Lorient come up against visiting side Marseille this coming Sunday at Stade du Moustoir in a Ligue 1 fixture.
Two places behind the league-leaders, Marseille claimed 60 points from 29 rounds, while Lorient amassed 44 points. They now rank as number 10 in the Ligue 1 standings.
Lorient are chasing revenge after succumbing to a disappointing defeat in the latest encounter against Marseille. However, judging by prices from the bookmakers, they could be in for more disappointment.
Lorient go into their next Ligue 1 match, scoring a humble average of 1.1 per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane 11 times, while conceding 11. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring four times.
Marseille scored 15 goals, conceded 13 and managed three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Marseille got the better of Lorient in their most recent meetings, as they first won 3-1, then 3-0.
Lorient vs Marseille Prediction
Judging by their last three matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Lorient at the moment. Against Troyes, they came out on top in a 2-0 win, before drawing 1-1 against Nice. Most recently, they were left reeling in a 3-1 defeat against Lille. Lorient won three of their previous six matches at Stade du Moustoir in the Ligue 1. They drew two and suffered one defeats, scoring nine goals to four against.
In their last three matches, Marseille drew 2-2 with Strasbourg, beat Reims 1-2 before a 1-1 draw with Montpellier. Marseille swept aside all competition with six win in their last six Ligue 1 away matches. They 12 times along the way and allowed three goals against.
Marseille could find it tough to break down the defensive barriers put up by Lorient at Stade du Moustoir this coming Sunday. The home side doesn't score much themselves, though, and we aim for the under 2.5 goals betting market.
Marseille scored 22 goals and conceded 16 in their last 14 games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. This earned them eight wins and 26 points. Lorient show off a record of 12 wins, eight draws and nine defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Marseille are looking at 18 wins, six draws and five defeats in the Ligue 1.
Lorient vs Marseille Stats
- In 12 of the last 14 Lorient home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 6 Lorient matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 Lorient matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Lorient have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
- Lorient have not lost the last 3 matches in a row
- Marseille have scored in 24 of the last 25 matches
- Marseille have scored in the last 12 away matches in a row
- Marseille have won 7 of the last 8 away matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- Marseille have won the last 8 away matches in a row
- Marseille have won 5 of the last 7 away matches without conceding a goal
Lorient vs Marseille Squads
The 47-year-old coach of the home team, Regis Le Bris, will select the lineup against Marseille from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season:
Julian Pollersbeck (0/0), Teddy Bartouche (0/0), Vito Mannone (0/16), Yvon Mvogo (0/14), Darline Yongwa (0/6), Gedeon Kalulu (0/22), Igor Carioca (0/5), Julien Laporte (0/18), Maxime Wackers (0/0), Montassar Talbi (1/29), Vincent Le Goff (0/28), Adil Aouchiche (0/9), Ayman Kari (0/0), Bamo Meite (1/10), Bonke Innocent (0/19), Enzo Le Fee (4/28), Jean-Victor Makengo (0/9), Julien Ponceau (1/26), Laurent Abergel (0/21), Paul Bellon (0/0), Theo Le Bris (2/22), Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (3/19), Ibrahima Kone (4/28), Romain Faivre (1/18), Sirine Doucoure (0/8), Stephane Diarra (2/26), Yoann Cathline (1/16).
Listed below is the full squad of Marseille players that the manager Igor Tudor will choose from for the upcoming game:
Ruben Blanco (0/5), Simon Ngapandouetnbu (0/0), Chancel Mbemba (4/28), Eric Bailly (0/11), Issa Kabore (1/15), Jonathan Clauss (1/25), Leonardo Balerdi (0/27), Nuno Tavares (6/25), Samuel Gigot (2/20), Sead Kolasinac (4/24), Amine Harit (0/10), Azzedine Ounahi (1/22), Bartug Elmaz (0/0), Cengiz Under (2/28), Dimitri Payet (2/20), Jordan Veretout (3/29), Matteo Guendouzi (2/27), Ruslan Malinovsky (1/12), Valentin Rongier (1/28), Alexis Sanchez (12/26), Nemanja Radonjic (0/0), Pedro Ruiz (0/0), Vitor Oliveira (0/5).
Lorient vs Marseille Team News
At the time of writing, Lorient have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Marseille on Sunday.
Julien Laporte, Theo Le Bris, Yvon Mvogo and Julian Pollersbeck nurses various injuries and won't take part for Lorient against Marseille at Stade du Moustoir.
Apparently, Marseille have just two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match on Sunday.
Samuel Gigot and Amine Harit all face a spell on the sidelines for Marseille due to various injuries.
Lorient vs Marseille Lineups
Lorient vs Marseille H2H
Marseille got the better of Lorient in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. In total, they have played five matches in past seasons with Marseille running away with most of the points. They won five encounters, with Lorient stealing all 3 points in zero matches. Naturally, the last zero games ended all square. The bookies have Marseille to win this match at best price odds of 7/10.
Lorient vs Marseille Results
As both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous ten matches, betting on BTTS naturally would have been profitable. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 3/4 with the bookies.
Lorient vs Marseille Betting Tips
It's been a great season for Alexis Sanchez so far with 12 goals to his name across all tournaments this season. He also hit the target three times in his last six games, and no doubt Marseille want him to continue this productive spell against Lorientthis coming Sunday.
Lorient claimed four wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing four. Marseille won nine of their last 10 away games, as they also drew zero and lost one of these matches. Both teams hit the back of the net in four of the last 10 matches for Lorient on home soil. Both scored at least once in five of the previous 10 away games for Marseille.
Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals, while at least four goals happened five times. Lorient managed an average of 1.2 goals, while Marseille averaged 2.5 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Lorient, who scored an average of 1.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten games for Marseille, who scored 2.2 times on average in those matches.