Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Montpellier will look to bounce back from an unbelievable 5-4 loss to Lyon when they take on Lorient in the Ligue 1 round 35. La Paillade produced a fine display in the last league match, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Lorient. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be talented forward Elye Wahi, who scored four goals at the weekend, while Kiki Kouyate is back from suspension. Teji Savanier has yet to serve his ban, while both Wahbi Khazri and Beni Makouana are out of contention with injuries.
Les Merlus, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over PSG and Brest. Considering that Lorient have been impressive in front of goal of late as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Jean-Victor Makengo is banned for the match, while all Igor Silva, Vito Mannone, and Julien Laporte remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
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.