Lorient vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1 – 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 29th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Stade du Moustoir, Lorient.
Lorient is one of the worst teams in Ligue 1 this term and recorded the most number of defeats so far this season. They started the season with 4 consecutive defeats and so far accumulated 8 losses from their 10 matches. They are currently on a three match losing streak as they prepare to host a struggling Montpellier on Saturday afternoon. Their two wins this season, both came at home by the same 1-0 margin against Lille and Lyon respectively.
Montpellier on the other hand are coming on the back of a humiliating 6-2 defeat at Monaco. Just like their Saturday’s opponent, Montpellier have just managed 2 wins from their 10 matches so far this season. But they got better in points as they picked 4 draws along the way. They are currently 17th in the league with 10 points, 4 short of the rock bottom side Lorient.
Lorient vs Montpellier: Head-to-head Stats
The last three league meetings between Lorient and Montpellier at the Stade du Moustoir have all ended in draws. And there is a 4-4 thrilling draw at the end of the series in 2014.
The hosts Lorient are also undefeated in the last 14 home matches against Montpellier in all competitions.
Lorient vs Montpellier: Prediction
None of these sides have the better of each other in form comparison. The only thing that put Lorient as favourites for this fixture is their long standing unbeaten run at home against Montpelier. Starting from the bottom-most position in the league standings, Lorient will want to win this fixture at any cost. And they might not get a better opposition than Montpellier, who are often sloppy in defense. Also, Montpellier haven’t won an away match in the league so far this season and they have conceded a massive 18 away goals during the period.
Lorient vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Lorient to beat Montpellier at 13/10 (2.30)
Lorient to Score Over 1.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20).