Clermont vs Lorient Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 French Ligue 1
When is Clermont vs Lorient on and what time does it start? Clermont vs Lorient will take place on Saturday 27th May, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
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Clermont’s good run of form was ended by Brest in their most recent encounter and that loss all-but ends any hopes they had of finishing in the top seven. They were unbeaten in their previous seven outings with six of those ending in victory.
They looked to set extend their unbeaten record when Neto Borges gave Clermont the lead just before the break but they switched off and allowed Brest to hit back with Franck Honorat levelling before the break and to compound matters, they soon found themselves behind not long after half-time with Steve Mounie turning the game on its head.
Clermont were unable to respond and will be keen to right the wrongs of that game. This is their final home game of the season and they come into this having won their last four home contests.
Lorient have been inconsistent this season and that is summed up by their position on the table. They start this penultimate round of fixtures in 10th place on the back of successive matches in which they have failed to win having gone down to Lens last time out.
Romain Faivre bagged just his third goal of what has been a frustrating season to give Lorient the lead after just six minutes but that was as good as it got for the home side. They found themselves behind at the break thanks to efforts from Florian Sotoca and Adrien Thomasson before Seko Fofana sealed Lorient’s fate in the closing stages.
Away from home, Lorient have lost just two of their last six matches so there is hope that they can bounce back here, although when looking at their record from a different viewpoint, they have won just one of their last nine and they will need to be much better to improve on that record.
Clermont saw their solid unbeaten run come to an end last week but they are capable of bouncing straight back on home soil. Lorient have struggled to secure wins away from home and having won just one of their last nine on their travels, coupled with Clermont winning four-in-a-row on home soil, preference has to be for the hosts in this one.
TIP: CLERMONT TO WIN