Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 40 Goals 16 (39)
(40) 28 Assists 18 (29)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
27.9 Average Age 25.7
180.6 Average Height (cm) 178.4
(0.9) 1.3 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(47%) 44% Aerial Duel Success 47% (46%)
(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 6.92
Mathieu Coutadeur Out 6.66
Arnaud Le Lan Out 6.4
Bruno Ecuele Manga Out 7.34
Rémi Mulumba Out 6.18
Player Reason Status Rating
Edouard Butin Out 6.34
Sanjin Prcic Out N/A
Pierrick Cros Out 6.32
David Sauget Out 6.57
Sébastien Roudet Out 6.69
Frédéric Duplus Out N/A
Kalilou Traoré Out 6.74
Cédric Kanté Out 6.96
Joseph Lopy Out 6.77
Thierry Doubai Out 6.77
Loïc Poujol Out 6.79

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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