Lorient vs Lyon Prediction & Match Preview

Lorient vs Lyon French Ligue 1 Prediction by LeagueLane

Lorient vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 27th September 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.

Late Sunday afternoon will see newly promoted Lorient take on one of the favourite teams to challenge PSG this season for the league title, Lyon.

Lorient are in 16th place after losing their last 3 games in a row. Their latest defeat came against Brest away losing that one 3-2 in a very entertaining game. Indeed along with Brest Lorient has the worst defence in Ligue 1 so far as both clubs have conceded the most goals which stands at 9. Lorient have beaten Strasbourg at home but also lost to Lens.

Lyon really underachieved in the league last season, so much so that despite reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League they won’t be playing any European football this season not even in the Europa League.

This season that needs to be rectified. But there is a problem because Lyon are in 12th place. True it is early days but the club have already shown some of their weaknesses from last season. They have no wins in their last 3 games, winning only their opening game of the season. They drew their last game against 0-0 at home to Nimes which was seen as a poor result. Lyon are yet to win away from home.

Lorient vs Lyon: Head to Head

  • The teams have not played at this ground since 2016 when Lorient shocked Lyon and won 1-0.
  • There is a 60% chance to see both teams to score.
  • Lorient have won the last 2 meetings between the clubs.

Lorient vs Lyon: Prediction

On the face of it this match looks easy to predict, a Lyon win. But Lyon have not been very good from what we have seen so far and Lorient are a bright team. They are not afraid to come forward and this could end up being a difficult opponent for Lyon.

Lorient can concede but can also look after themselves and even if they lose or draw this game we can see them scoring a goal or maybe two. This is why we will take the home side on the handicap. We believe there are goals in this match too and we will back over 2.5 goals.

Lorient vs Lyon Betting Tips:

  • Handicap: Lorient to beat Lyon with a +2 goal start at 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 2.5 goals at 1.72 (8/11).

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