Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(34) 24 Goals 38 (62)
(26) 18 Assists 26 (41)
(6.4) 6.5 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
27.5 Average Age 29.2
177.6 Average Height (cm) 182.6
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(49%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 52% (50%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Grégory Bourillon Out 6.82
Sigamary Diarra Out 6.22
Julien Quercia Out 6.51
Jérémie Aliadière Out 6.28
Cheick Doukoure Out N/A
Sebastián Dubarbier Doubtful 5.82
Player Reason Status Rating
Rémy Vercoutre Out 6.88
Yannis Tafer Out N/A
Dejan Lovren Doubtful 6.74

Team News

  • After the 4-0 defeat to Montpellier it won’t be a surprise to see Christian Gourcuff make a couple of changes.
  • Lamine Kone has recovered from injury and could return to partner Ecuele-Manga in defence.
  • Innocent Emeghara will fight with Joel Campbell to partner Gilles Sunu upfront.
  • Gourcuff is still without Jeremie Aliadiere, Gregory Bourillon, Sebastian Dubarbier, Sigi Diarra, and Julien Quercia all through injury.
  • Lyon’s only injury doubt is Dejan Lovren, after the defender dropped out at the last moment against Toulouse and missed the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb.
  • Ederson and Michel Bastos are likely to start and Yoann Gourcuff could find himself on the bench again.
  • Lisandro Lopez should start upfront in place of Bafetimbi Gomis, although the Frenchman’s four goals against Zagreb will give him a chance of starting.

Prediction

  • The Lorient express seems to have come off the rails recently. The huge defeat to Montpellier will still be hurting as they welcome Lyon to the Stade du Moustoir on Sunday night. Christian Gourcuff will need to have his charges at their best to get anything from this game.
  • Since Lisandro Lopez came back, Lyon have been at their best. Wins over Auxerre and Toulouse and the sensational turnaround to get to the last 16 of the Champions League means Les Merlus must beware!
  • This is the 15th time these teams have met in Ligue 1. Lyon have the edge with nine victories, though oals from Kevin Gameiro and Lynel Kitambala led Lorient to a 2-0 victory last season.
  • The season before it was Lyon that left with the points as goals from Lisandro Lopez and a Kim Kallstrom double led Les Gones to a 3-1 victory. Lorient had taken the lead through Pierre Ducasse in the first half.
  • WHOSCORED.COM Predicts: Lyon win 2-1
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