In an attempt to continue their ascent to the top of the Ligue 1 table, Olympique Marseille will welcome Lorient at Orange Vélodrome on Saturday, 17 October. Lorient has their own aspirations as they have started the season well and want to continue their string of positive results by chipping some points away from Marseille.
See what we think will come out of this matchup as you read our newest Ligue 1 betting tips.
Marseille vs Lorient Recent Form
Lorient visits Marseille at a bad time for Les Phocéens. Olympique Marseille has earned only a single point in their last three outings in Ligue 1. Moreover, they are on a losing streak as they were defeated at the hands of Lens at home (2:3) and versus Lille away (2:0).
If they want to finish high at the end of the 2021/22 season, they can’t afford unwanted slip-ups.
Lorient is riding a six-game unbeaten run. They have only two wins but have recorded four draws. In fact, their last two games finished without a winner, 1:1 both against Lyon and Clermont. The string of positive results has earned them the 7th spot of the league.
The two teams are leveled on points, with both of them having 14. What is keeping Marseille up is a better goal average, but they do have a game in hand.
Marseille vs Lorient Recent Matchups
Olympique Marseille and Lorient have been Ligue 1 regulars in recent times. They have played 30 games against each other in their history. Marseille is still the more dominant team as they recorded 16 wins against Les Merlus. Lorient was able to win six times and eight games ended without a winner.
Goals go massively in favour of Les Olympiens at 51:36.
Marseille won both games last season against Lorient. Actually, they have four wins in a row versus the Merlucciidaes. The last time Lorient won against Olympique Marseille was all the way back in 2015. They won at the Vélodrome by 5:3.
Marseille vs Lorient Stats & Analysis
After starting the season quite well, Marseille recently went on a slump. Their last victory came against Rennes 2:0 at home. Since then, they only managed to grab a single point in a draw versus Angers (0:0). They currently tied together two defeats and have scored only two goals in their last three games.
Unfortunately for Marseille, they will be missing Dimitri Payet in this game. Payet has been their best player thus far and has scored five goals in five games. Marseille is relying on both Cengiz Ünder and Cheikh Dieng making up for the absence of their club captain.
Lorient doesn’t score a lot of goals, only 1.11 per game and 10 in total in nine league games. But they also don’t concede much. They have one of the better defences in the league as they have capitulated only nine times in nine games.
Armand Laurienté is currently their top scorer with three, followed by Terem Moffi who has two.
Marseille vs Lorient Betting Tips
Olympique Marseille is still considered the favourite to win this match (1.54 odds). But their bad form doesn’t make their win a convincing outcome. Actually, we do like how a draw sounds, particularly at odds of 4.50.
It doesn’t hurt to try playing on a goal range of 0-2 goals. It comes at 2.15. A correct score of 1:1 at 8.50 would be pretty bold and does come with a lot of value.
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