Lorient vs Grenoble
France – Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 3 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade de la Rabine (Vannes).
Sixth round of the French Ligue 2 is going to be closed with a Monday’s evening clash between Lorient and Grenoble.
The hosts are one of the top contenders for the promotion this season and they are enjoying a good start. They are still undefeated in the competition and they picked up 11 points from five matches.
Pierre Hamel and the lads have been fairly productive, while their defensive work is really good. Lorient have already played two games in front of the home fans and they managed to book four points.
If they manage to keep up the form, they could launch themselves in the top two on the table.
Grenoble won the promotion from the National Ligue last season after being better than Bourg Peronnas in the playoffs.
They’ve opened the new campaign pretty successfully as they’ve lost just once in the five matches played.
The visitors have been playing very disciplined last season, their defending was the best in the competition and although they haven’t produced much in the front, Grenoble managed to accomplish their goals.
They continued in the same fashion at the beginning of the current season as they allowed just three goals. However, from the last two games, they managed to snatch just one point.
Lorient vs Grenoble: Head-to-head
Lorient have been more successful in their recent head to head clashes and in the last five occasions, the hosts managed to celebrate three times against their opponents. Their clashes have usually been moderate scoring ones.
Lorient vs Grenoble: Prediction
This is going to be a very interesting clash and although the hosts are slight favourites, they certainly won’t have an easy task. We are going to back Lorient’s victory in this one and they should be able to continue their good streak against their opposition.
However, we are also expecting to see a very tight match and the crowd shouldn’t be able to enjoy too many goals. The visitors are really hard to crack, and they are keeping their defensive line very tight. there shouldn’t be more than two goals in total in this clash.