Lorient are currently occupying seventh spot in the French top flight standings, having collected 32 points from 19 games, while the visitors are sitting two places above Les Merlus, with five points more to their name.
Lorient will host Rennes in a Ligue 1 fixture at Stade du Moustoir on Friday night. Both sides were involved in French cup fixtures in the mid-week, with the hosts getting the better of Bastia 4-1 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time, while Rennes got eliminated from the competition, courtesy of suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Marseille. Lorient are currently occupying seventh spot in the French top flight standings, having collected 32 points from 19 games, while the visitors are sitting two places above Les Merlus, with five points more to their name.
Préparation du derby 🔋 pic.twitter.com/AKqJKaEXoY
— FC LORIENT 🐟 (@FCLorient) January 25, 2023
Loreint are having their best top flight season, since earning promotion two seasons ago. Les Merlus have recorded nine wins and five draws in Ligue 1 thus far. Their last league-match against Marseille ended in a 3-1 loss despite the fact that Terem Moffi broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark. After that, Lorinet traveled to Armand Cesari for the Cup fixture, where Ibrahima Kone’s opener was canceled out by Joris Sainati, before Les Merlus prevailed 4-1 in the tie breaker. Meanwhile, Regis Le Bris’s side are going through a tough period, having won just three of their last 10 league games.
Rennes, on the other hand, are going through an inconsistent phase, having recorded three wins and three defeats in their last six matches across all competitions. Brun Genesio’s men exited from the Coupe de France last weekend, courtesy of losing to Marseille. Matteo Guendouzi’s lone strike on the hour mark separated the two sides at Stade Velodrome. Prior to that, the Rennais edged past league-leaders Paris Saint Germanin with a similar scoreline 1-0, through Hamari Traore’s 65th-minute strike. It was their 11th Ligue 1 -win of the campaign.
Lorient Probable line-up: Manonne, Le Goff, Talbi, Matsima, Kalulu, Le Fee, Innocent, Cathline, Ponceau, Aouchiche, Moffi
Rennes probable line-up: Mandanda, Wooh, Rondon, Theate, Traore, Majer, Ugochukwu, Truffert, doku, Kalimeundo, Gouiri
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Lorient beat Rennes||0-1|
|Rennes beat Lorient||5-0|
|Rennes beat Lorient||1-0|
|Rennes beat Lorient||0-2|
|Rennes draw Lorient||1-1|
The Ligue 1 match between Lorient and Rennes will take place at Stade Yves Allianment-Le Moustoir on Saturday at 1:30 am IST.
|Lorient vs Rennes||Key Details|
|Date||January 27 (France)|
|Venue||Stade Yves Allianment-Le Moustoir|
|Kickoff time in France||9:00 pm (Friday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Saturday)|
The live telecast of the Ligue 1 match between Lorient and Rennes can be seen on Amazon Prime Video in France.