Lorient started the new edition of Ligue 1 with a successful draw on the field of St. Etienne. He tried to keep his balance with dangerous counterattacks. He managed to open the score and then retreated defensively. There followed a period in which St. Etienne dominated it in all chapters. In the end, the hosts equalized from the penalty spot. Boisgard, Diarra, Lecoeuche and Mouyokolo are unavailable.
Vincent Le Goff has scored the first goal of the season
monacois considered one of the favorites for the title. It has a competitive lot from which great results are expected. Maybe that's why he caught the equalizer in the first stage, even at home, with Nantes (1-1). He scored quickly and thought he had an easy match, but it wasn't like that at all. Nantes offered a solid reply and managed to place the defense very well. Monaco's goal was scored by Gelson Martins .
Monaco is engaged in the preliminary matches of the Champions League. He wants to qualify in groups and all the attention is directed towards achieving the goal. For the meeting with Lorient, I propose a bet like Monaco, scoring one or two goals.
Lorient is the home team
Lorient are a team for which maintaining the status is quite enough as a goal. And it turned out to be achievable as opportunities.
This type of team calls them "home". And really.
Lorient not only won most of his points at home last season. As I was among the top hosts of League 1.
But it is unlikely that anything will change during the current campaign.
We cannot expect a change from a team that has almost completely kept the core of its composition.
And who continues with the same coach.
Monaco will fight for the title
Monaco are expected to be commented on as one of the contenders for the title this season in Ligue 1.
And there is nothing unexpected in this, given the ascending line with which they ended the last campaign. Making a total of 21 games without a loss.
The attraction of Niko Kovac had an unexpectedly positive effect on the team. And it is very likely that this trend will continue.
Lorian is a Monaco subscriber
There are several interesting moments specifically for this meeting.
First of all, we can assume that one of the strongest hosts receives the second strongest guest.
However, Monaco is uncomfortable for Lorient's opponent. And the Monegasques have an asset of 5 wins and 1 draw against them from the last 6 meetings.
In addition, although successful at home, Lorient lost to 4 of the Top 6 teams. Which includes today's guest.
What we learned from the first matches
If we look at the game purely, judging by the first meetings of the two teams, then again the advantage is for Monaco.
Against Saint-Etienne (1-1), Lorien got a lucky point. They were dominated and outplayed by the opponent.
But after taking the lead in their only counter-attack, they returned to keep the score until the end of the match without a thought of attack.
Monaco, on the other hand, had the misfortune to get an early goal after a corner against Nantes (1-1).
But then they totally dominated. As they were unlucky to win.
Forecast for Lorient - Monaco
In conclusion, both the statistical and the game advantage is on the side of Monaco.
However, there are some circumstances that do not allow me to play for their convincing victory.
1. This is already the 4th match for Monaco in just 10 days. And 4 days after that they play against Shakhtar Donetsk for the Champions League.
2. Lorien will not only play very defensively. But there is a danger of scoring from a static position.
Thus, a win with only one goal difference for Monaco is very likely @ 3.75 at bet365 .
The coefficient for their victory in the final market, in my opinion, does not deserve any attention.
But see how small the difference is for the Asian Handicap -1.0 @ 2.30 and the suggested forecast for -0.5, -1.0 AX @ 2.00.
At the same time, however, with the huge advantage of the second option to win ½ from the size of your bet, even with a victory with exactly 1 goal difference for Monaco.
We play like that then.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Lorian have not lost in their last 8 games: 4-4-0.
- Lorient has scored in 15 of his last 16 games.
- He has under 2.5 goals in 6 of Lorien's last 7 games.
- Monaco have lost just 1 of their last 9 games: 5-3-1.
- There are goals / goals in 4 of the last 5 matches of Monaco.
- Monaco is in a series of 6 games without a loss to Lorient: 5-1-0.