Lorient vs Troyes
French Ligue 1
Date: 21 May 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.
Lorient removed all doubts about their top flight status by holding the rock-bottomed Bordeaux to a goalless draw away at Stade Matmut-Atlantique last Saturday.
They are now four points ahead of Metz who hold the relegation playoffs spot and can enter the final day fixtures completely free of pressure.
The same can be said for their bottom-half counterparts Troyes who hold the 15th position in the Ligue 1 table ahead of the Matchday No 38 games.
Lorient have been struggling to create up front lately as they found the back of the net only once in the previous four league outings.
They did not do much up front last weekend at Bordeaux either despite the fact that Les Girondins own by far the worst defensive record in this term of Ligue 1.
On the other side, we have Troyes who certainly left a better impression in the previous several weeks.
The visitors won one, drew one, and lost one of the last three Ligue 1 games. It is a solid record if we know they have faced the likes of Lille, PSG, and Lens along the way.
Troyes have actually lost just two of the previous five away outings in the league and they have held PSG to a 2-2 draw away at Parc des Princes in the process.
Lorient vs Troyes Head-to-head
- The outfits have 9 wins apiece going into their 23rd head to head encounter in recent history.
- None of the previous five head to head outings between these two outfits saw goals scored at both ends.
- Troyes will enter this tie on the back of four consecutive clean-sheet wins over Lorient, a run that involves this season’s 2-0 victory in December last year at Stade de l’Aube.
Lorient vs Troyes Prediction
The bookmakers see Lorient as the slight favorites here which is something we would definitely not agree with based on everything we’ve seen form these two squads in the recent weeks.
The latest H2H record also favors the visitors and we will take the away win as the main betting pick at the odds of 3.30 here.
Lorient vs Troyes Betting Tips
Troyes to win @ 3.30 (23/10)
Troyes to keep a clean sheet @ 4.33 (10/3) odd.