Lorient vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016
Kick-Off at 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Lorient has had a terrible start to the Ligue 1 campaign and lie in 19th place just one point ahead of Nancy. But in recent weeks there have been signs that tactics are changing and their diamond formation led to a couple of wins in September. They followed up some signs of hope with a narrow 2-1 loss to Nice, but that was expected. Despite the defeat they were a constant threat throughout the game. The signs are there that with an extra work rate the club are improving.
Nantes is just above them in 16th place and has won just 1 match from their past five. They have only won once away from home in four games so far this season. And that was right at the beginning of the season versus Dijon.
Lorient vs Nantes: Head-to-Head stats (h2h)
Last season this fixture ended 0-0 in what was a forgettable match. Lorient has not beaten Nantes at home since 2013 when they pulled off a 2-1 victory.
Roughly 30% of these fixtures have ended in draws. Surprisingly from the six fixtures played at Stade du Moustoir four of them or 70% has ended with their being over two goals in the game.
Lorient vs Nantes: Prediction
Nantes doesn’t have a game changer but Lorient do in Benjamin Moukandjo. He is in decent form and the odds on him scoring first against a weak Nantes side are just too good to turn down. Lorient is at home and has proven to be a better side in recent weeks. The club has shown improvement and with a new formation should get a positive result here.
Lorient vs Nantes: Betting Tip
- First goal scorer: Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient) at 6/1 (7.00)
- Lorient to beat Nantes at 17/10 (2.70).