Lorient vs Brest
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 4 April 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.
The Merlucciidaes are placed 17th in the table, and have posted a total of 29 points so far. They are running scared of the relegation cut-off, as they need to ensure that they finish 17th or above by the end of the season.
However, the 18th placed Nimes have 29 points as well, while the 19th placed Nantes have 28 points against their name.
By all means, a three-way race is on between these three squads for the last safe spot, and all three are under huge pressure.
Fortunately, an opportunity has come for Christophe Pelissier’s men. The 18th placed Nimes are pitted against the 16th placed St. Etienne, and one of the two will be surely dropping points.
And whatever happens, it’s a blessing for the Merlucciidaes. And most importantly, they are pitted against one of the worst teams in the competition at the moment – the Pirates.
Going on, Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men have been conceding a lot lately, and have dropped an alarming number of points. Especially on the road, they have been a total disaster as well. Moreover, they also do have a worrying h2h record against this foe over the years.
Likely, expect Lorient to have the upper hand this Sunday at the Stade du Moustoir.
Lorient vs Brest: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pelissier’s men had registered 12 of the last 20 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the former seven encounters.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record since 2000.
- Not once have the home team failed to score at this stadium in the period.
Lorient vs Brest Prediction
The Merlucciidaes recorded a 1-1 draw the last match-day, against Nantes. In the meantime, Dall’Oglio’s men were held to a goalless draw by Angers.
Going on, Pelissier’s men were unbeaten in ten of the previous thirteen overall fixtures, and they had won five of their past seven appearances at home.
Going on, they also have a perfect unbeaten h2h record at home against this rival over the years. Meanwhile, the Pirates were winless in 14 of their past 18 overall match-ups, and they are on a nine-fixture winless run on the road as well.
Considering all these observations, expect Lorient to secure a victory this Sunday.
Lorient vs Brest: Betting Tips
Lorient to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Lorient @ 2.20 (6/5).