Lorient vs Guingamp: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips.
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Fixture: Lorient vs Guingamp
League: Ligue 1
Venue: Stade du Moustoir
Date: Saturday 14th January
Kick-off: 19:00 GMT
FC Lorient sit at rock bottom of Ligue 1, but surprisingly they have been on a decent run of form. They collected seven points from their past five matches, which has been their best run of the season thus far.
Their defense still leaks in goals left and right, but they’ve been able to squeeze enough goals out of forwards Moukandjo and Waris in order to come away with some decent results. Unfortunately for the hosts, the former has been called upon by Cameroon for the AFCON, so he won’t be available for the weekend.
Even if they did have their star striker, a match against fifth place Guingamp would have never been an easy battle. They too only have seven points from their last five, but their run includes an impressive 2-1 victory over PSG
Throughout the season, their defense has remained solid while they’ve had several players share the attacking burden. However, their standout performer has been winger Jimmy Briand, who has three goals and an assist in his last four outings.
This match would’ve always been difficult for Lorient and now that they’ll be without their best player, defeat looks all but certain.
En Avant Guingamp have scored nine goals in their last five away matches, so a Lorient side that has conceded a league high 38 goals, shouldn’t be much of an obstacle. The visitors should win and do so comfortably.
Lorient: Delecroix; Goff, Bellugou, Toure, Koffi; Mesloub, Lautoa, Mvuemba; Waris, Cabot, Marveaux
Guingamp: Johnsson; Marcal, Angoua, Kerbrat, Sorbon; Deaux, Mane, Giresse; Briand, Mendy, Salibur
Lorient: Paye (out), Jeannot (out), Selemani (out), Ciani (out), Compte (out)
Guingamp: Benezet (out), Diallo (out), Didot (out), Ikoko (out), Martinet (out), Leveque (out), Lemaitre (out)