Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 35 Goals 21 (30)
(39) 24 Assists 14 (18)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
29 Average Age 27.1
179.1 Average Height (cm) 181.4
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(47%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 54% (51%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.3)
(1.3) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Armando Mareque Out N/A
Alain Traoré Out 7.25
Mathieu Coutadeur Out 6.73
Arnaud Le Lan Out 6.46
Yann Jouffre Out 6.94
Bruno Ecuele Manga Out 7.38
Player Reason Status Rating
Nicolas Fauvergue Out 6.36

Team News

  • Lorient are set to be without Alain Traore - who netted in the win over Saint-Etienne - after the midfielder sustained an ankle injury.
  • Yann Jouffre is absent with a heel injury, while Arnaud Le Lan has a back complaint.
  • 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, and Lucas Mareque is also still on the sidelines.
  • Reims do not have much in the way of injury worries ahead of their trip to Lille.
  • Nicolas Fauvergue remains out with an ankle injury, but manager Hubert Fournier should be able to choose from a near fully fit squad.

Prediction

  • Lorient take on Reims hoping to maintain their push for a top three finish with another fine victory.
  • The Bretons moved within five points of third placed Marseille last weekend with an impressive 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne, and they can keep that momentum going with another triumph over the struggling visitors.
  • Reims have still yet to taste victory since their October victory over Nice, however the recently promoted side have shown some signs of life recently, and were unlucky not to take all three points against 2011 champions Lille last time out.
  • Profligacy in front of goal was the main reason for Reims' failure to take all three points last weekend, and they will need to improve up front if they are to defeat a Lorient that has lost only once at home this term.
  • Expect Les Merlus to continue their fine form at the Stade du Moustoir, and although Reims have improved in the past few weeks, they are unlikely to have enough to overcome Christian Gourcuff.
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