Ligue 1 | Lorient-Guingamp
Kick Off: 19:00 Hrs
Venue: Stade du Moustoir
Sat 14th Jan 2017
Lorient vs Guingamp Match Prediction
Guingamp will be looking to continue their good run of form in Ligue 1 when they travel to the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir to take on Lorient on Saturday night. Lorient were thrashed 5-0 on the road against Paris Saint-Germain last time out in Ligue 1, while Guingamp were held to a 2-2 away draw by Metz. Jimmy Briand scored a brace for Anthony Kombouare’s side, but this wasn’t enough to secure all three points as they conceded the equaliser in the stoppage time. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.
Lorient finished 2016 in a disappointing manner as they were thrashed 5-0 on the road against the reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, but they kicked off the new year on a high following their 2-1 home win over Nice at the weekend in Coupe de France. Lorient fought back from one-goal down to qualify for the next stage of the competition thanks to two second-half goals from Jeremie Aliadiere and Walid Mesloub. Lorient’s recent form over the past three months has been a complete mixed bag with 4 defeats, 3 draws and 3 wins in their last ten games across all competitions. Lorient are rock bottom of the Ligue 1 table with just 15 points to their name after 19 rounds, already five points behind safety. Lorient have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net throughout this Ligue 1 campaign as they hold the leakiest defence in the division, conceding 38 goals in 19 league fixtures. At the other end of the pitch, Lorient only managed 20 goals, including 7 from their top scorer Benjamin Moukandjo. Majeed Waris has also played a decent role in Lorient’s performances so far this season, helping the team with 4 goals and 2 assists in his 15 league appearances. Despite their disappointing Ligue 1 campaign, Lorient can count on their recent home form ahead of this clash as they won the last three home fixtures in all competitions, scoring 2 goals in each of these.
On the contrary, Guingamp have enjoyed a decent run of form over the past month, winning three and drawing once in their last four games across all competitions. They drew 2-2 against Metz in Ligue 1 in the middle of December but started the new year with a narrow 2-1 home win over Le Havre in Coupe de France at the weekend. Anthony Kombouare’s boys currently stand in a respectable 5th position in the league table tied on 30 points with the 6th-placed Marseille, just four points off the 4th-placed Lyon. Guingamp’s solid defence has been the secret for their impressive performances throughout this Ligue 1 campaign as they have one of the meanest defences in the division, conceding just 19 goals in 19 league fixtures. The bad news is that Guingamp aren’t regarded as good travellers as they have only won once in their last ten away games across all competitions. They have only lost once in their last five away fixtures, but the other four games ended in draws. Furthermore, Guingamp suffered defeats in each of their last three visits to the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir in Ligue 1, conceding at least two goals in each of these. A player to watch here is Jimmy Briand, as the 31-year-old striker has already helped the team with 6 goals and 4 assists in his 18 league appearances.
Lorient Team News
Romain Philippoteaux, Pierre-Yves Hamel, Ibrahima Sory Conte and Faiz Selemanie are all doubts ahead of this clash.
Guingamp Team News
Sulivan Martinet, Reynald Lemaitre and Nicolas Benezet are all doubts ahead of this clash.
Betting Predictions and Tips
Guingamp seem to be the most in-form side between these two teams at the moment in time, and they also hold a superior head-to-head record over Lorient. They have won three of the last five meetings with Guingamp, scoring at least two goals in two of these. Furthermore, Guingamp have scored at least once in six of their last seven away fixtures in all competitions.
Vincent Le Goff
Mathieu Philippe Peybernes
Abdul Majeed Waris
Benjamin Brou Angoua
|25||RB||Vincent Le Goff||175||67|
|15||CD||Mathieu Philippe Peybernes||184||80|
|9||RM||Abdul Majeed Waris||172||71|
|4||LB||Benjamin Brou Angoua||183||72|