Lorient vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 5th March, 2017
Kick off at 14:00 UK Time
Venue: Stade du Moustoir, Lorient.
Lorient are still bottom of the league and the fixtures are coming thick and fast, the visit of Marseille is hardly a match to take lightly. Not only are Lorient in last place but they are also a massive six points from safety, and yet the fans are optimistic that their club can get out of trouble.
Lorient comes into this game having lost their 3 previous matches and at home they are winless since mid-January when they beat Guingamp. But winning games is a rare feat for Lorient who has just 5 all season at home.
Marseille had to play in mid-week and it was a tough match in the Coupe de France against Monaco where they lost in extra time. The team are travelling over 1,000km to play this game after their cup match.
Marseille has won just 2 games all season on the road which came against Bastia and Dijon and has lost their last 3 games away from home.
Lorient vs Marseille: Head to Head Stats
Earlier this season Marseille won 2-0 at their ground and last season this fixture ended 1-1. Lorient has failed to beat Marseille at this ground since 2012 going back four matches where there have been 2 wins for Marseille and two draws. Of the last 10 games either home or away there is a 70% chance of seeing fewer than 3 goals.
Lorient vs Marseille: Prediction
Lorient will feel that they will be able to expose Marseille’s disappointment of going out of the Coupe de France and certainly have the quality to cause the away side problems. This is a huge home fixture for Lorient and they have to win this game, but we won’t be able to trust them and we can’t place our faith in Marseille away from home with their erratic form. As it is chances must be taken which will lead to gaps and we should expect to see a few goals here.