Ligue 1 – Match-day 3: Montpellier v FC Lorient

Montpellier vs. FC Lorient

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Sunday at the Stade de la Mosson, as Montpellier host Lorient in the Ligue 1.

This clash sees thirteenth placed Montpellier, welcome seventh placed Lorient to the Stade de la Mosson.

Montpellier go into this match with one point secured

Montpellier drew 3-3 when they visited Reims, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Olympique de Marseille, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

With one draws in one game, Manager Oliver Dall’Oglio has plenty to ponder, going into the next game, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With one point, they are established in thirteenth in the League drawn one game and lost one game.

Playing at home, Montpellier have lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Montpellier’s points to 4 in the League.

Montpellier’s squad has depth, but even so, Oliver Dall’Oglio is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

It’s four points so far for FC Lorient this season, going into this match

Lorient come to this fixture on the back of a 1-0 home win against AS Mónaco at the Stade Yves Allainmat.

Another match and another win for Lorient, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. With four points, they are established in seventh in the League having won one game and drawn one game.

Playing away from home, Lorient have drawn one game.

A victory for FC Lorient would put them on 7 points.

A solid defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Lorient have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding one goal in their previous games. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Ligue 1 season. The number of goals that a team scores can sometimes give a misleading impression of performance. Lorient have found the net two times (1 from open play and one penalty), but their performance at times this season has been average. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Terem Moffi (1), Vincent Le Goff (1), and Matthieu Dreyer.

Lorient may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Montpellier v FC Lorient – Head-to-Head.

The clubs have previously faced each other 29 times with the result being 11 wins and eight draws for Montpellier. Further, the last eight matches against Lorient have resulted in five wins for Montpellier. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (64.1%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Montpellier have a favourable 44.25 percent probability of a win.

Performance Report

For Montpellier, Gaetan Laborde scored
two goals in 2 League fixtures this campaign, while Terem Moffi has netted
one goal in 2 League games this Ligue 1 Season for Lorient.