Lorient vs Nimes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 13 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.
The Merlucciidaes are placed 19th in a table of 20, and easily have been one of the worst teams in the competition by a distance. They are also a newly-promoted squad, and are struggling to match up against the best teams in France.
Defense has been a major problem for the team throughout the campaign. Not any other squad has conceded more goals than them, and by the looks of things, the patters is not about to change anytime soon.
Meanwhile, the Crocodiles are placed 16th in the table, and they too are going through severe defensive woes at the moment. They have conceded the same number of goals as that of Christophe Pelissier’s men, and the two teams have posted a total of five wins from their combined 26 games so far.
Suffice it to say that either squad is desperate for the three points. With faltering defense on both sides of the pitch and a furious intent to win from both squads – expect a high-scoring game this Sunday.
Lorient vs Nimes: Head-to-head (h2h)
Three of the former five games had goals from both teams.
The last overall eight wins were evenly split into four each for both squads.
Since 2000, not once have the hosts failed to score at this venue.
And in the past two decades, only once have the visitors failed to find the back of the net at this ground.
Lorient vs Nimes: Prediction
Pelissier’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Angers. In the meantime, Jerome Arpinon’s men lost 0-2 at home against Marseille.
Going on, the Merlucciidaes have a single clean sheet from their previous 15 overall games, and they are on a losing streak of four matches.
At home, they have not kept a single clean sheet all through 2020, and their latest such feat had come in December, in a Ligue 2 game.
On the other hand, their counterparts had conceded two or more goals in five of their preceding seven match-ups, and they have posted a total of two clean sheets in the previous ten-month period.
And on the road, they had conceded two or more goals in 11 of their former 16 trips.
Going on, a huge chunk of preceding h2h meetings have also had goals come in plenty, and this Sunday, with either team going after the win – the expectation is that another goal-fest will be the result.
Lorient vs Nimes: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).