Open game expected at Stade des Costières: Nîmes vs Lorient preview

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade des Costières (18482 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Ligue 1, Nîmes holding 19th place and Lorient lying 18th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Nîmes has the most conceded goals (51) in Ligue 1
  • Lorient has the fewest points (7) away in Ligue 1

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Nîmes and Lorient.

It should be mentioned that Lorient play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Lorient on grass are 15 victories, 9 draws and 17 defeats from 41 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 50-53. You can compare this with overall results below.

It's quite the trip for Lorient when visiting Nîmes as the cities are 1000 kilometers apart.

W W L L L

Nîmes form and stats

With {2 Ligue 1 wins}, 1 draw and 9 defeats from their home games, Nîmes, who have the most conceded goals (51) in Ligue 1, are certainly not brimming with confidence.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet not having conceded a league goal in 193 minutes.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Dijon and winning 2-0.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Nantes are coming to town in four days.

Nîmes are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 14 goals in 12 games. Nîmes have conceded 27 goals in these home games, a significant number.

L D W W D

Lorient form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Lorient, who have the fewest points (7) away in Ligue 1, so far with only 7 points returning home. The records show 1-4-7 (win-draw-lose). Visiting Lorient has seen their last two away games both end with a tied score and one point each.

Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Monaco that ended 2-2.

After this away game Lorient return home for a Ligue 1 game against Saint-Etienne. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Lorient find the net regularly in their away games. 12 goals from 12 away fixtures in the league. The Lorient manager C. Pélissier has some worries about the defense as 24 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Lorient - Nîmes 3-0, played this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last three meetings): Nîmes won two games, zero matches ended with a draw and Lorient has one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / one

Top Goalscorers

LorientT. Moffi
T. Moffi
8 goals
NîmesR. Ripart
R. Ripart
6 goals
LorientY. Wissa
Y. Wissa
6 goals

Nîmes missing players

Lorient missing players

Nîmes Lorient
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
25 12 2 Played P 3 12 25
6 2 0 Won W 0 1 6
3 1 0 Drew D 2 4 5
16 9 2 Lost L 1 7 14
24 14 1 Scored S 2 12 31
51 27 5 Conceded C 4 24 49
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 92% 96%
80% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 92% 84%
56% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 58% 60%
36% 50% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 50% 48%
16% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 24%
36% 42% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 58% 56%
24% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 8% 12%
44% 42% 50% Failed to Score F T 67% 42% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.5 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.4 1.8
4 3 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
9.7 10.4 13.5 Shots (avg) S ( 14 10.8 10.4
3.4 3 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 3.1 3.3
29% 39% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 18% 32% 37%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Lorient has the fewest points (7) away in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes has the most conceded goals (51) in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes has the most conceded goals in the second half (28) in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes has the the worst goal difference (-13) at home in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes has the the worst goal difference (-27) in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Nîmes haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lille 26 17 7 2 46 16 13 8 4 1 21 7 13 9 3 1 25 9 30 58
2 Olympique Lyonnais 26 16 7 3 54 24 13 8 3 2 28 12 13 8 4 1 26 12 30 55
3 PSG 26 17 3 6 57 17 14 10 1 3 34 8 12 7 2 3 23 9 40 54
4 Monaco 26 16 4 6 54 37 13 8 4 1 30 17 13 8 0 5 24 20 17 52
5 Lens 26 11 7 8 37 35 13 5 4 4 19 18 13 6 3 4 18 17 2 40
6 Metz 26 10 8 8 31 25 13 5 4 4 16 13 13 5 4 4 15 12 6 38
7 Olympique Marseille 25 10 8 7 33 29 12 5 3 4 18 16 13 5 5 3 15 13 4 38
8 Rennes 25 10 8 7 32 28 13 5 3 5 15 17 12 5 5 2 17 11 4 38
9 Montpellier 26 11 5 10 43 46 14 6 1 7 26 28 12 5 4 3 17 18 -3 38
10 Angers SCO 26 10 5 11 30 40 12 5 1 6 13 17 14 5 4 5 17 23 -10 35
11 Bordeaux 26 9 6 11 27 31 13 5 4 4 12 12 13 4 2 7 15 19 -4 33
12 Brest 26 9 4 13 39 47 13 7 1 5 26 24 13 2 3 8 13 23 -8 31
13 Reims 26 7 9 10 32 34 12 4 4 4 11 12 14 3 5 6 21 22 -2 30
14 Saint-Etienne 26 7 9 10 26 37 13 3 6 4 12 18 13 4 3 6 14 19 -11 30
15 Strasbourg 26 8 5 13 34 40 13 3 4 6 14 17 13 5 1 7 20 23 -6 29
16 Nice 26 8 5 13 31 38 13 3 2 8 14 24 13 5 3 5 17 14 -7 29
17 Nantes 26 4 11 11 26 41 13 2 7 4 13 20 13 2 4 7 13 21 -15 23
18 Lorient 25 6 5 14 31 49 13 5 1 7 19 25 12 1 4 7 12 24 -18 23
19 Nîmes 25 6 3 16 24 51 12 2 1 9 14 27 13 4 2 7 10 24 -27 21
20 Dijon 26 2 9 15 18 40 13 0 6 7 4 14 13 2 3 8 14 26 -22 15

Nîmes:

Read more about Ligue 1

Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.