Lorient vs Niort
French Ligue 2
Date: 16th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.
Lorient got off to a strong start to the season in Ligue 2, but their form saw somewhat of a slide with them winning only a single point in three previous outings.
Le Merlus will have a tough task bouncing back on Monday when they meet the in-form Niort side at Stade Yves Allainmat.
Mickael Landreau had a lot to think about during the international break after his men allowed as many as three goals in a defeat to Le Havre in the previous round.
On the bright side, Lorient did score two after failing to find the target in back-to-back fixtures Auxerre and Nancy.
The Gabonese striker Denis Bouanga, who arrived this summer from Tours, proved out to be quite a significant addition to the squad as he already bagged four goals so far in the season.
Lorient’s poor defensive performance at Le Havre will be the music to the ears of Denis Renaud whose men packed as many as seven in subsequent wins over Nimes and Quevily Rouen in last two rounds.
Niort’s greatest strength comes from the center of the park as Romain Grange bagged four goals so far and he will be a huge threat to Lorient’s goal from behind.
Lorient vs Niort: Head to head
The two sides will take on each other for the first time since the 2004/05 season when they both featured the second tier of the French football.
Lorient have been slightly more successful, but it is very interesting to note that each of last four H2H meetings between the two teams offered three or more goals.
Lorient vs Niort: Prediction
Looking at both team’s recent display, goals should be guaranteed here and we just must see the value in backing the BTTS pick at the odds of 5/6.
The value is also in backing the visitors to strike twice for the third time in a row and you’ll get as high as 3/ odds for such a scenario.
Lorient vs Niort: Bets
The first bet is BTTS at 5/6 @ 888 Sport.
Braver tipsters can try with Niort Over 1.5 Team Goals at the odds of 3/1 @ 888 Sport.