Nantes vs Lorient: Preview & Prediction
It speaks for Nantes
Nantes (No 8) – strong positioning and good attackers – has had a clearly better season than Lorient (number 16). Nantes won 2-1 in Lorient in October.
Since the Conceicao fireball became Nantes coach in December, the team is 11-5-6 (including loss against PSG and Monaco drivers).
Nantes has only the credit at stake, but it also means a lot, especially at home against a Breton local rival (as Nantes has scored 3 times in a row).
Lastly, Nantes won 2-0 with relegated Caen – despite the absence of the attackers Nakoulma and Sala who can play now.
Lorient is generally clearly weaker outside (3-2-12, 19-38) than at home on the artificial grass.
Lorient has had some great outings lately, but last week’s game was lost with 0-2 in Montpellier.
Lorient still lacks midfielder Marveaux (since 15/4) and assault Aliadière (8/4). And probably also def-midfielder Mesloub (12/2).
In addition: Doubling of wing player Jouffre and def midfielder Bellogou are new absenteeism due to quarantine (though he is not ideal starter).
It speaks for Lorient
Lorient is 2 points above the line and has much more at stake than the Nantes middle team (but a draw can be used in the tight bottom match).
Lorient lasted a long time, but made it great in mats and april with 4 victories in 5 matches, most recently 5-1 at home over relegation candidate Metz.
Otherwise, outraged Lorient has even won 2 of the last 3 weeks, 3-2 at Nancy and 4-1 at home-strong Lyon.
Lorient has scored 13 goals in the last 5 matches – strong offensive with dribbling Cabot, intelligent Moukandjo and lightning Waris.
The experienced wing player Jouffre had to announce a ban shortly before last week’s match – can play now.
The tribunal with the most fanatical Nantes fans is closed after the throwing skirt against Bordeaux goalkeeper in the recent home game.
Here Nantes lost 0-1 after an unusually pale effort (which probably made Conceicao speak in upper case: efforts were much better against Caen).
Nantes has doubts about the attackers Nakoulma and Sala.
Nantes vs Lorient: Direct Matches
15.10.16 L1 Lorient Nantes 1 : 2
27.07.16 CF Lorient Nantes 0 : 1
13.02.16 L1 Nantes Lorient 2 : 1
19.12.15 L1 Lorient Nantes 0 : 0
22.07.15 CF Nantes Lorient 4 : 1
Nantes vs Lorient: Betting Tips
1X – Odds: 1.30
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.90