Lorient vs Monaco Prediction and Analysis
Monaco will be looking to record a third straight win in Ligue 1 for the second time this season.
When he travels to Le Mustoir to face Lorient on Wednesday night.
The Monegasques have gained serious momentum and are now only 3 points away from 3rd position in the standings.
Which gives the right to participate in next year's Champions League qualifiers.
Olympique Marseille is currently there.
The Principality side have recorded 9 wins in their previous 12 Ligue 1 games under Philippe Clément.
And he will definitely come out with confidence in this match.
Moreover, they are not worried about their away games (6-1-1).
On the other hand, Lorient has emerged as an overly hospitable host in recent times.
As they registered 3 consecutive defeats at home before this match – against Nice, PSG and Montpellier.
I predict an easy win for the visitors here. As it is possible that they lead in the result already at half time.
Lorian - statistics and info
After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Lorient have started this campaign in superb fashion.
And was rewarded with a place in the top half of the table.
After a 2-1 win over Angers just over a week ago, Regis Le Bris' men are 6th in the table.
That is, one position below the Europe zone.
Despite the home team's impressive form this season, one important aspect of their game is missing - the defense.
The 6-0 win over amateurs Chatenoir for the Cup was their first clean sheet in their last 10 games in all competitions.
But as you might have guessed, this particular fight against such an opponent can hardly serve as a corrective.
Which means Lorient are unlikely to finish Wednesday's game without conceding a goal.
On the contrary, I even think that Monaco will sign up several times.
Monaco - statistics and info
Meanwhile, the team from the Principality lost their last game before the World Cup break - 2-3 in the derby against Marseille.
But since the start of the 2023 calendar year, it seems that the Monegasques have found their form .
Having taken six points from a possible six in Ligue 1 following wins over Auxerre and Brest.
Lorient, however, have proved a tough opponent for Philippe Clément's men in recent games.
Monaco have failed to win any of the previous three meetings with them (0-2-1).
Which means they will need to be at their best if they are to continue their 100% start in 2023 in Ligue 1.
News about the teams
Lorien will be without the services of Yvonne Mwogo, who is recovering from a knee injury.
But otherwise, coach Regis Le Bris has no other significant problems with injured players.
With his goal last time out, Le Fey now has 3 goals for the hosts this season.
And he will likely start behind top scorer Terem Moffi.
While Vito Mannone is expected to keep his place in goal.
Monaco head coach Philippe Clément is expected to make quite a few changes to his starting eleven.
After numerous substitutions in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Rodez in the Coupe de France.
Despite his goal at the weekend, young midfielder Manes Akliuche is expected to make way for Elies Ben Sehir.
Who is likely to start alongside goalscorer Breel Embolo up front.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Manon; Le Goff, Talbi, Matsima, Kalulu; Boisgard, Abergel; Kathleen, Le Feue, Ouattara; Moffy
Injuries: Mvogo , Laporte
Lineup: Nubel; Vanderson, Disasi, Maripan, Enrique; Martins, Fofana, Kamara, Golovin; Embolo, Yeder
Injured : Goebbels, Woland
Left : Badiashile
Ranking and Form in the league