After being unbeaten in five straight games in Ligue 1, Saint-Etienne have lost their last game away from home. They will be looking to bounce back to their good form when they host the league footers Lorient at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the 25th round of the French Ligue 1.
The Hosts Looking To Get A Top 4 Finish
The hosts have been in a terrific form lately in Ligue 1. The team have gone five straight games without getting a loss. Saint-Étienne have collected a total of 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Ligue 1. Their last league match was against Nice away from home where they lost 1-0.
Saint-Étienne are currently sitting in the 5th place in the league table. They have 36 points from 9 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses. The team scored 26 goals and conceded 19 since the start of the season.
Alexander Soderlund is absent for a month after coming off against Nice in midweek. Kevin Malcuit should come back in at right back after missing the loss to Nice through suspension.
Lorient Looking To Escape Relegation
The visitors are in a very poor situation at the moment. Lorient are sitting at the bottom of the league table with only 6 wins since the start of the season. Lorient have collected a total of 7 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Ligue 1. Their last league match was against Toulouse at home where they drew 1-1.
Lorient are currently sitting in the 20th place in the league table. They have 22 points from 6 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. They have scored 27 goals and conceded 47 since the start of the season.
Benjamin Jeannot made a substitute appearance in midweek, but is unlikely to feature from the off after returning from injury. Lorient used a 4-2-3-1 formation against Toulouse in the absence of Walid Mesloub and Wesley Lautoa; the latter could return to see a 4-3-3 with Aliadiere dropped and Marveaux used as a false nine.
Head To Head
Saint-Étienne have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in December 2016 when the final score was 2-1 to Lorient at home.
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