Lorient vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: 4 March 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.
Lorient picked up an important victory on Sunday away at Brest. Substitute Ibrahima Kone made the difference by netting the only goal late in the second half of the game.
Lorient had an extra man on the pitch for an hour as Brest’s center-back Brendan Chardonnet was sent off 29 minutes into the clash.
Nevertheless, we have to say it was another very strong defensive performance from the team led by Christopher Pelissier as Brest had zero shots on target on the occasion.
Lorient have generally been very tough to break down recently. They allowed only one goal in the last four league rounds.
Lorient are now two points above the red zone and they will be hoping to pull off an upset on Friday evening when they host Lyon in the first match of Gameweek No 27 at Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.
Lyon will enter the tie in completely opposite spirits having suffered a 0-1 home defeat to Lille on Sunday.
Peter Bosz’s squad dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play and even scored the late 86th-minute goal through Lucas Paqueta but it was disallowed.
Much like their counterparts, Lyon have also played some low-scoring games of late. None of the last four league matches they played thus produced three or more goals.
Lorient vs Lyon Head-to-head
- The teams have two wins, draws, and losses apiece in their six previous head to head meetings.
- Both outfits scored in each of the last four head to head encounters.
- Lyon won only 7 of the last 16 away games against Lorient.
Lorient vs Lyon Prediction
The Under 2.5 goals FT is by far the most reasonable betting option here. Lorient have been rock-solid defensively of late, while Lyon did not impress at all in the final third in the last several weeks.
You can back this scenario at the attractive 1.90 odds. As for the outcome, the value is certainly with the draw at the sky-high 3.75 odds. Lyon have won only one of the last five league matches on the road and they also won only two of the previous six H2H clashes with Loreint.