Troyes were really unlucky last week away at Monaco. They conceded twice against the run of play, struggled to get back in the game, and came pretty close to equalizing in the final minutes (lost 3-1 in the end).
Although they are already relegated, Troyes are playing better now than they did the entire season. Defensive-wise there isn’t any improvement, but offensively Troyes are way more ingenious now.
Players who used to be only in second squad got promoted and are making the most of this opportunity. Striker Gueye for example scored his first Ligue1 goal last week. Winger Azamoum was also recently promoted and is extremely active in every game.
Most probably many players will leave next season, and now they are trying to build a competitive new team.
Hosts will have to do without midfielder Nivet who is suspended, but welcome back forward Perea.
Thrilling game between Lorient and Guingamp last week (Lorient won 4-3). The game was incredibly fast paced with plenty of shots both on and off target.
Lorient were very vulnerable in defense, and most probably there will be even more problems this round, as defensive midfielder Ndong is suspended.
Lorient may be without forward Moukandjo, but replacement Jeannot showed increased playing appetite and even found the net last week.
Guests will receive an offensive boost, as key winger Jouffre returns from suspension.
Troyes are still very determined, as players want to impress and assure a more lucrative contract elsewhere or earn a place as regular for next season. Lorient’s motto recently is to outscore the opponent and this game can easily turn into a goal fest. OVER 2.75 at 1.93
UPDATE: Lorient will once again miss winger Jouffre who joined defender Lautoa and forward Moukandjo on the injury list. Lorient will also miss fullback Gassama and midfielders Abdullah and NDong who are suspended. Same bet
Troyes : Dreyer, Grandel – Confais, M.Dabo, Karaboué, Ngcongca, Othon, Veskovac – Azamoum, Ben Saada, Camus, Court, Darbion, Pi, Thiago – B.Gueye, Jean, Perea
Lorient: Lorient : Lecomte, Chaigneau – Paye, Rose, Z.Touré, Karamoko, Bellugou, Le Goff, Guerreiro – Barthelmé, Cabot, Mesloub, Mulumba, Philippoteaux – Jeannot, Gakpa, Waris, Al.Traoré