Angers vs Lorient
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond-Kopa.
The Merlucciidaes are one of the only two teams in the competition to stay winless in the last five match-days. They are currently placed 18th in a table of 20, and only Strasbourg have conceded more goals than them so far in the league.
They have also been finding it hard to deliver good performances on the road for the past whole year. Meanwhile, Les Scoistes are just four points away from a playoff spot, and have been comparatively more consistent over the course of the season.
This Sunday, at the Stade Raymond-Kopa, expect Angers to have the upper hand over Lorient.
Angers vs Lorient: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-0 draw.
- Stephane Moulin’s men had recorded three of the previous five official wins.
- Four of the preceding five clashes had goals from both teams.
- Since 1990, not once have the guests recorded a league win at this stadium.
- Only once have the hosts failed to score at this venue in all competitions in the past three decades.
Angers vs Lorient: Prediction
Les Scoistes recorded a 1-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Lens. In the meantime, Christophe Pelissier’s men lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Montpellier.
Going on, the Merlucciidaes are on a five-game winless run, and of these four were losses. They were also winless in ten of their former eleven games, and of these eight were defeats.
They had also failed to score in their previous five matches on the trot, and had conceded a total of seven goals from their past three fixtures alone.
On the road, they were winless in eight of their former nine trips, and had failed to score in five of their last nine such games. And in return, they had conceded two or more goals in six of their last eight road match-ups.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in seven of their past ten overall games, and they had scored three or more goals in three of their preceding four fixtures.
And at home, they had won five of their previous ten appearances, and their only three losses during this stretch had come against Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux – some of the best teams in France.
Moreover, Moulin’s men also have a great h2h record over the past thirty years against this opponent, and especially so at this venue.
Likely, expect Angers to deliver the better of the performances this weekend.
Angers vs Lorient: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Angers @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).