Ligue 1 Preview: Montpellier vs. Lorient

Updated: September 9, 2014

Match Date: 13 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Mosson


Next to Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Lorient is one of the biggest winners last week. The club readily destroyed Guingamp to strengthen its campaign this season. It seemed that the squad has not forgotten the defeat it suffered against Lille that it was left with no other choice, but to unleash havoc upon Guingamp.


Marseille should be wary of Lorient’s recent victory. Otherwise, they might be the squad’s next victim.


The contenders


Montpellier had to deal with a narrow defeat against Nantes. Despite their defensive moves, the club was unable to stop Serge Gakpe from scoring a winner for their opponent.


The said loss was crucial for Montpellier. It was its 2nd defeat this season and the occurrence of another loss may push them to the rock bottom pit of the table.



Lorient created havoc in Guingamp’s camp last week. Lorient destroyed the latter with 4 massive goals, while keeping a clean sheet. Guingamp can only watch at full dismay as their whole team was completely annihilated by Lorient.


Possible head turners

Montpellier should watch out for Lorient’s Valentine Lavigne. The latter converted 2 scoring opportunities and delivered crucial assists that led to Guingamp’s ultimate destruction.



The sports betting site, such as 12BET picks Montpellier as the online betting favorite in the match.  Nevertheless, considering Lorient’s impressive performance last week, there is a possibility for the visitors to outshine the host.


Lorient 2- Montpellier 1.



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