Grenoble vs Lorient
France – Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 8th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Stade des Alpes (Grenoble).
Le FCL is trying to close the gap with Brest and stay in the hunt for a second-place finish. Michael Landreau and his troops will be hoping to continue their run of form, as they won 3 out of last 5. Their defense has held their shape all season, conceding 0.8 goals per match.
Lorient is one of the best-attacking units and likes to use the full width of the pitch for their advantage. The pairing of Claude Maurice and Perre Hamel has found the back of the net 18 times this season.
GF 38 is a defensive minded team, only conceding 23 goals this season. Their mid-field always covers the full length of the field and protects the back four with breaking the play. Philippe Hinschberger’s side always attacks from the right wing and wiping crosses into the box more often.
After a good start to the season, there is a slight dip in the performance. Their forward line has been missing chances in the last couple of matches, and 4 out of last 5 matches ended in a draw.
Grenoble vs Lorient Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lorient leads 4 to nil in the last 5 encounters.
- Grenoble’s last victory against this opposition was in 2006.
- The home side lags 3-1 in the last 5 matches at Stade des Alpes.
- The home side scored exactly one goal in each of their last 5 games.
Grenoble vs Lorient Prediction
Les Merius will be coming out all guns blazing. They have got some quality players in their squad. Away side will be able to penetrate the strong defensive unit of their opponent. This will be an open encounter, as away team will get their chances to score goals and win this match.
Both these sides will play attacking of football from the word go. GF 38 will have nothing to lose; they will give a better fight to the opposition. Two teams will make silly errors as the intensity of the game progress. Goals will be scored on both sides of the pitch.