Lorient vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2016
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade du Moustoir, Lorient.
Four games four losses for Lorient and rock bottom of Ligue 1, the club are in desperate need of something even if it is just a draw. The new low was last weekend when the club lost 2-0 to Nancy who before then had conceded 7 goals and had not scored. Manager Sylvain Ripoli has been with the club for two years but he has now been installed as the favourite in France to lose his job. They have been misfiring despite having the usually good Benjamin Moukandjo who looks disjointed and dismayed to be playing for the club.
Lille hasn’t done much better with a very cautious start that has seen just one win in their first four matches. They are 15th in the table and would welcome a win to climb into the top 10. Lille will arrive in Lorient (Friday) and will spend the day training and preparing for the game. Coach Frederic Antonetti wants to give the club extra time to get ready for this game which is a good sign that Lille are coming here for all three points.
Lorient vs Lille: Head-to-Head Stats
Lille has won the last two fixtures against Lorient which includes winning at this ground by 1-0. Based on history there is an 80% chance that both teams will not score. The last two fixtures at Stade du Moustoir have both ended in 1-0 wins.
Lorient vs Lille: Prediction
Lorient is so bad right now that the right suggestion is to go for the away team. But it may be worth adding the double chance on this. Lorient hasn’t scored in their last 3 games and it’s difficult to see them causing Lille too many problems here.
Lorient vs Lille: Betting Tips
Lille Double Chance Win or Draw at 2/5 (1.40)
Both teams not to score at 3/4 (1.75).
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