Lorient vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 6th January 2021
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
With no wins in their last 3 games and just one victory in their last five Lorient are in 18th place and that is a position for a play-off to Ligue 2. Lorient are currently 2 points from safety but they have a difficult fixture on paper to get their new year going.
Lorient’s last game ended 2-2 against Nice away from home and their last home match finished in a 3-0 defeat against Rennes. At home overall form is not good with 2 wins but 5 losses and four of those defeats have come in their last five home games.
Monaco were expected to challenge for the title this season but that looks like a distant dream now as they have slipped 9 points behind the leaders. Monaco are in sixth place and have 27 points.
Monaco have gone their last two games undefeated drawing their last match 2-2 at home to Saint Etienne. On the road Monaco would be 14th based on their record and have lost 5 games from 8 played. They did win their last away match but that was against Dijon who have spent the majority of the season at the bottom of the league.
Lorient vs Monaco Head to Head
- In the league the last time the clubs played here was in 2017 and Monaco won 3-0.
- Monaco have won the last 3 league games in a row.
- Lorient haven’t beaten Monaco at home in the league since 2010.
Lorient vs Monaco Prediction
Monaco will be favourites and have the superior team but they have not been convincing away. This isn’t an easy game to predict because Monaco could score a few goals but we shouldn’t completely forget about Lorient.
The value could be backing the home side but on the handicap. This is a game that we feel will have a few goals in it too so get on that market.
Both defences are not the best and this could be an end to end entertaining game but Lorient will have to be cautious as they really need to start picking up the points.
Lorient vs Monaco Betting Tips
Handicap: Lorient to beat Monaco with a +1 goal start at 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.72 (8/11).