Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After failing to win the previous three league matches, Lorient will be looking to get back on course when they take on Monaco on Matchday 24. Les Merlus have been struggling in front of goal of late, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. All Bonke Innocent, Theo Le Bris, Julien Laporte, and Laurent Abergel are out of contention with injuries.
Olivier Pantaloni’s troops, on the other hand, are fighting hard to secure yet another Ligue 1 survival, but given their poor displays in back-to-back defeats to Nantes (0-2) and Nice (0-3), we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but keep in mind that both Ismael Diallo and Mounaim El Idrissy are banned for the match.
Highlighted Team (Lorient):
Founded back in 1926, Lorient is a French football club that competes in Ligue 1. Les Merlus have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the Coupe de France in the 2001/02 season. In the title game, Lorient defeated Bastia thanks to Jean-Claude Darcheville’s goal.
The same season les Merlus made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Bordeaux proved to be a big catch (0-3) for them in the title game. Lorient welcome their rivals at Stade du Moustoir, the stadium which can hold up to 16,392 spectators. The colour of the team’s home shirt is orange with a little black on it, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2002/03 season Lorient represented France in European competitions.
Les Merlus, though, failed to impress on their debut in the UEFA Cup as they were beaten by Denizlispor in the round 1 double-header.