Lorient hosts Monaco in round 18 of French Ligue 1. The match will be played on Wednesday, January 6th at Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Lorient runs the risk of not staying in Ligue 1 again. Les Merlus managed to win the right to return to the elite division of France only last season. They were lucky that they headed the Ligue 2 standings at the time of the suspension of the last championship. However, Lorient has great difficulties at the new level. Already 17 matches are over, and Les Merlus won in only three of them. As a result, they managed to score only 12 points before the holidays. Dijon and Nimes have the same figures, and Lorient is ahead of them only due to tiebreak indicators. On December 23, Les Merlus were able to win back after a 2-0 score in Nice. But victories are needed, and Lorient won only once in the last ten rounds. And only five points were gained in this segment. Did the coaching staff manage to work on improving the game during the holidays?
The Monegasques quickly lost ground after a sensational champion’s title and the Champions League semifinal. It can be explained by the erroneous transfer policy - they were very actively selling all skilled footballers. Niko Kovac was given the task of bringing the club back to the top of the standings. However, the intermediate results are rather mediocre. There are only slightly more victories than defeats (8 versus 6), and the goal difference, although positive, is not amazing (28-25). And this despite the fact that a couple of last meetings in 2020 were quite successful for the club. Volland's goal brought an away victory over Dijon, and then the Monegasques tied with Saint-Etienne (2:2). 27 points scored allowed the team to rise to 6th place, but ninth Angers has the same figures.
Now Monaco has a good streak of four consecutive victories in head-to-head matches. At the same time, Lorient could not even score in this segment (the total goal difference is 10-0). Perhaps this time Lorient will be able to avoid a romp. However, it seems that Monaco has a good chance of extending its winning streak in head-to-head meetings.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.85 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 06-Jan-2021 19:00 CET
Event Result: 2:5(1:1)
Profit: +34.00 Units