Le Havre vs Lorient
French Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Oceane (Le Havre).
Lorient missed a huge chance to overtake Lens in the battle for the fifth place last weekend when they failed to break the deadlock in a home draw to relegation-threatened Sochaux.
Les Hurlus thus depend on other results going into the final Matchday. We can say they have a mountain to climb to break into the top five in the league ladder.
The visitors are two points short of fourth-placed Paris and they are lock on points with fifth-placed Lens (with a much weaker goal difference).
Both Paris and Lens have much easier home fixtures scheduled for the last round, while Lorient travel to Stade Oceane to battle top-half rivals Le Havre on Friday evening.
Le Havre vs Lorient: Head-to-head
Lorient have a positive head to head record with Le Cub Doyen.
The visitors won 7, drew 6 and lost 4 of 17 ties against Le Havre so far.
Only one of last four H2H meetings saw two or more goals scored.
Outfits shared spoils in a goalless draw when they faced each other in the first part of the season at Stade Yves Allainmat- Le Moustoir.
Le Havre vs Lorient: Prediction
Le Havre had an underwhelming campaign in this term of Ligue 2 as they could not match last season run which saw them feature promotional play-offs semi-final.
Le Club Doyen are six points short of Lorient in the league ladder and they have nothing but pride to play for here in this last round fixture.
The team led by Oswald Tanchot struggled to pull off results lately. They claimed only one point in past three league games, a thread which came after a three-win run.
Le Havre lost last two away fixtures to Chateauroux and Valenciennes (1-0 apiece). They also only drew 2-2 to relegation strugglers Gazelec Ajaccio at home in the meantime.
Lorient are much more motivated going into this tie and we will back them to claim spoils as the main betting option.
Le Havre vs Lorient: Bet Tips
Lorient to win @ 2.20
HT/FT Lorient/Lorient @ 3.70.