Still fighting to stay in the French top flight (the ranking here), Lorient remains on two consecutive defeats against Rennes and Reims when they welcome OM this Sunday afternoon (5:05 p.m.) at Moustoir at the occasion of the 36th day of Ligue 1. For this new capital match, Christophe Pélissier, the coach of the Merlus, will have to compose without Stéphane Diarra, injured.
According to L’Équipe, Lorient will present themselves in a 5-3-2 with Matthieu Dreyer in the cages, protected by a five-man defense composed of Igor Silva, Houboulang Mendes, Julien Laporte, Jérémy Morel and Vincent Le Goff, of the right to left. In the midfield, Fabien Lemoine is expected in the sentry position with Enzo Le Fée as the right torchbearer and Laurent Abergel as the left torchbearer. Finally, Terem Moffi and Armand Laurienté will animate the offensive front.
The probable composition of Lorient according to L’Équipe : Dreyer – Silva, Mendes, Laporte, Morel, Le Goff – Le Fée, Lemoine, Abergel – Moffi, Laurienté
Note that the regional daily Ouest-France is betting on the same starting lineup.
Life without Payet and Milik
For their part, OM, eliminated from the Europa League Conference in the semi-finals by Feyenoord Rotterdam last Thursday at the Vélodrome, are still in the running to win direct qualification for the Champions League next season. For this trip to Lorient, Jorge Sampaoli, the Marseille club coach, will however be deprived of Leonardo Balerdi, Konrad de la Fuente, Dimitri Payet and Arkadiusz Milik, all injured. Finally, Alvaro Gonzalez is still excluded from the group.
According to L’Équipe, OM will present themselves in a 4-3-3 with Pau Lopez in the cages, protected by a four-man defense composed of Pol Lirola, William Saliba, Boubacar Kamara and Luan Peres, from right to left. left. In the midfield, Valentin Rongier is expected in a sentry position with Mattéo Guendouzi as the right torchbearer and Pape Gueye as the left torchbearer. In attack, Bamba Dieng will be surrounded by Cengiz Ünder and Gerson.
The probable line-up of OM according to L’Équipe : Lopez – Lirola, Saliba, Kamara, Peres – Guendouzi, Rongier, Gueye – Under, Dieng, Gerson
Note that the regional daily La Provence also sees a 4-3-3 but with different choices: Duje Caleta-Car holder in central defense or Amine Harit in the position of number nine.
The probable line-up of OM according to La Provence : Lopez – Rongier, Saliba, Caleta-Car, Peres – Guendouzi, Kamara, Gerson – Under, Harit, Dieng
The Lorient-OM match will be broadcast at 5:05 p.m. on Canal+ Sport but also to follow live on DailyMercato by clicking here.