- Lille are unbeaten in five home Ligue 1 games this term, conceding only twice
- Lorient have won only one of their opening five away fixtures
- Lorient have failed to score in each of their last three league matches
Break may have rejuvenated Lille
The international break came at the perfect time for Lille and they can snap their three-game winless sequence with victory over Lorient.
Draws with Nice and Lyon can be forgiven but there are no excuses for their 3-2 defeat at Brest, who boast the worst defence in the French top-flight.
However, Lille have been pretty reliable on home turf this season and with the break expected to have freshened them up, they should be too strong for a Lorient side on a worrying run of their own.
Lorient have won only one of their last nine league games and three of their five road fixtures have ended in defeat.
The visitors have failed to score in each of their last three league matches and that lack of firepower could be fatal at Lille, who are unbeaten in five home Ligue 1 games this term and conceding only twice.
Lille’s three home wins this season against Metz, Nantes and Lens have been recorded to nil and we predict another clean sheet against Lorient.
Both teams have scored in only one of the last 11 meetings between the pair, with four of the last five meetings ending 1-0 – we are predicting Lille to enhance that record here.
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