Monaco vs Lorient
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 14th February 2021
Kick off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II..
Monaco will fancy their chances to get 3 points at the weekend as they will be at home to Lorient. Monaco are in 4th place and have won 8 games in a row.
The home side have been in fantastic form and this is the first serious title challenge from Monaco since they last won the league 4 years ago. The club were involved in a 7 goal thriller last weekend as they beat Nimes 4-3.
Given that Nimes are bottom of the league some eyebrows were raised because one would think that Monaco would win the game easily but the club do tend to concede goals and they have conceded each time in their last five games despite winning the matches.
At home Monaco have won 8 games from 12 with just one defeat and the club come into this fixture having won their last 3 home games in a row.
Lorient have been brilliant lately as they are one of the teams who could be relegated this season but they have shown a lot of fight. Ever since they surprised PSG by winning 3-2 the club believe they have what it takes to stay up.
The club are in 17th place and have moved 3 points clear of Nantes who are now in the bottom three. After facing PSG Lorient drew 1-1 at Rennes and last weekend they beat Reims 1-0.
Monaco vs Lorient: Head to Head
- The last time the clubs played here was back in 2017 when Monaco won 4-0.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Monaco beat Lorient 5-0.
- Monaco have won the last 4 league games in a row scoring 14 goals.
Monaco vs Lorient: Prediction
Monaco are the odds on favourites to win and that is hard to dispute, they have been fantastic and can score goals and they can taste the Ligue 1 title and are only six points adrift.
Monaco also have a great record against Lorient and have scored many goals against them. But we have to look at what Lorient have done in the last few weeks and respect that. Lorient are on a mission to stay up.
Just to give you an idea, Lorient would be in 6th place if we looked at their recent form that is 11 places better than they are now.
This is why we are happy to back Lorient but on the handicap, they will fight hard in this game and make life difficult for Monaco based on how they have performed in recent weeks.
Monaco vs Lorient: Bet Tips:
Handicap: Lorient to beat Monaco with a +2 goal start at 1.72 (8/11)
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5).