Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 40 Goals 15 (37)
(39) 27 Assists 17 (26)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
28.1 Average Age 25.7
180.6 Average Height (cm) 178.4
(0.9) 1.3 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(47%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 47% (47%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Armando Mareque Out N/A
Yann Jouffre Out 6.93625
Mathieu Coutadeur Out 6.73
Arnaud Le Lan Out 6.46307692307692
Bruno Ecuele Manga Out 7.37647058823529
Rémi Mulumba Out 6.23
Player Reason Status Rating
Edouard Butin Out 6.42833333333333
Sanjin Prcic Out N/A
Pierrick Cros Out 7.19333333333333
David Sauget Out 6.60571428571428
Sébastien Roudet Out 6.69892857142857
Frédéric Duplus Out N/A
Kalilou Traoré Out 6.76818181818182
Cédric Kanté Out 7.02266666666667
Joseph Lopy Out 6.814375
Thierry Doubai Out 6.78166666666667
Loïc Poujol Out 6.84409090909091

Team News

  • Lorient are still missing a number of first-team players for the visit of Sochaux.
  • Innocent Emeghara has an ankle problem, while Yann Jouffre is absent with a heel injury.
  • Remi Mulumba is yet to recover full fitness, Arnaud Le Lan has a back complaint, and Bruno Ecuele Manga is still absent due to the knee injury he sustained on the opening weekend.
  • Mathieu Coutadeur misses out with a thigh injury, while Lucas Mareque is also sidelined as a result of a groin problem.
  • Sochaux also have a host of injury problems.
  • Yaya Banana, Cedric Kante and Pierrick Cros are all out with knee injuries, while Frederic Duplus has a thigh problem.
  • Thierry Doubai, Sanjin Prcic, Edouard Butin and Kalilou Traore will miss out once more through knee complaints, and Joseph Lopy is absent with an ankle inury.
  • David Sauget and Sebastien Roudet are both sidelined through injury, whilst Loic Poujol is banned.

Prediction

  • Lorient take on Sochaux hoping to build on their emphatic win over Marseille at the weekend.
  • Les Merlus swept past the title challengers thanks to goals from Jeremie Aliadiere, Benjamin Corgnet and Kevin Monnet-Paquet, and manager Christian Gourcuff will hope his side can replicate that kind of attacking form in front of their home fans.
  • They will attempt to do so against a Sochaux side that showed tremendous spirit to earn a 1-1 draw with Lille last time out. Les Lionceaux have been extremely resilient in recent weeks, and manager Eric Hely will look for his side to turn draws into wins as they aim to avoid relegation.
  • Expect Lorient to dominate proceedings at the Stade du Moustoir, and with Sochaux beset by fitness problems at the back, they will be disappointed if they do not take all three points from this encounter.
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