Lorient vs Monaco prediction, odds & betting tips 17/09/2023

Lorient
17/09/23 - 12:00

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Lorient - Monaco

France Ligue 1 - Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir

5th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Lorient vs Monaco top two betting tips

Lorient head into Sunday's French Ligue 1 game against Monaco on the back of their first loss of the season. Monaco have been impressive so far and they top the early standings. To find out more about this game and other French Ligue 1 predictions check our dedicated Ligue 1 betting tips page.

Draw

  • Lorient recorded 2 draws in 4 rounds. 
  • Lorient are yet to lose at home this season (W1 D1). 
  • Monaco drew their last away game. 
  • Also, 3 of the last 5 H2Hs ended in draws. 

Over 2.5 Goals

  • All of Monaco’s 4 league games so far had gone over 2.5 goals. 
  • Monaco themselves scored 3 or more goals in every match they played this season. 
  • Lorient saw their last 2 matches produce 3 or more goals. 
  • Also, 4 of the last 6 H2Hs went over 2.5 goals. 

Lorient vs Monaco: Bookmakers & odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Lorient vs Monaco.

Head to Head

16/04/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Lorient

Lorient

3

1

11/01/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Monaco

Monaco

2

2

11/01/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Monaco

Monaco

2

2

13/02/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Lorient

Lorient

0

0

13/08/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Monaco

Monaco

1

0

Last Five - Lorient

24/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Lorient

Lorient

1

0

L

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Lorient

Lorient

1

3

W

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Lorient

Lorient

0

2

W

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Lorient

Lorient

1

2

W

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Le Havre

Le Havre

Lorient

Lorient

3

3

D

Last Five - Monaco

01/03/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Monaco

Monaco

0

0

D

25/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Monaco

Monaco

2

3

W

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Toulouse

Toulouse

Monaco

Monaco

2

1

L

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Monaco

Monaco

2

3

W

08/02/24

France Cup France

Rouen

Rouen

Monaco

Monaco

1 (6)

1 (5)

L

Lorient odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.0%

Draw odds: 56/19 (3.95) – 25.3%

Monaco odds: 13/14 (1.93) – 51.9%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies favour Monaco as the expected winners of this match. With a 51.90% win probability, the visitors are given a clear advantage. Regarding other markets, Ben Yedder is the leading favourite to become the First Goalscorer at 4/1 (5.00) – 20.00%. For more of our football betting tips, you should check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market

Lorient vs Monaco lineups and latest team news

Lorient

Lorient suffered their first defeat of the season in the last match before the international break. In an uncharacteristic defensive collapse on their visit to Le Havre Lorient lost 0-3. 

The first 3 rounds brought 5 points (W1 D2), with Lorient holding off champions PSG to a 0-0 result in Paris and earning 4 points from their 2 home games so far. Lorient are yet to score on the road but at home, they scored 5 goals in 2 matches. 

The main striker Dieng is absent right now with a groin injury. This could see youngster Pagis given another chance as leader of the attack. He is yet to impress though. 

Full-backs Benjamin Mendy and Silva are also sidelined. So are inner midfielders Kari and Boisgard. 

Predicted Lineup – Mvogo (GK), F. Mendy, Laporte, Talbi, Kalulu, Ponceau, Le Goff, Abergel, Doucoure, Faivre & Pagis

Monaco

Monaco top the standings after 4 rounds with a near-perfect start to the season (W3 D1). Not just that but Monaco managed to score at least 3 goals in every round so far. 

Despite all the positives, there are some unresolved defensive issues on the road. Monaco conceded 5 goals in their 2 away games and only their great forward actions helped them to earn 4 points from those matches. 

Recently signed striker Balogun could be in contention for his first start for Monaco. He scored 21 league goals for Reims last season. With Embolo a long-term absentee and Ben Seghir still nursing a calf issue Balogun will be expected to support veteran Ben Yedder up front. 

The back line is weakened too. Starting centre-back Salisu and one of the regular full-backs Aguilar are in rehabilitation right now. Midfielder Zakaria is used with mixed success as part of the back line right now. 

Predicted Lineup – Kohn (GK), Vanderson, Zakaria, Maripan, Caio, Fofana, Camara, Minamino, Golovin, Balogun & Ben Yedder

Starting Lineups

Lorient

Lorient
3-4-2-1
38
Yvon Mvogo
ch
15
Julien Laporte
fr
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
24
Gedeon Kalulu
fr
19
Laurent Abergel
fr
21
Julien Ponceau
fr
25
Vincent Le Goff
fr
10
Romain Faivre
fr
27
Tosin Aiyegun
ng
Substitutes
1
Alfred Gomis
sn
2
Igor Silva
br
5
Benjamin Mendy
fr

Monaco

Monaco
3-4-2-1
16
Philipp Kohn
ch
3
Guillermo Maripan
cl
6
Denis Zakaria
ch
19
Youssouf Fofana
fr
12
Caio Henrique
br
18
Takumi Minamino
jp
17
Aleksandr Golovin
ru
10
Wissam Ben Yedder
fr
Substitutes
1
Radoslaw Majecki
pl
14
Ismail Jakobs
sn
9
Myron Boadu
nl
27
Krepin Diatta
sn
29
Folarin Balogun
us
34
Chrislain Matsima
fr

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Takumi Minamino

Monaco’s electric winger Takumi Minamino has started the season in sizzling form. In just 4 rounds Minamino accumulated 3 goals and 3 assists. The Japanese is bursting with confidence right now and his speed and ability to change direction make him extremely dangerous. 

We can see Minamino continuing his hot streak and playing a key role for Monaco in the final third of the pitch yet again.


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