Both Clermont Foot and Lorient are currently enjoying the comforts of mid-table in the Ligue 1. Both teams will be eager to make a push for an even stronger position, when going toe-to-toe on Saturday.
Clermont Foot looking for revenge after succumbing to a disappointing defeat in the last meeting against Lorient. Judging by the odds from the bookmakers, they have a good chance of making it.
Clermont Foot only average a modest 1.4 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 14 goals. They also conceded 13 for an average of 1.3 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Lorient scored 12 goals, conceded 14 and managed two clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Lorient celebrated a 2-1 win as well as a 2-0 victory in the last two matches played against Clermont Foot.
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Prediction
Clermont Foot Form
Consistency has not been a trademark for Clermont Foot recently, and their last three matches first saw them sharing the points in a 1-1 draw with Auxerre. This was followed by a 2-1 win against Lyon, before they lost 2-1 against Brest. Clermont Foot won four of their last six Ligue 1 matches on home soil, while drawing once and losing once. They conceded eight and scored eight goals.
Lorient have been inconsistent in their last three matches, which brought home four points. They claimed a 2-1 win against Brest, before drawing 1-1 with Montpellier. This little streak came to an end, when Lens proved too strong in a 1-3 defeat for Lorient. Lorient only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the Ligue 1. In these six matches they drew three and lost two as well as being outscored by nine goals to seven.
Clermont Foot and Lorient are both scoring more or less for fun right now, and a very entertaining game should be on the menu. More often than not, their matches against each other turn out high scoring affairs.
Lorient won six of their last 17 matches against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table, scoring 24 and conceding 29 goals. They collected 22 points from these. Clermont Foot are looking at a record of 15 wins, eight draws and 13 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Lorient are looking at 14 wins, ten draws and 12 defeats in the Ligue 1.
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Stats
- In 22 of the last 24 Clermont Foot matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 12 Clermont Foot home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Clermont Foot have conceded in 16 of the last 18 home matches
- Clermont Foot have won the last 4 home matches in a row while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- In 7 of the last 9 matches Clermont Foot played, both teams scored
- Lorient have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
- In 8 of the last 10 away matches Lorient played, both teams scored
- Lorient have conceded in 15 of the last 17 away matches
- In 7 of the last 9 matches Lorient played, both teams scored
- Lorient have not won 7 of the last 8 away matches
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Squads
Clermont Foot Squad
Pascal Gastien will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Lorient from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season):
Lucas Margueron (0/0), Mory Diaw (0/35), Ouparine Djoco (0/1), Alidu Seidu (0/26), Baila Diallo (0/6), Baptiste Martin (0/0), Cheick Oumar Konate (0/9), Florent Ogier (0/25), Mateusz Wieteska (0/33), Maximiliano Caufriez (0/24), Mehdi Zeffane (0/16), Neto Borges (3/31), Oliver Kamdem (0/0), Souleymane Cisse (0/2), Elbasan Rashani (3/30), Fred Gnalega (0/0), Giovani Versini (0/0), Jacques Salze (0/0), Jeremie Bela (1/19), Jim Allevinah (1/34), Johan Gastien (3/29), Maxime Gonalons (1/23), Muhammed-Cham Saracevic (7/36), Nael Jaby (0/0), Saif-Eddine Khaoui (6/32), Stan Berkani (0/0), Yanis Massolin (0/6), Yohann Magnin (0/36), Aiman Maurer (0/9), Grejohn Kyei (9/35), Komnen Andric (4/32).
Here is the full team squad of Lorient. The 47 year-old Regis Le Bris will select his starting lineup from the following players:
Julian Pollersbeck (0/0), Teddy Bartouche (0/0), Vito Mannone (0/18), Yvon Mvogo (0/19), Aurelien Pelon (0/0), Darline Yongwa (1/13), Gedeon Kalulu (0/27), Igor Carioca (0/7), Julien Laporte (0/18), Maxime Wackers (0/0), Montassar Talbi (1/36), Vincent Le Goff (0/35), Adil Aouchiche (0/11), Ayman Kari (0/3), Bamo Meite (1/16), Bonke Innocent (0/25), Elie Kroupi (0/0), Enzo Le Fee (5/33), Jean-Victor Makengo (0/13), Julien Ponceau (1/31), Laurent Abergel (0/27), Paul Bellon (0/0), Theo Le Bris (2/25), Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (4/25), Ibrahima Kone (7/35), Romain Faivre (3/24), Sirine Doucoure (0/11), Stephane Diarra (2/28), Yoann Cathline (1/21).
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Team News
Lorient have four on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Clermont Foot on Saturday.
Julien Laporte, Theo Le Bris, Yvon Mvogo and Julian Pollersbeck all face a spell on the sidelines for Lorient due to various injuries.
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Lineups
Clermont Foot vs Lorient H2H
Lorient celebrated two wins against Clermont Foot in their most recent meetings, outclassing their next opponent by 2-1 and 2-0. Clermont Foot claimed zero wins, while Lorient picked up two wins in the previous ten matches, while the rest had no winner. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 23/10.
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Results
Both teams found the back of the net two times in the last three matches between Clermont Foot and Lorient.
Clermont Foot vs Lorient Betting Tips
Grejohn Kyei look like value in the goal scoring market with four strikes to his name in six Ligue 1 matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Ibrahima Kone adds to his three Ligue 1 goals come on Saturday.
Clermont Foot claimed five wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings. Lorient won one of their last 10 games away, drew four and lost five. Both teams scored in five of the last 10 Ligue 1 matches for Clermont Foot at Stade Gabriel Montpied. Both teams also found their way to the target in eight of the previous 10 away games for Lorient.
Over 2.5 goals came up one time in the previous three encounters between Clermont Foot and Lorient, as Clermont Foot scored 0.66 goals on average per game and Lorient averaging 1.67 goals. Both teams scored in two times of these matches. Clermont Foot scored an average of 1.4 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Lorient, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.