Lorient – Caen : Preview & Prediction
FC Lorient, 2nd in Ligue 2 to 1 unit from RC Lens, will want to consolidate its lead over Troyes, at 1 point, and Ajaccio, 4th at 6 lengths. A victory over Caen would allow Christophe Pélissier’s men to carry out a fine operation and take 1st place in Lens which will only play in a week in Guingamp. The Lorient team knocked down Stade Brestois, a Ligue 1 team, in the Coupe de France (2-1 ap) on January 5 … A great feat which comes after a heavy setback at Valenciennes (3-0) before the holidays . In his stadium, Lorient has had 5 successes in his last 5 receptions against Niort (4-1), against Guingamp (3-0) in the Coupe de France, against Grenoble Foot 38 (2-1), against Auxerre (1 -0) and in front of Brest (2-1 ap). The mission promises to be complicated or even impossible for a Stade Malherbe de Caen which has painstakingly validated its qualification for the Coupe de France on the lawn of Guichen (2-1). In Ligue 2, the proteges of Pascal Dupraz are in difficulty with 1 point taken during the last two days in Rodez (2-1) and against Clermont (0-0) and are always a short distance from the relegation zone (+ 4 points).
Lorient have 8 successes in their last 9 games played.
Lorient is 2nd in Ligue 2.
Caen is 13th overall.
The Hake had won 2 goals to 1 in the first leg.
In the French championship, the FCL remains on 3 successes at home in front of the Norman club.
Lorient has a good card to play against Caen and should be able to garner 3 points and therefore win 1st place in Lens.
Lorient – Caen : Betting Tips
Lorient – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70