Lorient vs Nancy
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 10th September
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Who will blink first when these two clubs meet? Lorient and Nancy have started the Ligue 1 campaign on the back foot and are 19th and 20th respectively with no wins and no points from three games played. This is a huge game for either club even though we are only in September. Not only does the winner get three glorious points but even more important in some ways will be the morale boost that could easily change one of these teams’ fortunes.
Lorient has conceded 8 goals already- the most in Ligue 1 and in their last home match went down disapprovingly 3-0 to Bastia. Nancy have conceded 7 goals and they are yet to score- so this game is in fact quite an intriguing one, what will give? Nancy had to miss a day’s training given that they were short of items after an order did not arrive- this does not play well for their plans.
Lorient vs Nancy: Head-to-Head Stats
Nancy really don’t like coming to Stade du Moustoir- they haven’t won here in nearly 20 years. Lorient won this fixture last season 3-0, and the home team do tend to struggle when they visit Nancy and likewise. This will be the first meeting in 3 years for these sides.
Lorient vs Nancy: Prediction
Lorient has one distinct advantage over Nancy, OK let’s go for two. First up is Nancy do not know how to score this season. The second is Lorient have Benjamin Moukandjo who has both of Lorient’s goals this season. The striker is too good to be playing for Lorient and he should be a major threat on goal for a team that have let in so many.
Lorient vs Nancy: Betting Tips
Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient) to score anytime at 17/10.
Lorient to win at 7/5