Lorient vs Angers SCO
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.
The Merlucciidaes are placed 17th in the table – hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off. They need some urgent points on the board to avoid the risk of getting the boot.
They are going through a rather good run at home, and are scoring goals at a good rate. Note that they are also on an impressive streak at home, and have secured some much-needed points from these games.
Meanwhile, Le SCO are one of the three squads in the whole French top flight to stay winless in the past five fixtures in the league.
They are conceding goals in huge numbers, and are finding it hard to deliver one good performance at least once in a while – be it at home or on the road.
As of now they are placed 12th in the table, and have a rather safe cushion of points over the relegation cut-off, and this will further kill the motivation they have to go after wins.
On top of that, they also have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years.
By the looks of things, expect a Lorient win this Sunday.
Lorient vs Angers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Christophe Pelissier’s men had recorded seven of the preceding twelve overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in three of the preceding six encounters.
- Since 1993, the hosts have lost just once at this stadium.
- The visitors had failed to find the back of the net in six of the former nine meetings.
Lorient vs Angers Prediction
The Merlucciidaes recorded a 4-1 win at home the last match-day, against Bordeaux. In the meantime, Stephane Moulin’s men lost 0-1 at home against Monaco.
Going on, Pelissier’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their preceding 17 overall games, and they had won seven of their former nine appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a four-fixture losing run, and they had remained winless in seven of their past eight match-ups as well. Do also note that they have a combined scorecard of 0-12 from their preceding four games.
Going on, they were also winless in eight of their last ten road trips, and most importantly, they have a good h2h record against this foe over the years.
Taking into account these observations, expect a Lorient victory this weekend.
Lorient vs Angers: Betting Tips
Lorient to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).