Niort vs Lorient
France Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 6 May 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade Rene Gaillard, Niort
There are only a couple of games left to be played in this year’s edition of French Ligue 2. The 36th round is going to be wrapped up on Monday night with an interesting clash between Niort and Lorient.
Hosts don’t have anything left to play for, being stuck in the middle of the table. Visiting squad though is going to be heavily motivated as they are fighting for the playoffs.
Lorient is entering the clash from 5th position, having 58 points, four more than 6th placed Lens. Fans would probably be happy with a point here considering the remaining two opponents.
As expected, bookmakers have marked the visitors as favorites for the win at 1.83 odds. Both teams are having horrible results in the last five matches.
Lorient have won only two but it is worth adding that majority of opponents came from the upper part of the table. Overall this squad is having similar results when playing home or on the road. They achieved 8 wins away, while losing six encounters.
Niort’s home record has been far from impressive so far. They won only five out of 17 clashes, while scoring only 16 goals.
Niort vs Lorient: Head-to-head
The sides have met 18 times in the past and Lorient have the advantage when it comes to victories 8-4.
There were 38 goals scored in those matches total, which averages slightly above 2.00 per duel.
The most recent duel was in late 2018 when Lorient were the hosts. Full time result was 1-1.
Niort vs Lorient: Prediction
We don’t think Lorient have what it takes to seal victory here. As already stated above, the have a decent advantage over Lens in terms of points, so a draw wouldn’t be a bad outcome either. The odds for the bet are high and worth a small stake.
Niort vs Lorient: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.50
Both teams to score YES @ 2.00.