Ligue 1 Betting Tips

FC Lorient vs Stade Reims betting tips: Ligue 1 preview, predictions & odds

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Reims may be above them in the table but Lorient have looked the better side lately. Les Merlus have picked up 10 points from their last six Ligue 1 home matches here at the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir. They are also unbeaten in the last six matches in this head to head, winning five of the six.

Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is FC Lorient 1-0 Stade Reims and is available at odds of 7/1.

Alternatively, you can bet on any Lorient win at 2.25/1 against Les Rouges et Blancs at home on Sunday.

Or, back any away win for Reims at 3.4/1 here at the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.

You can find odds of 3.25/1 for any draw between Lorient and Reims on Sunday.

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Match Preview

The Merlucciidaes welcome Stade Reims to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir on Sunday for this Ligue 1 match. Reims look set to finish the season comfortably in midtable regardless of the outcome here. Lorient have moved out of the relegation conversation for now with two wins in their last four but could easily get sucked back into the drop zone with a poor run in.

FC Lorient come into the match on a run of three home league games undefeated. They have picked up seven points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

Le FCL were destroyed in their last league match away to Stade Rennais FC. Expected goals of 1.7 to 0.5 in favour of Rennes indicates perhaps it was a fair result but a very harsh scoreline. The Les Merlus fans will be particularly disappointed to have conceded two further goals when Rennes went down to ten men around the hour mark with the game at 3-0. The final score of the match was 5-0.

Terem Moffi is FC Lorient’s top scorer with seven goals in Ligue 1 this season and is the 3/1 favourite to score against Stade Reims on Sunday.

Their opponent on Sunday, Stade Reims, come into the match on a run of two away league games without a win or goal scored. They have picked up five points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

The Red and Whites lost their last league match at home to Olympique Marseille. Expected goals of 0.7 to 0.5 in favour of Reims indicates they were a little unfortunate to get nothing from the match. It looked like an impressive defensive performance with Marseille having 12 of their 13 shots from 20+ yards up to injury-time. To concede from a 92nd-minute corner will have been sickening. The final score of the match was 0-1.

Stade Reims’s top scorer Hugo Ekitike is out injured with none of the other Reims attackers really stepping up to the plate in his absence. Mitchell van Bergen has eight starts as a striker this season yet has failed to find the net. He is 4.6/1 to finally break his duck against FC Lorient on Sunday.

FC Lorient vs Stade Reims: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings

11 in Total:- 4 FC Lorient wins, 3 Stade Reims wins, 4 draws.

FC Lorient team news

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

They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who lost against Stade Rennais FC in their last league match.

Stade Reims team news

Injuries will rule out Hugo Ekitike (hamstring injury) for the trip to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.

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

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