Lorient 2-1-4, Olympique de Marseille 3-3-1
10/24/10 11 am
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Lorient is hosting Olympique de Marseille at Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir in round 8 in the French Ligue 1.
After only 1 win in their first 6 games of the season, Lorient has finally won another game last weekend. Lorient was playing against Reims on the road in that game, and they were the better team in that game with 54% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Lorient was playing well in this game, and they have deservedly won this match 1-3. Wissa is the leading goalscorer for Lorient with 4 goals, while Hamel added 3 goals and 2 assists. Saunier, Le Goff, and Marveaux are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Lorient has been solid offensively in this match with 12 scored goals in 7 games while conceding 14 goals. Lorient is in 17th place in the standings with 7 points. Lorient is the newcomer to Ligue 1, and they are outside the relegation zone for now, but it’s still early in the season. There are enough bad teams in Ligue 1, which means Lorient has a decent shot at staying in Ligue 1.
Marseille has lost only 1 game so far this season in Ligue 1, but they already have 3 draws. With 12 points, 10 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals, Marseille is in 6th place in Ligue 1 standings. Earlier this week, Marseille was playing in the Champions League, and they lost to Olympiacos on the road. In their last Ligue 1 match, Marseille was playing against Bordeaux at home, and they have had 55% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Marseille has won this match 3-1. Thauvin has scored 3 goals and added 4 assists for Marseille so far this season, while Caleta Car added 2 goals. There are no injuries in Marseille at this time, but Payet is suspended because of the red card. Marseille is a solid team, and they can play good soccer, but they haven’t been playing well on the defensive end, and their offense hasn’t been producing a lot of chances and scoring goals as of yet. Marseille is good enough to end in the top 3 in Ligue 1, but they might be stretched thin while playing in the Champions League as well. Marseille could end up in one of the top 2 spots in their group, but realistically, I think they will end up in third place, and in the Europa League.
Marseille has a 2-1-0 record on the road this season, and the trends are on their side in this matchup. Marseille is the better team here, and I see them winning this game on the road.