Lorient vs Chateauroux
2017/18 French Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 14th August 2017
Kick-off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Lorient haven’t had the best of the starts in the quest to return to Ligue 1 as soon as possible. They were held to a 1-1 draw at home on the opening day by Quevilly Roueng before settling for a goal-less draw at Ajaccio. The team stay at 15th in the league table and a win is essential on matchday 3 to close the gap on top two teams in the league.
Lorient are relegated to Ligue 2 thought play-offs last season. This ended their 11 year spell as a French top division team.
Chateauroux returns to the Ligue 2 after spending two seasons in the third division. They made a positive start to the campaign with a thrilling win away at Brest. The team was trailing 2-0 before a late surge at the death earn them a 2-3 win. However, Chateauroux were beaten 0-1 by Valenciennes on matchday 2 in front of their won fans.
Lorient vs Chateauroux: Head-to-head
The most recent meeting between the two happened in last season’s Coupe de France. Lorient won the tie away at Chateauroux, but needed penalty shootout after scores were tied at 2-2 on regular time.
The latest win extended Lorient’s winning streak over Chateauroux to three matches, after bagging a double in the last Ligue 2 meeting on 2005/06.
At home, Lorient hold a strong record against Chateauroux, 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from 6 matches. The most common ft score we saw here is 2-1, which happened three times.
Lorient vs Chateauroux: Prediction
Lorient are expected to shift gears following their lack luster start to the season. On the other hand, Chateauroux can be adventuresome. Therefore, we must expect a close game.
Lorient vs Chateauroux: Bet Tips
FT – Lorient to win for 1.73 @ Unibet.
Correct Score: 2-1 for home team at 9.00 @ Unibet.