Guingamp vs Lorient
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Kick Off: 18:00 BST
Venue: Stade du Roudourou (Guingamp).
After a great start Guingamp have slipped up in recent weeks first dropping two points at home in a 1-1 draw with Montpellier and then losing away to Toulouse 2-1. The club are still 7th with eight points and just five points from the leaders Monaco.
It all came to a head against Toulouse when goal keeper Karl-Johan Johnsson was sent off and yet Guingamp still took the lead. His replacement was Theo Guivarch and the 20 year old was not able to save his team from a defeat which included a penalty scored against him.
We have to say that this forced change for the match v Lorient is the only worry we have in this match for the home team.
Lorient is bottom of Ligue 1 with just 1 win in their first five matches. The good news of course is that they won their last match with a 1-0 victory over Lille; however they had to rely on a penalty for that one.
Guingamp vs Lorient: Head to Head Stats
We have to go back to 2011 and four games since Lorient got a victory at Guingamp. Last season we were treated to an entertaining 2-2 result. There have been 20 goals scored in the last five fixtures between these two averaging out at 4 goals a game.
Guingamp vs Lorient: Prediction
Sometimes it is necessary to put your head on the line because the home win looks so obvious. Guingamp have been solid this season and even though they dipped a little over the last two weeks this is the perfect match to get on the winning run again.
Guingamp are the third highest scorers in Ligue 1 with 8 goals, Lorient have scored just three times and away from home have shipped 5 goals in two matches. Guingamp for the win.
Guingamp vs Lorient: Bet Tips
Guingamp to beat Lorient at 11/10 (2.10)
Over 1.5 goals at 4/11 (1.37).
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