Niort vs Lorient
Friendly game who will take place on Stade de Pornic between 2 Ligue2 teams.
Niort is passing thru some deep changes after a decent season. A new coach with a new mentality and a lot of changes in the squad. Unfortunately for them, plenty of quality players left the team: captain Roye, Dembele, Sans, Diabate, Rocheteau, Desmas, Batissem Bouchard and couple of days before new captain Choplin. Many of these players were essential for Niort in previous seasons. Came at Niort not so many and more important not Ligue2 known names; single known player is Louiserre from LeHavre; others Lapis, Pauchet, Jacob, Autchanga and Grich all from lower leagues. So, at this moment, I rate Niort as one of relegation candidate for next season. Friendly played so far: 1-2 vs LeMans (promoted in National) and 1-0 vs Les Herbiers (relegated from National),
Lorient was one of the biggest disappointing team from previous season. With one of the best squad ( at least on the paper) they missed promotion and will play once again in second division. Lucky for them this season they didn’t lost so many and important players as Niort and brought some quality ones. So left the team Guendouzi ( at Arsenal) and Danic came instead Sainiati, Martins Pereira as new name plus loaned players back as Selemani, Waris, Lavigne, Peybernes and other few. In friendly, so far they lost versus Brest 2-3 and won versus Laval 2-0.
So I think against a team who many new names and without some homogeneity yet, I think Lorient can take a new positive result who will boost their morale now with 10 days before the start of new season. Back Lorient. gl
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