Niort vs Lorient – Ligue 2 : A Niort that has been on clear decline of form hosts a Lorient that, playing away from home has the chance to put themselves on the promotion spots.
Niort is going through a clear poor moment of form, with only 6 points conquered in 8 matches, thanks to a record of 2 wins and 6 losses in that period, with those two victories being away from home.
The last match where they didn’t lose at home was against the fragile Nancy.
About Niort: They have conceded in 71% of their matches at home, have lost the last 3 matches in that condition and are winless for 6 matches when playing in front of their fans. They have conceded 9 goals on their last 3 home matches.
With only 16 goals scored at home so far and 19 goals conceded, they have a negative goal scoring record.
The home side has an average of 2.5 goals per match at home and they tend to score less when playing at home.
Not wanting deify Lorient’s performance, they have more appealing stats, are on the fight for promotion and might even stick to the top pack, even to 3rd place.
Lorient’s form shows that they’ve gotten 11 points gained in 8 matches. However, they are coming off 2 consecutive wins, against 2 direct contenders for promotion.
Scoring goals for 17 consecutive matches, I don’t think they will lose their offensive streak in this match. They’ve scored goals in 85% of their away matches, which means they only failed to score on 2 occasions.
Having 20 goals scored and 20 goals conceded as visitors, they have an average of 3 goals per match in that condition.
They’ve scored on their last 9 away matches, 1 of them when they won by 1 against the league leaders.
Niort vs Lorient – Betting Tip and Prediction:
A team that is going through a poor moment of form overall, but especially at home, against the team that is moralized in terms of finishing and that counts with an increase of its competitive patterns in order to achieve promotion,
with both teams scoring goals. I expect a win for the visitors, with goals, so I’ll add an “Over 2.5” to the visitors’ win.