Lorient vs Reims
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.
Lorient just might be the best team in the French top flight at the moment. They are on a long winning streak, and are trailing by just one point below toppers PSG. And for the same reason, they will consider this upcoming encounter against the struggling Reims as a huge opportunity.
Not only are the Parisians dealing with the absence of Leo Messi, but they are also going through a rough patch as of now. On top of that, the first-placed PSG are pitted against the third-placed Marseille, and at least one of the two will drop points this weekend.
This is just a golden moment for the second-placed Lorient, who are one of the only two squads in the whole competition to have won the last five games in a row.
They also scored goals in plenty during this stretch, and frankly barring a single draw and a loss, they have a perfect winning record in the competition.
Meanwhile, Reims are barely hanging above the relegation cut-off at the moment, and that too due to their slightly better goal-difference. A single fixture could push them further deep down the table.
It is quite worrying that they were able to register just a single win so far in the competition, and all along they let in goals in huge numbers.
On top of that they are in an even bigger mess on the road, and at the same time they are about to take on a team who have a 100% winning record at home.
By all means, expect a win for Lorient this weekend at their home.
Lorient vs Reims Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lorient won five of the past seven encounters.
- They kept clean sheets in three of the past five clashes.
- They won three of the former four meetings at this ground.
- They scored two or more goals in two of the preceding four match-ups.
Lorient vs Reims Prediction & Analysis
Lorient have a 100% winning record since the first week of September, and they amassed goals in absolutely scary numbers during this stretch.
On top of that they are at home, and they also have a dominant h2h record against this rival over the years.
On the other hand, Reims have a 100% winless record barring a single victory, and it came against the 17th placed Angers.
As things stand, Lorient are easily the logical pick to post a win this weekend.
Tips for Lorient vs Reims
Lorient to Win @ 2.25
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 2.00.