Lorient vs Guingamp
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 14th January, 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Stade du Moustoir, Lorient.
Despite recent good form by their standards with two wins in their past five games Lorient remains at the foot of the Ligue 1 table on 15 points. They are 4 points from safety and as the season enters its second half, January has to be the month where the recovery starts otherwise Ligue 2 football could be beckoning.
The good news for Lorient is that their home form may well save them, the team has lost just once in their last four matches and they will want to carry this on when they take on Guingamp.
Guingamp were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by Bordeaux when the teams played on Wednesday, and of course no cup game for Lorient will mean that the home club have had some extra rest to prepare for this game.
In the league Guingamp has been a revelation this season and are in 5th place just four points behind fourth placed Lyon. But it’s interesting to look at their away form, whilst they have the 5th best record on the road, recently their form has been poor. They have earned just 3 points from their last four away matches and their last away win came in October.
Lorient vs Guingamp: Head to Head Stats
Last season at this ground we witnessed a 7 goal thriller as Lorient won 4-3. Earlier this season Guingamp managed a 1-0 victory at home. Guingamp have not beaten Lorient away from home in 13 years.
Lorient vs Guingamp: Prediction
Guingamp are the better team but Lorient have the better form and have rested more before this match and they are at home, all of this points to advantage Lorient for us. But the bookies are not giving us a good price if we go for the double chance at 2/5. So we will concentrate on the half time market.
Lorient vs Guingamp: Betting Tips
Lorient to be leading at half time at 21/10 (3.10).