Strasbourg host Lorient on Sunday afternoon (November 13) at Ligue 1’s Stade de la Maineau.
The hosts have endured a difficult start to the season and look a shadow of the side that pushed European football tenaciously last campaign. They conceded two goals in a 4-2 defeat to newly promoted Ajaccio.
Strasbourg is in 18th place with 10 points after 14 matches. They will try to climb out of the relegation zone with a defeat on Sunday.
Lorient, meanwhile, had a good start to the season but have been sluggish recently and are lagging behind in European competition. They conceded a late winner in their last game and lost 2-1 to league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
The guest is in 6th place in the tournament standings with 27 points. They will now be looking to shake off their recent run of results and get their campaign back on track.
Strasbourg have won just one match all season, with four draws. They may struggle with a draw at home this season.
On the other hand, Lorient suffered a series of defeats after continuing an unbeaten run in the last eight matches. However, they have won 3 of their last 4 league games and should be number one here.
There have been eight meetings between Strasbourg and Lorient. Three of those games were won by the home team and twice by the away team. There have been three draws, including the last match between the two teams which ended in a scoreless draw. Strasbourg are unbeaten in their last 3 matches coming into this match, having lost 2 of their previous 3 matches.
Les Merlus scored 14 league goals this season. Only Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain collected more.
Strasbourg are one of two teams without a win at home in Ligue 1.
Strasbourg expected starting lineup:
Pierre-Gabriel, Prcic, Bellegarde, Lienard; Diallo, Gameiro, Ajorque, Sels; Djiku, Nyamsi, Le Marchand.
Lorient expected starting lineup:
Ouattara, Ponceau, Innocent, Le Fee, Le Bris; Moffi, Mannone; Kalulu, Laporte, Taibi, Le Goff.
Winner – Lorient
Goals – Over/under 2.5 – Under 2.5 goals.
Both teams to score: NO
Where to watch
The match is streamed by Voot.