Ligue 1 Betting Tips

FC Lorient vs Olympique Lyon betting tips: Ligue 1 preview, predictions & odds

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Lorient have picked up just five points from their last seven home matches; the fewest of all Ligue 1 clubs in that period of time. Lyon have struggled on the road all season compared to their home form but should have too much quality here to fail to put The Merlucciidaes to the sword.

Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is FC Lorient 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais and is available at odds of 9/1.

Alternatively, you can bet on any Lorient win at 3.8/1 against Les Gones at home on Friday.

Or, back any away win for Lyon at 1.9/1 here at the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.

You can find odds of 3.75/1 for any draw between Lorient and Lyon on Friday.

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Match preview

The Merlucciidaes welcome Olympique Lyonnais to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir on Friday for this Ligue 1 match. Lyon haven’t won here as visitors since 2016. Their last two visits have ended in a 1-0 defeat and a 1-1 draw.

These sides also drew 1-1 when they met earlier this season in Lyon. The Kids struggled in that match after going down to 10-men early due to a red card but managed to battle back and earn a point.

FC Lorient come into the match having picked up eight points from a maximum of 18 from their last six matches.

Le FCL won their last league match away to Stade Brestois. Expected goals of 2.2 to 0.2 in favour of Lorient indicates it was likely a fair result and probably should have won by a wider margin.

A first-half red card for Brest was the turning point in the match. Ibrahima Koné was the goalscoring hero for Lorient who finally found a breakthrough 15 minutes from time. His goal proved enough to secure all three points against Brest. Koné now has two league goals this season for Lorient and is 4.33/1 to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 0-1.

Their opponent on Friday, Olympique Lyonnais, come into the match on a run of two league games without a win. They have picked up 10 points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

The Kids lost their last league match at home to LOSC Lille. Expected goals of 1.5 to 0.7 in favour of Lyon indicates they were a little unfortunate to get nothing from the match.

After going behind 10 minutes before halftime against the run of play, Les Gones were chasing the game. Karl Toko Ekambi will be getting extra finishing sessions this week having failed to find an equaliser despite having six shots during the match. The final score of the match was 0-1.

Moussa Dembele is Lyon’s top scorer with eight goals in Ligue 1 this season and is the 2.25/1 favourite to score against Lorient on Friday.

FC Lorient vs Olympique Lyonnais: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings

29 in Total:- 5 FC Lorient wins, 15 Olympique Lyonnais wins, 9 draws.

FC Lorient team news

The Merlucciidaes are fortunate to come into Friday's match without any injuries or suspensions to worry about.

So, Lorient are likely to stick with a winning team after beating Stade Brestois in their last league match.

Olympique Lyon team news

Injuries will rule out Lenny Pintor (Cruciate Ligament) and Rayan Cherki (Metatarsal Fracture) for the trip to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.

They may look to shuffle their deck voluntarily having lost against LOSC Lille in their last league match.

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