It is eighth versus ninth in Ligue 1 this weekend when 9th-placed Lyon host 8th-placed Lorient at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday at 16:05 GMT.
Lyon, who have won three matches, drawn once, and lost once in their last five outings, will be looking to make it two consecutive wins in Ligue 1 when they host Lorient on Sunday.
Lorient will be looking to return to winning after they lost 0-1 at home to Auxerre last Sunday. They are also looking to regain some consistency to help their bid to push up the table and bolster their chances of finishing in a European place.
Lyon will be without left-back Henrique Silva (knee) and central midfielder Houssem Aouar (unknown injury) for their home clash with Lorient.
On their part, Lorient will miss the services of goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo, who is nursing patella problems, and center-back Julien Laporte, who underwent knee surgery and is expected back by April 30, 2023.
Lyon will dominate the ball, control midfield, and create chances through quick progressive passing down the middle of the pitch.
Lorient will stay compact in midfield and solid at the back. They will defend deep and frustrate Lyon.
Lyon will win the match and take the three points.
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