Lorient will be eyeing up the top four ahead of their final game before the World Cup break that sees them head on the road to meet with Strasbourg who are down in 18th with just one win on the board after losing a must-win battle against Ajaccio.
The recent loss for Strasbourg against Ajaccio has meant they moved into 18th and behind them in the table, leaving a two-point gap to make up in terms of getting out of the bottom four. What has been the main issue for the club this season is their lack of wins, as they have just one on the board, but with seven draws, they have managed to rack up at least 10 points and can get out of danger zone with a win and favourable results elsewhere.Open in new window
As for Lorient, they have also come crashing back down to earth after flying as high as second throughout parts of October. Now, however, they are down in sixth and trail Monaco and Marseille directly above them by goals difference. However, with fifth-placed Monaco playing hosts to fourth-placed Marseille, one of them will drop points at least, meaning if Lorient win, they should move into the top five at least.
On the other hand, a win has not come in for Lorient since the start of October, and they now head into this game off the back of four games without the taste of victory since beating Brest 2-1.