Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(46) 33 Goals 40 (56)
(28) 13 Assists 26 (39)
(6.5) 6.6 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27.7 Average Age 28.1
181.7 Average Height (cm) 181.2
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.3 (0.9)
(53%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 46% (47%)
(0.7) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Jerome Rothen Out 7.01
François Marque Out 6.18
Yannick Cahuzac Out 6.83
Yassin El Azzouzi Out 6
Sylvain Marchal Doubtful 6.66
Gilles Cioni Doubtful 6.56
Ilan Araujo Doubtful 6.27
Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Armando Mareque Out N/A
Bruno Ecuele Manga Out 7.38
Mathieu Coutadeur Out 6.73
Arnaud Le Lan Out 6.46
Maxime Baca Out 6.79
Rémi Mulumba Out 6.23
Lamine Gassama Out 6.84
Wesley Lautoa Out 7.01
Yann Jouffre Doubtful 6.94

Team News

  • Bastia are set to be without a number of key players
  • Jerome Rothen is a doubt with a thigh injury, while Sylvain Marchal is also struggling with a similar concern.
  • Giles Cioni has a groin injury, whilst Ilan and Yassin El Azzouzi are yet to return to full fitness.
  • Sambou Yatabare, Julian Palmieri and Jeremy Choplin all return from suspension, but Francois Marque is banned after being sent off at Brest. Yannick Cahuzac also serves a one game suspension.
  • Lorient go into the game with a huge list of absentees.
  • Lamine Gassama and Wesley Lautoa are both suspended, Arnaud Le Lan has a knee injury and Maxime Baca is out with a thigh strain.
  • Remi Mulumba misses out after picking up a knock in training, while Yann Jouffre is struggling with a groin injury.
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga is still out after rupturing knee ligaments against Paris Saint-Germain in the opening game.
  • Mathieu Coutadeur is unavailable for at least the next three months with an ankle injury.
  • Lucas Mareque is set for a long stint on the sidelines due to a knee problem, but Alain Traore and Maxime Barthelme are both back after recovering from injuries.

Prediction

  • Bastia welcome Lorient to Corsica hoping to arrest a slide that threatens to pull them into the relegation mire.
  • Frederic Hantz's succumbed to a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brest last weekend, a result which leaves them just two points clear of the drop zone.
  • The islanders have now conceded 32 goals this term, and they will need to defend much better this Saturday if they are to come away with anything against a Lorient team that remains a potent attacking force despite a slew of injuries to key players.
  • Expect the likes of Wahbi Khazri, Florian Thauvin and Benjamin Corgnet to play a big role in what should be a very open contest, and with neither team possessing a solid defence, a draw is perhaps the most likely outcome.
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