Lorient vs Le Havre
FC Lorient - Le Havre AC
Lorient with a surprisingly poor previous season keeping in mind the squad they had. They were few times involved in the promotion battle but finishing the season on 7th spot 3 points behind 5th spot and with a shameful 0-3 defeat at Quevilly – who relegate in the end. Still they have a quality squad even lost some important players as midfielders Guendouzi, Danic, Bouanga plus defenders Conte and 2nd GK Delecroix. They had a good reply to these departures bringing in players as Sainati, Martins-Pereira ( who, unfortunately is injured), Selemani ( back from loan – but he is suspended for another 6 rounds) Waris and Lavigne. Other players came to Lorient from lower league so overall we can say that Lorient will have a decent squad. Selemani is suspended.
LeHavre had an incredible finish of the season after a tragedy hit the club. They snatched 4th spot with an incredible series of 7 unbeaten games with 6 wins in this gap. Eliminated Brest in playoff semi but lost at penalties versus AC Ajaccio in play-off final after an incredible game – remember with plenty of incidents before the game and during the game ( 4 red cards were shown). Some players returned at their clubs after the loan, including top scorer Mateta and Guitane while other left the team Louiserre and Ayasse. In we can find Bazile from Caen, Leo Principe from Corinthians and Tissoudali from De Graafschap who returned in France. So not so many changes in the team expecting them to continue this good shape from last season (even lost Mateta). In friendlies the took 2 wins and 2 draws losing once. Incredible win over Ligue1 outfit Caen 6-0. Hence their good goal difference 8-2. Bain and Lekhal are both suspended.
Will be a cloudy day tomorrow in Lorient with 22 degrees so compared with hot today will be just perfect for football. Also here I think the odds for over are a bit high keeping in mind we have 2 teams who like to attack. In a first round with only 2 overs in 8 games I think there is a high possibility to see another one here. Over 2.5 goals is my choice ( I dare to say 1-2 for LEHavre). gl
Lorient vs Le Havre prediction
|over 2.5||Pinnacle||2.27||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|