Monaco continue to set the pace in the French top flight coming into this weekend, and they will be looking to stretch their advantage on Sunday evening when they travel to Lorient.
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It has been a solid start to the new season for Monaco, as they look to lay down a challenge for the top flight title. They are unbeaten in their opening four matches this term, winning on three occasions already. No side in Ligue 1 has scored more goals than Monaco so far this term, as they have netted 13 times, and have conceded on five occasions.
Monaco were at their very best in their most recent Ligue 1 fixture before the break, as they secured a comfortable 3-0 home win over Lens. They restricted their rivals to just a single shot on target, while their goals in the handsome win were netted by Wilfried Singo, Aleksandr Golovin, and Guillermo Maripan. However, they will need to transfer their excellent record at home to their performances on the road.
It hasn’t been the worst start to the new season for Lorient, as they sit eleventh in the Ligue 1 standings after four rounds of matches. However, they have won just once across their opening fixtures, and they were handed a first league defeat of the season before the international break.
A response will be needed by Lorient this weekend, as they were comprehensively outplayed in their most recent domestic fixture by Le Havre. They allowed three goals in the second period of that match, and offered very little in the final third, attempting just two shots on target.
Lorient vs Monaco Head to Head
Monaco comes into this fixture after going three without defeat against Lorient. However, their only win in their last five fixtures against their rivals was secured in the form of a 3-1 win last season. Three of the last five encounters between these sides have ended in draws.
Lorient vs Monaco Prediction
Monaco have been short of victories in this fixture in recent seasons, but that is unlikely to be enough to halt their momentum over the early months of the campaign this term. We fully expect the visiting side to showcase their dominance with a handsome victory on Sunday.
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