Lorient vs Lyon Match Analysis and Prediction

Lyon travel northwest to Brittany to take on Lorient at the Stade du Moustoir on Friday night in the 27th round of the French top-flight in the weekend’s Ligue 1 action.

Lorient sits 16th in the Ligue 1 table with 24 points 26 matches. In the last five fixtures they won in two, drew in one and lost in two. In their past six fixtures, Christophe Pélissier’s FC Lorient have netted 6 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.

FC Lorient will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Ligue 1 victory over Brest. In that match, FC Lorient had 55% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for FC Lorient was Ibrahima Koné (73′). At the other end, Stade Brestois 29 got 4 shots on goal with 0 on target.

Lyon, meanwhile, sits mid-table in 10th place with 38 points from 26 games. In the last five fixtures they won in two, drew in one and lost in one. For 5 of the previous six clashes involving Lyon average goals scored is 1.

Lorient vs Lyon head to head

There have been 31 meetings between Lorient and Lyon since 1998. The hosts have won just 6 of those games while the visitors have won 16 times and there have been 9 draws between the two teams.          

  • Lyon 1-1 Lorient 25/09/21            
  • Lyon 4-1 Lorient 08/05/21            
  • Lorient 1-1 Lyon 27/09/20            
  • Lyon 1-4 Lorient 08/04/17            
  • Lorient 1-0 Lyon 24/09/16


  • Brest 0-1 Lorient
  • Lorient 0-1 Montpellier
  • Monaco 0-0 Lorient
  • Lorient 2-0 Lens
  • Nantes 4-2 Lorient


  • Lyon 0-1 Lille
  • Lens 1-1 Lyon
  • Lyon 2-0 Nice
  • Monaco 2-0 Lyon
  • Lyon 2-1 Marseille

Lorient team news

Christophe Pélissier will be without the services of Fabien Lemoine, Stephane Diarra ue to injury and Julien Laporte through suspension.

Lyon team news

Peter Bosz will miss the services of Rayan Cherki, Jeff Reine-Adelaide due to injuries.

Prediction and odds

FC Lorient haven’t won against Lyon in their last 3 league games, Lorient have won two of their last four games after going 16 straight games without a win while Lyon, on the other hand, have picked up just one win in their last four games.

  • Lyon win
  • Draw
  • Both teams to score

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