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Lorient and Montpellier have been two lackluster teams in the opening round of the campaign. Lorient are still winless in their last 3 games after they picked up their first win against Lille almost 2 months ago. They will now face Montpellier, who are also struggling at the moment and that might be the kind of game they need to get back to winning ways.
Montpellier are no different from the host Lorient. They even share the same point on the table as they. Montpellier's winless streak stretches to their last 4 games and they have won just 1 game so far this season. A matchup against Lorient might be just the right way to test a few ideas.Grab Your Signup Bonus
With the rate the Lorient team are going, they might struggle to end mid-table this season, unless they can turn things around. Lorient has shown no signs of a turnaround since their 4-1 win over Lorient, even though the fans hoped that was their turning point. Since then they have lost both games against Le Havre and Nantes, while playing a draw against Monaco.
Lorient's defense were caught sleeping against Nantes, as they conceded 5 goals in that game. They did manage to score 3 goals themselves through Eli Junior Kroupi, Romain Faivre and Tosin Aiyegun. But they must improve their cohesion at the back if they are serious about turning things around.
Lorient are 14th with 6 points and -2 goal difference.
- No wins in 3 games.
- Without a clean sheet in 5 games.
- More than 2.5 goals in 4/5 games.
- Both teams scoring in 4/5 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 9/10 games.
Montpellier have now gone without a win in their last 4 games in a row after playing yet another draw against Rennes. The game was tight and both sides failed to score any goals.
Montpellier has won only 1 game this season, against Lyon and since then they have lost twice against Reims and Lille and then played a draw against Strasbourg and Rennes.
They will be hoping to get back on the scoresheet when they travel to face Lorient, who simply can't stop conceding goals this season. Montpellier have a very good record against Lorient despite only settling for a 1-1 draw the last time both clubs faced each other.
Montpellier are 13th with 6 points and 0 goal difference.
- No wins in 4 games.
- More than 2.5 goals in 6/8 games.
- Both teams scored in 7/9 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 7/9 games.
- Less than 10.5 corners in 7/7 games.
Head to Head
Lorient and Montpellier have played against each other 20 times in the past. Montpellier won 10 times, while Lorient won 4 times and they played out a draw 6 times.
- Montpellier have no losses in 10 games.
- Lorient are without a clean sheet in 12 games.
- There were less than 2.5 goals scored in 5/6 games.
- There were more than 4.5 cards in 5/5 games.
Analysis and Predictions
This is difficult to call because of the poor form of both teams at the moment. Montpellier will be hoping to exploit the complacency in the Lorient defense and Lorient should reply easily with a goal of their own. But in all, the game should be tight with very few goals scored at the end.
- Under 2.5 Goals at 2.02 Odds
- Both Teams to Score at 1.62 Odds
- Correct Score 1-1 at 6.50 Odds