Date Time League Season
May 14, 2023 2:00 pm French Ligue 1 2022/2023


Montpellier vs Lorient – Prediction, and Match Preview

Montpellier vs Lorient – Following a 5-4 Ligue 1 defeat to Lyon in their previous encounter, Montpellier will be hoping for a better outcome here.

Montpellier enjoyed 30 percent of the game’s possession and six of its 12 shots on goal were on target. Elye Wahi scored for Montpellier (at the 40′, 41′, 54′, and 55′ marks). 8 of Lyon’s 16 goal attempts were on target.

For Lyon, goals were scored by Dejan Lovren (70′) and Alexandre Lacazette (31′, 59′, 82′, 100′). Montpellier has been in excellent goal-scoring form over the course of their last six games, scoring in each of their outings.

In that time, they’ve scored a total of 12, while also allowing a total of 10. Prior to this match, Montpellier had gone 12 games without losing to FC Lorient in the league. Quite a run, in fact.

FC Lorient will enter the match having defeated Brest by a score of 2-1 in their previous matchup in Ligue 1. In that game, FC Lorient had 46% of the possession and 3 of their 6 shots on goal were successful.

Ibrahima Koné scored the goals for FC Lorient (32′, 51′). Brest had 15 shots total, but only 2 were successful. Brest’s goal came from Romain Del Castillo in the 69th minute.

According to the statistics, FC Lorient has been outscored in 5 of their previous 6 games, and opponents have scored 9 goals overall. FC Lorient hasn’t been very strong defensively.

Of course, there is no guarantee that the pattern will continue into this game. FC Lorient entered this matchup having lost all five of their previous league games against Montpellier when played away from home. Not one of the better road records.

Montpellier vs Lorient – Betting Analysis

The results of previous matches between these two teams dating back to January 24, 2018, show that FC Lorient has not had much luck in these games. Since Montpellier has been too strong for them to overcome, winning 83% of those games, they have been unable to secure any victory for themselves.

They combined to score 17 goals in these games, with 12 coming from La Paillade and 5 from Les Merlus. That equals 2.83 goals per game on average.

In their most recent league matchup, which took place on December 29, 2022, FC Lorient defeated Montpellier 0-2 in Ligue 1. On that occasion, FC Lorient had 48% of the ball and made 12 shot attempts, four of which were successful.

Montpellier attempted 14 goals at the other end, and six of them were successful. Elye Wahi scored in the 22nd and third minutes. Willy Delajod was the official match referee.

With a fully healthy bunch to pick from, Montpellier boss Michel Der Zakarian has a full complement and no fitness concerns at all going into this match.

Using Benjamin Lecomte, Falaye Sacko, Christopher Jullien, Boubakar Kouyaté, Issiaga Sylla, Jordan Ferri, Khalil Fayad, Joris Chotard, Arnaud Nordin, Elye Wahi, and Faitout Maouassa, we believe La Paillade will employ a 4-3-3 formation.

Régis Le Bris, the manager of FC Lorient, has no fitness concerns heading into this game because he has a completely injury-free bunch to pick from.

Yvon Mvogo, Gédéon Kalulu, Montassar Talbi, Vincent Le Goff, Yoann Cathline, Laurent Abergel, Bonke Innocent, Darline Yongwa, Romain Faivre, Enzo Le Fée, and Ibrahima Koné are possible candidates for Les Merlus’ 3-4-2-1 starting lineup.

When they take on FC Lorient, we believe that Montpellier will have the opportunity to score at least once, while FC Lorient may have trouble scoring a goal of their own.

 What are the best odds for this match?

Regarding the current betting odds in the full-time result market, putting your money on Montpellier can be had for 1.86, a wager on the game finishing all-square is 4 and staking on victory for FC Lorient comes in at 4.02. These are the best market prices being offered at present.

Montpellier vs Lorient – Head -to- Head

Montpellier vs Lorient


Our Prediction: Home Win

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