Defending Ligue 1 champions Lille travel to Lorient on Friday searching for their second win of the new campaign. After a turbulent start, Lille finally managed to put a win on the board. It was the combined brilliance of Burak Yilmaz and Jonathan David that helped them to edge past a tricky Montpellier at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on a 2-1 margin.
On the other side of the country, Lorient will be happy with the start of the season so far. They had a few difficult fixtures yet managed to bag 5 points along with a morale boosting 1-0 win against Monaco in the only home game played so far.
The Les Merlus have an excellent home record in 2021, losing just 2 of the 12. One of the teams that defeated them in the period was Lille and the other was Monaco. There have been 9 wins, this proved vital in them avoiding relegation last season.
Lorient vs Lille Head-to-head
Lille won both Ligue 1 head-to-head matches against Lorient last season on big margins, 4-1 at this ground and 4-0 in the reverse. Their last 13 duels saw a winner, Lille on 9 occasions as against 4 Lorient wins. We saw wins to nil happening on 11 of those 13 games. Most common scoreline is 1-0, which happened 5 times during this period.
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