Valenciennes vs Lorient Predictions and Match Preview

Valenciennes vs Lorient
France- Ligue 2.
Date: Friday, 25th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes).

With an aim to improve their league standings Valenciennes will play against Lorient on Friday who is just below the promotion spots.

No other team has conceded more than 35 goals in the league so far. From their last 5 league matches, they lost 3 and has only one win. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their previous 5 matches across all venues.

But home form has improved recently, with 3 wins coming in the last 5 games in front of their home fans. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their latest home games.

Les Merlus is 6th in the points table with just a point between them and promotion spot. After winning a league game against Chateauroux they lost the most recent home game against GFC Ajaccio. This is their 3rd loss in the last 5 matches. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 games and 3 of those had the same final score 1-0.

Including 4 defeats they are without a win in the last 5 games away from home. All 7 of their away matches on the trot had less than 2.5 goals at the full time.

Valenciennes vs Lorient: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both teams have 2 wins each in the last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
  • Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches in all competitions.
  • The Athenians have won 3 and lost 1 of the last 5 h2h games against this opposition at this ground.
  • Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches and both teams scored in those 3 games as well.

Valenciennes vs Lorient: Prediction

In 3 of their last 5meetings at this ground, the score had less than 2.5 goals at the final whistle. This trend can also be seen in the last 3 home matches of the Athenians. A similar scoreline was produced in the last 7 matches the visitors played away from home too. So we can bet on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.70 odds.

The away team failed to make the score board tick i9n their last 5 matches on the road. Reginald Ray’s team also did not score in 2 of their 3 recent home games. With both teams in poor scoring form, we can bet on both teams not scoring with 2.00 odds.

Valenciennes vs Lorient: Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 2.00 (1/1).

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