Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Lorient - St. Etienne

PICK: Lorient AH -0,25 @2,33 PINNACLE 4/10

Match between 20th and 8th placed team in French Ligue 1 will be played on Saturday at 20:00 on Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir in Lorient.


Lorient is coming to match after being defeated in Toulouse by hattrick of Toivonen. They didn't played that bad, had chances to equalise the score, but they didn't succeed. They are playing good, pretty solid I need to say. With Waris and Moukandjo in form, they can score against every team in league, and they are not afraid to attack. They like to be in possession of the ball, and also pass success ratio is not that bad.   Left winger Waris is in really good form, scoring 4 goals and adding 1 assist in last 4 matches.

St. Etienne is coming to mach after undeserved win against Guingamp. Briand had millions of chances, but Ruffier saved everything. What to say about the team who's best player is goalkeeper. Ruffier was man of the match on many many matches where St. Etienne got the points. Second player with most "man of the match" awards is Perrin, who is central defender, and third one is Pogba, another defender. I don't want to be rude, but they're performances are boring and sleepy. 

Lorient needs points, they are playing much better than the league table shows, and I believe that they won't be relegated this season. Unfortunately in football, good football is not enough for good results, but here I think that even if they are playing in some kind of  defensive 3-4-3 formation, which more or less looks like 5-4-1, they will have problems on right side with Waris. I think that St. Etienne is already somehow satisfied with this part of season, qualifying out of group in Europa league and holding 8th position, while Lorient still has things to do. Once again, they are not that bad as it looks on league table, and they will prove that.

FT: 2-1

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