Niort vs Lorient (By: Alcuni)
Niort – Lorient
Niort started the after Renaud era with a win over relegation threatened Quevilly, wining 2-1 on the road. Don’t sure the things changed “after night” keeping in mind Niort had a single win in last 10 games before sacking Denis Renaud. Still not appointment any main coach and this could have some repercussions against the team. Versus Quevilly we saw again a pure-race horse, striker Ndoh who almost took 3 pints by himself. Scoring a double he solved the game, his second goal came at the right moment right after Quevilly leveled at 1, playing with 10 men versus 11 Louis being sent off. Not in a very happy situation with only 7 points more than play-out spot keeping in mind, they will have the most difficult schedule of the season playing against 8 teams which theoretically can promote in last 10 rounds. Striker Lamkel Ze is suspended while Dembele is injured.
Lorient seems to awaken now taking their second consecutive win at nil. Thanks to these wins the close the gap between them and the others teams involved in promotion race, being only 1 point behind 3rd spot and 5 points behind direct promotion spot occupied by Nimes for the moment. In March they have an affordable schedule and with 9 points from these 3 games ( vs Niort, Orleans and Tours) they can engage deeply in promotion race. But, as they played in this season, I doubt they will take 9 from 9. Really unexpected hard season for Lorient, taking in consideration that, on paper, they have the strongest squad in the Ligue2. Underperforming many times, coach Landreau rotating in last rounds letting on bench important players as Cabot, Bouanga, Courtet. For this trip Lorient will not count on Rose and Cabot both injured.
Lorient should be able to continue their good run. But at home Niort is scoring often having an attacking minded evolution in front of their own fans. So expect an open game with goals in it, so back over 2.5 @ 1.96. gl
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Niort vs Lorient prediction
|over 2.5||Pinnacle||1.96||8||1-2 WON (+7.68 units)|