Lorient vs Valenciennes (By: Alcuni)
Lorient – Valenciennes
Lorient seems to go on the same path Reims gone since they relegated I Ligue2. After a first year when finishing back to the promotion spots, next year they promoted. So far, also Lorient seems to have this pattern but I must admit is too earlier yet. After 3 rounds they are undefeated, taking 2 wins and one draw (versus top team LeHavre). They scored 5 goals conceding twice. A nice football so far in last 2 games and expect Landreau's boys to continue on this path. In Coupe dela Ligue they also took a win on the road versus..Valenciennes. But was a game between second teams of both clubs as Lorient used a single starter while Valenciennes 2-3. So a total different game this one. Moreover, due some problems with their stadium, this game will be played in Bordeaux without spectators (this because Lorient decided late about the location and had no time to make all the preparation for this game so took decision of no specs in the stadium). No important missing here.
Also Valenciennes had a good start of the season. Also they are unbeaten in championship, taking 7 points as their partners. In last game at home versus Chateauroux, they were so close to a win, being leveled in 88 minutes, losing no doubt 2 points they fully deserved. A game controlled by them in many moments, but some bad luck in the end. Is rue Chateauroux had their chances but nevertheless, Valenciennes deserved more after this game. First defeat of the season came in Coupe de la Ligue, their second team losing 0-1 at home versus second team of Lorient. Goezler is injured while Cuffaut is making first apparition in the group for a championship game.
Both teams are playing away this game. As usual, Valenciennes will try to defense and to hit on counterattack and I think they will do it keeping in mind Lorient's defense was fragile some times. But Lorient attack seems to be too powerful right now so I fancy Lorient to win and BTTS. gl
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