Lorient vs Valenciennes
Lorient – Valenciennes
Lorient remained some teams who losing too easy some important game. They traveled at Brest for regional derby and lost in the end 0-3. They started the game well, putting some pressure on the host but conceded first goal after a stupid defensive mistake. They a red card saw by Wissa and all ruined for Lorient who was dominate many moments. In 2nd half coach Landreau made some inspired substitutions ( Bouanga and Cabot – and don’t understand why these guys are not starters??) but Brest scored a rapid goal. At 2-0 with nothing to lose and taking advantage of the step back made by Brest, defending this lead, Lorient dominated but another red card seen by Cabot and nothing to do. Was 0-3 in the end and Lorient lost perhaps any chance to catch 3rd spot and having emotion till the end for play-off. Some missing in their squad due suspentions: Lemoine + Wissa+ Cabot missing here. Also Courtet and Saad are injured.
Valenciennes also living dangerously in this end of the season. Currently on 14th spot, they have some gap vs 18th spot – 8 points- but a tough schedule. They were hot/cold in last game versus Bourg Peronnas, being twice in lead 1-0/2-1 but ending 2-2. Moreover they were so close to lose the game as Bourg Peronnas missed a penalty awarded with 8 mins to go. Their shape is not at all at the high level, losing 5 times in last 7 games, wining only versus Tours 2-1 in a postponed game. Playing against top teams on the road, Valenciennes lost all last 5 trips, so not too much to expect also from this game? No fresh injuries.
Lorient can’t afford other false steps. Despite those missing they have enough potential to take a win here. No doubt poor defense will make then to suffer but in the end I see a 3-1 win for them so 1 & BTTS is the choice here. gl
Lorient vs Valenciennes prediction
|1& BTTS||William Hill||2.88||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|