Ligue 1 Match Preview: Lyon vs. Lorient

Updated: May 7, 2014
Lyon and Lorient

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade de Gerland


After a 4-2 thrashing from Marseille, Lyon will have to face an undefeated Lorient with hopes that they can qualify for the Champions League next season.


On the other hand, the visitors will most likely try to continue its undefeated streak and ensure a stronger finish.


Lyon’s defeat to Marseille is a big blow for their Champions League campaign. Unable to lower Lille’s lead to 3, the squad’s only option is to secure victory in its last 2 matches and at the same time, hope that Lille will slip during its Paris Saint-Germain clash.


But can Lyon stand Lorient’s attacks?


In terms of team form, Lorient has the overt upper hand over the host. The visitor maintains an undefeated stance in its last 6 matches whereas Lyon had to endure 2 defeats during the course of its last 6 previous encounters.


However, it cannot be denied that majority of Lorient’s clashes resulted in stalemates. Thus, despite their undefeated streak, the club can only afford the 9th spot of the Ligue 1 table.


Lyon, despite the shortcomings of its current form, remains as the match’s online betting favorite. Yet, the possibility of a draw is also evident.


The Les Gones are valued to win at 2.07 while handing over an Asian handicap of 1 to Lorient. For those who are banking on a draw, a draw is pegged at a profitable value of 3.95.


Prediction:  Lyon or Draw


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