Although they have been playing all over the place this week, mostly in cup format, they will still maintain the habit of starting the rounds with at least 1 game on Friday. Including in top championships like the French Ligue 1 – Lorient and Lyon are playing there. Can the Weavers win away against the Merlusians, who are battling for survival in the divisions? The readers of the website have a forecast for the match on March 4, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet.ng app download.
Lorient are in the thick of the struggle for survival
The Merloos are quite often somewhere near the line between Ligue 1 and France 2. Another promotion to the country’s top division was taken in 2020, before finishing last spring in 16th place, not far from the relegation zone. Lorient have been trying to improve recently, even drawing with PSG, and in early February they even managed to beat Lans, before losing 0-0 to Monaco. Then, however, the team lost at home to Montpellier. But thanks to a crucial away win against Brest, they managed to pull away from the relegation zone.
Lyon are nowhere near as good as last season
In the previous Ligue 1 they finished fourth – just two points behind Monaco – and went on to qualify for the Champions League (which, incidentally, Niko Kovac’s side lost to Shakhtar Donetsk). Then, anyway, they switched managers, calling on Peter Bos in May. But so far, the Dutchman has not delivered the expected progress. Except for the Europa League, where the French side won their group, thanks to which they will not make the play-offs until the spring, playing a 1/8 tie against Porto (incidentally, starting immediately after that fixture). That hardly makes up for the frankly poor results in the domestic arena. Including the cup encounter with Paris, which was cancelled due to a fan outburst and a technical. However, they have improved in recent rounds, which, combined with the traditional density of the Ligue 1 table, still gives a chance of climbing into the Eurocup zone. On the other hand, Lyon lost at home to rival Lille at the weekend.
Last season Lyon picked up 4 points in games against Lorient: 1-1 away, 4-1 at home. In this draw, the scoreline is the same again, but this time on the weavers’ field.
Both clubs have been scoring poorly of late. So a bet on “less than 2.5 goals” (odds 1.94) is inevitable.