Toulouse vs Lorient
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Kick-off at 20.05 UK/ 21.05 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse.
Toulouse, currently 11th in Ligue 1 takes on Lorient, a team from Ligue 2, fighting for promotion at the moment. There’s a readily apparent difference in quality between the sides, but still fans expect a good match of football.
Both teams had to deal with strong teams from their league last week. Lorient comes out the winner in that case as they held Metz, the toppers of Ligue 2, to a draw. Toulouse was subjected to a loss at their own stadium by the fourth-placed Montpellier.
Metz unleashed waves after waves of attack but still the Lorient defence stood strong and held their ground. There were moments of panic but was smartly dealt by Jean-Clair Todibo and co.
Toulouse bit more than they could chew in the form of Montpellier. A 3-0 loss at home would definitely hurt their morale and form. They will be desperate to get back to winning ways. A team from Ligue 2 right now is almost the perfect recipe, but take Lorient too lightly and Toulouse will probably rue their fate.
Toulouse likes to attack through the middle and particularly through the left. They have a consistent 11 in almost every match and the team members have developed quite a chemistry between themselves.
Toulouse vs Lorient head-to-head (h2h)
- Toulouse won the last match between the sides with a score line of 3-2.
- Toulouse has lost just three of their last 12 matches.
- Toulouse had a six-match winning streak at home in 2018 and also lost just two of their last ten home matches.
- Lorient lost two of their last three away matches.
Toulouse vs Lorient Prediction
After their recent slump in form Toulouse was probably on the look-out for a weaker team to play with. With the added home advantage, Toulouse will use this opportunity to its maximum extent to build their lost momentum and to instil the players with confidence.
If recent records are researches, it can be seen that Lorient has performed better than Toulouse. They have won more matches, scored more goals. But we back Toulouse to have the advantage in this match. Why? The first and the best reason is – the quality of the teams that they are surrounded with, the quality of the teams they are engaging with. Toulouse is a reasonable opponent for teams in Ligue 1, while Lorient is a powerful presence in Ligue 2. The keywords are – Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
In a country like France, there’s a gulf of difference in quality between the different tiers of football leagues. The difference becomes huge when Ligue 1 comes into the picture.
Expect Toulouse to take control of the match ruthlessly. They will score goals with ease. Both halves will belong to the home team.
Toulouse vs Lorient Betting Tips
Toulouse to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Half Time/ Full Time: Toulouse/ Toulouse @ 3.10 (21/10).