Lorient vs Saint-Etienne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Lorient vs Saint-Etienne Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Saint-Etienne will look to build on their recent victory in Ligue 1 when they travel to the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir to take on Lorient on Saturday night. Lorient suffered a 3-2 defeat on the road at Toulouse last weekend, despite their best players in the shape of Benjamin Moukandjo and Majeed Waris both getting on the scoresheet. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne managed a 1-0 home win over Guingamp thanks to a first-half strike from Romain Hamouma. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats in our SBAT preview.

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Lorient Preview

Lorient head into this fixture on the back of a 3-2 defeat on the road at Toulouse last weekend. Prior to this defeat, Lorient were on a three-game unbeaten run in Ligue 1, having scored at least two goals in each of these. Lorient have been one of worst sides in Ligue 1 over the past two months, winning just once in their last ten games. Lorient are rock bottom of the Ligue 1 table with just 12 points after 17 rounds, and are already four points behind safety. Keeping the ball out of the net has been Lorient’s biggest problem throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, as they hold the worst defensive record in the division with 32 goals conceded in 17 league fixtures. The good news is they managed a decent tally of 18 goals throughout this campaign, including seven from their top scorer Benjamin Moukandjo. Majeed Waris has also enjoyed a decent season, helping the team with four goals and two assists in his 16 league appearances. On home soil, Lorient were on a three-game winless streak in Ligue 1 before their 2-1 win over Rennes in their most recent home league fixture. The worrying fact is that Lorient have lost their last three home meetings with Saint-Etienne in all competitions, and failed to score a single goal in the process.

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Saint-Etienne Preview

On the flip side, Saint-Etienne returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 last weekend thanks to a narrow 1-0 home victory over Guingamp. The win ended a two-game winless streak in Ligue 1, having failed to score a single goal in the process. This lifts St. Etienne to 8th spot in the league table tied on 25 points with 7th-placed Toulouse and just three points off the top four. Saint-Etienne have one of the meanest defences in the division with just 14 goals conceded in 17 rounds, but they have struggled in the final third. Les Verts have only scored 17 goals in 17 league games, which is one of the worst offensive records in the division. Robert Beric and Romain Hamouma have been St. Etienne’s most prolific players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged six goals and two assists between them. Saint-Etienne suffered a 0-1 home defeat against Nancy in their midweek Coupe de la Ligue fixture, but the good news is they can now focus only on their Ligue 1 campaign. Les Verts can count on their away form ahead of this trip, as they have only lost two of their last ten games across all competitions. Also. Saint-Etienne picked up three 0-1 wins in their last three visits to the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir.

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Lorient Team News

Benjamin Lecomte is still out through a thigh injury, while Ibrahima Sory Conte, Faiz Selemanie, Pape Abdou Paye, Bradley Mazikou and Benjamin Jeannot are all doubts. In addition, Arnold Mvuemba is missing through suspension.

Saint-Etienne Team News

Kevin Malcuit, Kevin Theophile Catherine and Erin Jorge Gomes Pinheiro are all doubts, but Fabien Lemoine is back in training.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Lorient seems to be condemned to relegation this season and I don’t think they can secure a positive result in this game, as their recent form has been awful. Saint-Etienne are a strong side on the road and they also picked up victories in the last three visits to the Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir. I’m backing Saint-Etienne to pick up at least one point from this trip, but I’m expecting a low-scoring affair as Les Verts have one of the worst offensive records in the division.

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Under 2.5 goals at 4/6

Lorient have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 10 games

Saint-Etienne have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Lorient

AVG Goals

2.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Lorient Form Guide

Lorient Team Logo

Lorient

Won

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
D H

28-07-2018

Ligue 2

Le Havre Team Logo Le Havre

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-08-2018

Ligue 2

Chateauroux Team Logo Chateauroux

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-08-2018

Ligue 2

GFC Ajaccio Team Logo GFC Ajaccio

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

League Cup

Valenciennes Team Logo Valenciennes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-08-2018

Ligue 2

Valenciennes Team Logo Valenciennes

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

24-08-2018

Ligue 2

AC Ajaccio Team Logo AC Ajaccio

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

League Cup

AC Ajaccio Team Logo AC Ajaccio

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-09-2018

Ligue 2

Grenoble Team Logo Grenoble

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-09-2018

Ligue 2

Red Star Team Logo Red Star

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

21-09-2018

Ligue 2

Clermont Foot Team Logo Clermont Foot

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Saint-Etienne Form Guide

Saint-Etienne Team Logo

Saint-Etienne

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lens Team Logo Lens

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-08-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Ligue 1

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-09-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-09-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Lorient Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Saint-Etienne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Lorient vs Saint-Etienne Sidelined Players

Lorient
40 Benjamin Lecomte Injured
11 Faiz Selemani Injured
9 Abdul Majeed Waris Injured
7 Arnold Mvuemba Suspended
Saint-Etienne
16 Stephane Ruffier Injured
19 Florentin Pogba Injured
9 Nolan Roux Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Paul Delecroix 183 73
34 LB Erwin Koffi 179 78
13 CD Michael Ciani 189 89
6 CD Francois Bellugou 186 70
25 RB Vincent Le Goff 175 67
24 CDM Wesley Lautoa 184 78
8 CM Cafu 185 82
19 RM Romain Philippoteaux 170 67
10 LM Sylvain Marveaux 172 66
17 CM Walid Mesloub 180 69
12 CF Benjamin Moukandjo 179 76
No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Jessy Moulin 184 80
2 CD Kevin Theophile-Catherine 183 88
4 CD Leo Lacroix 197 92
12 CD Cheikh Mbengue 183 80
33 LM Ronael Pierre-Gabriel 177 76
14 CM Jordan Veretout 176 66
17 CM Ole Kristian Selnaes 187 77
7 RM Bryan Dabo 186 81
10 LF Oussama Tannane 177 85
27 CF Robert Beric 188 80
21 RF Romain Hamouma 177 67