Lorient and Stade Rennais Meet in Derby Breton

    FC Lorient vs Stade Rennais - 27/01/2023

    Lorient and Stade Rennais Meet in Derby Breton
    24/01/23 3864

    The French Ligue 1 action kicks off on the 27th of January this weekend and we have the Derby Breton to get things started between Lorient and Stade Rennais.

    The game will be played at the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir and the hosts begin the match in 7th place on 32 points while the visitors are in 5th place on 37 points.

    Lorient come into the game having defeated Bastia via a penalty shootout in the Coupe de France last weekend.

    The match ended 1-1 following goals in the second half, the first of which came from Lorient and second was the equaliser from the hosts in the 81st minute.

    Thar result means Lorient are undefeated in 3 of their last 4 competitive fixtures. They have beat Angers away in Ligue 1 and Bastia via penalties in the Coupe de France.

    There was also a draw at home with Monaco and a 3-1 defeat at Marseille, which was Lorient’s most recent Ligue 1 match.

    Trends show Lorient have won just 1 of their 9 most recent Ligue 1 clashes. Lorient have conceded goals in each of their last 8 league games and have seen over 2.5 goals in each of their last 3 Ligue 1 fixtures.

    Home form shows Lorient have failed to win any of their last 5 league games and have lost 3 of those 5 matches.

    Stade Rennais make the trip to the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Marseille in the Coupe de France. The only goal of the game was scored in the 59th minute and Stade Rennais could not find the equaliser in the final 30 minutes.

    That defeat means Stade Rennais have lost 2 of their last 3 matches in all competitions. In addition to the loss at Marseille in the cup, Stade Rennais lost 2-1 at Clermont in Ligue 1, conceding a goal in added time having had two players sent off.

    However, Stade Rennais have a good record of 13 undefeated games in their last 15 encounters in Ligue 1.

    Trends show in their 16 most recent away Ligue 1 matches Stade Rennais have seen both teams score but they have been struggling to pick up wins. In fact, Stade Rennais have won only 2 of their last 12 away Ligue 1 matches.

    Team news and Lorient will be without injured defender Julien Laporte, who has a hamstring problem.

    Stade Rennais are without the injured duo of Xeka and Martin Terrier, the latter of which is out for the remainder of the season.

    Neither team are in particularly good form when playing and home and away respectively but we expect to see both teams score in this match.

    In terms of a winner, Stade Rennais have the better overall form of the two teams and could come away with a narrow victory, with over 2.5 goals scored in total.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 2
    3.60 3.60 1.95 no no no
    2 - 1(2 - 0)
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