Monaco will be looking to return to winning ways on Sunday after being held in their previous league match. They will desperately need maximum points, as they already sit three behind Marseille.
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There is a big match in Ligue 1 for Monaco this weekend, as they will be looking to get back on track after dropping points in their previous fixture. Their draw last time out means that they remain three points off the top three places in the standings. That tie came after a run of two straight wins, but those victories remain their only successes over their last five.
One area that Monaco will certainly need to address is their defence. They have allowed 3+ goals in five separate home games this season. No side in Ligue 1 has a poorer record. Their most recent home game showcased their lacklustre defence in home matches, as they picked up a 4-3 win over Strasbourg.
Lorient’s season is already effectively over, as they are likely to be battling it out for a spot in the middle of the standings between now and the end of the season. They have certainly looked like a side with little to play for over their previous five, as they have won on just one occasion. They also come into this showdown without a win in three.
Away from home, they have struggled in recent months, as they have gone six without a victory. That was a contrast to their record before that period, as they had won four of their six. On the road, they have picked up five wins, five draws, and five defeats so far this season.
Monaco vs Lorient Head to Head
Lorient will take confidence into this game, as they are unbeaten in their previous four against Monaco. However, three of the matches over this period have ended in draws. Monaco only has a longer winless run in Ligue 1 against Lens.
Monaco vs Lorient Prediction
Monaco home matches are typically entertaining fixtures, and given Lorient’s issues on the road, we could see this being a high-scoring affair. However, like in their previous home fixture, we still expect Monaco to come out on top with both teams finding the net.
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