Lorient vs GFC Ajaccio
France – Ligue 2.
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
The hosts will fancy an easy chance to get 3 points they face the shabby Le Gaz on round 21 of the Ligue 2.
Les Merlus are still in a position where they can grab promotion to Ligue 1 next season. They just have to keep playing well and hope that the teams above them falter in their tracks. The team from Brittany are 4th in the league table with 34 points from 20 matches. They have scored a good 26 goals while conceded only 17.
A 7 match winless run ended with a win over Chateauroux in the last league game. That match held at home ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts. Lesser than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 matches across all venues.
It is a completely different story at home for Mickaël Landreau’s team. His side is unbeaten in their last 10 games in front of the home crowd with half of them being wins. In 3 of their last 5 home games, the score had over 2.5 goals in total.
GFC Ajaccio is finding life hard in the bottom half of the table. They are just 24 points above relegation zone and mistakes at this point of the season may spell trouble for them. With 32 goals conceded they are one of the most conceding teams in the league along with Red Star and Valenciennes.
Currently, they are on a 2 match losing streak in both cup and the league. In three of their last 5 games, less than 2.5 goals were recorded at the full-time whistle. They also lost 3 of their recent 5 matches on the road, with 4 of those games being low scoring affairs.
Lorient vs GFC Ajaccio: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lorient are yet to be beaten by these opponents in competitive games.
- They are on a 2 match win streak against Le Gaz across all venues and both those games had over 2.5 goals in total.
- Le FCL is on a 3 game win streak in all the 3 h2h games against these visitors at home.
- Two of those 3 matches had over 2.5 goals in total at the full time.
Lorient vs GFC Ajaccio: Prediction
With their current home form, there is no choice but to say that the hoists are the favorites to win this upcoming game. With a 10 match unbeaten run, they are looking invincible in front of their home fans. I don’t think that record will be broken on Friday. Also based on their 100% win record over AFC Ajaccio at this venue we can bet on the hosts to win with 1.57 odds.
In 4 of the last 6 home games of Lorient, the final score was above 2.5 goals in total. The last away match of Le Gaz had a similar scoreline. Also, the last 2 h2h matches between them also had more than 2.5 goals at the full time. Thus a bet can be made on the score to have over 2.5 goals with 2.10 odds.
Lorient vs GFC Ajaccio: Betting Tips
Lorient to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10 (11/10).