Lorient vs Chateauroux
France – Ligue 2.
Date: Friday, 11th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Le Merlus will face Chateaurox with a hope to get into a possible promotion spot on Friday at home.
The hosts are 6th in points table with 8 wins from 19 games. They have been great in attacking with the front line collecting 24 goals until now. But they are winless in the last 7 matches in all competitions. Four defeats have been recorded during this run and all but one game ended with less than 2.5 goals in total at the final whistle.
But with a 9 match unbeaten run, home form has been great for the team in orange. They are one of the two sides along with Paris FC that are yet to lose a match at home. This is the only reason why they are still in the top 10 in the table.
Even though they have not lost games, no clean sheets were produced in 4 of the previous 5 matches at home; this may pose a problem as the tournament goes to the business end of things.
With a 2 match losing streak in all competitions going on , morale is down for Le Berri. They have lost 3 of their last 5 matches in both league and the cup. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games and they have no clean sheet in 3 of them. After a 3 match win streak on the road they failed the recent 2 games against Le Havre and Nantes conceding 2 or more goals.
With their current home form, the hosts are not easy opponents for Nicolas Usai’s men. A great performance is necessary to beat the former Ligue 1 side in front of their home crowd.
Lorient vs Chateauroux: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lorient has won 3 and lost once in the last 5 h2h clashes against this team.
- All their last 4 meetings with this opposition saw a score of over 2. 5goals in total.
- Lorient is on a 3 game win streak against La Berri at home.
- All those 3 matches had a score of over 2. 5 goals with 2 games ending as 2-1.
- The hosts have scored at least 2 goals or more in 4 of the last 5 meetings between these teams here.
Lorient vs Chateauroux: Prediction
There is a great chance that the hosts will walk away with 3 points on Friday. They have not stepped wrong at home this season, maintaining an unbeaten run. So purely based on the home form of the men in orange a bet can be placed for Lorient to win with 1.62 odds.
Even though the visitors have lost both their recent away matches, they have continuously scored in their last 5 matches on the road. The hosts are not poor in scoring themselves, finding the net in 4 of their last 5 home matches as well. Thus we can bet on both teams scoring with 2.20 odds.
Lorient vs Chateauroux: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 2.20 (6/5).
Lorient to win @ 1.62 (5/8).