Pierre Lees-Melou

Preview: Lyon-Lorient and Brest-Lens

Preview: Lyon-Lorient and Brest-Lens

Publish on 03/08 at 21:00 - E. RAZO


This Saturday, prepare for some intense football action with two crucial matches that could significantly influence the relegation battle and the race for a European competition spot next season. Olympique de Lyon will face FC Lorient, while RC Lens will face Stade Brestois. Here's an overview of what to expect from these exciting matchups.

Lyon vs. Lorient

OL's six-game winning streak across all competitions ended last weekend after a 3-0 loss to Lens. The squad couldn't replace Alexandre Lacazette's scoring touch as the veteran striker missed the contest. 

Pierre Sage and his team are eyeing a bounceback win to keep the positive momentum going after climbing out of the relegation places and into midtable. Lyon will travel to the Stade du Moustoir-Yves Allainmat to face a confident FC Lorient team.

Lorient seeks to secure consecutive victories after their impressive win away at Stade Rennais, aiding them in the battle to avoid relegation. Les Merlus now sit two points above Montpellier HSC, who currently occupy the relegation playoff position, so a victory over Lyon would help to create more distance.

Form-wise Lorient are among Ligue 1’s best sides, with Régis Le Bris’ team having won four of their last five matches, including victories against relegation rivals Strasbourg and Metz. 

Lens vs. Brest

Lens will host Brest and a win for either side will aid their pursuit of playing in a European competition next season. Franck Haise and his squad are coming off a convincing win over Lyon to snap a four-game winless streak across all competitions.

Brest are riding a thirteen match unbeaten streak in the league and currently sit second, occupying a direct UEFA Champions League position. A win over Lens will aid Brest in creating additional distance between themselves and third-place Monaco. 

Eric Roy and his team have not lost any of their last six Ligue 1 away games (four wins and two draws) and with a result against Lens could register their longest unbeaten run away from home in France's top flight.

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