporarily overtake Lorient if they beat Marseille on Saturday.
Yet, Christophe PelissierThe men of the team have already beaten Paris Saint-Germain and drew with Monaco in 2021, so there is no reason why the hosts cannot prevent another hope of title on the way, especially when the team in question has just suffered a defeat disheartening on the European stage.
Lille’s chances of advancing to the Europa League round of 16 are already seriously threatened, as the Ligue 1 leader was second best against Ajax, leader of the Eredivisie, who took a 2-1 lead in the first leg in Amsterdam.
There was a climate of controversy over the penalty that Dusan Tadic comfortably dispatched, but there is no question that Ajax was by far the strongest team that night and fully deserved both goals away from home, and Christophe Galtier understandably, he did not restrain himself at his post-game press conference.
Thursday’s defeat ended a series of eight undefeated games and six consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for Lille, with a 0-0 draw last weekend with Brest not giving up. his title hopes, but remains one point ahead of Paris Saint-Germain as Lyon and Monaco also lost ground in the glory race last weekend.
Les Dogues are at risk of going three games without a win for the first time since November, but have scored only one goal in the last seven league matches and have lost just one of the last 15 in the French top flight – winning six in a row away from home. .
Galtier’s team could lose their position before taking the field if Lyon beat Brest on Sunday, but face a Lorient team that defeated 4-0 at the start of the season, although the hosts are certainly a force to be reckoned with. be considered in 2021.
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Lorient is still waiting for his last two players affected by COVID – Paul Nardi and Vincent Le Goff – return to the action, but the latter has trained well and can return here.
There is less optimism about Nardi’s fitness, and a late call to the goalkeeper should be made tomorrow, but Matthieu Dreyer you don’t want to give up your seat anyway.
In fact, it would be a shock to see Pelissier disrupt the harmony, given the way his team has played in recent weeks.
Galtier can opt for a double change in midfield as Benjamin Andre and Xeka both came back from suspensions fulfilled in the Europa League, which means that Renato Sanches and Boubakary Soumare can make way.
Burak Yilmaz is still recovering from a calf problem, but Galtier is in trouble with his striking options despite Timothy Weah opened the scoring against Ajax.
With Yusuf Yazici not much at his best after a recent injury return, the visiting coach can give Weah an early edge alongside Jonathan David.
Possible initial Lorient lineup:
Dreyer; Delaplace, Laporte, Gravillon, Morel, Le Goff; Le Fee, Abergel, Monconduit, Wissa; Moffi
Possible initial line-up for Lille:
Maignan; Celik, Fonte, Botman, Bradaric; Ikone, Andre, Xeka, Bamba; David, Weah
Probability: Lorient 1-1 Lille
Lille haven’t kicked out many teams recently, despite their good form, and it is very difficult to bet against Lorient in the midst of an impressive turnaround. The hosts will be well rested, unlike Lille, who are certainly tired and still regretting the late defeat by Ajax, so we can see Lorient’s unbeaten record last a little longer with a draw held on Sunday.
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