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Lorient come up against visiting side Strasbourg in a Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday at Stade du Moustoir.

Lorient approach round 38 as number 10 in the Ligue 1 table with 52 points on their account so far. With 37 rounds behind them, Strasbourg have amassed 40 points, placing them as number 15 in the standings.

Strasbourg need a good result here against Lorient, if they wish to climb the Ligue 1 table. The home side has proven, they can be a dangerous opponent, but the former should be able to hold their own at the Stade du Moustoir.

Lorient go into their next Ligue 1 match, scoring a humble average of one per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane ten times, while conceding 16. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring one times.

Strasbourg travel to their next away match this coming Saturday having performed a tolerable average of 1.8 goals in ten matches. They scored a total of 18 goals, whilst shipping 11 goals against. An average of 1.1 goals against a game. They hung on to four clean sheets in this streak.

Lorient and Strasbourg had to settle for a point each in their most recent match, which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 12/5.

Lorient vs Strasbourg Prediction

Lorient Form

A single point is all Lorient can show for their efforts in the past three matches. They managed a 1-1 draw with Montpellier, before getting trounced 1-3 against Lens while Clermont Foot won 2-0. In their last six Ligue 1 home matches, Lorient have two wins, while they've drawn one and lost three. They scored five and conceded six goals.

Strasbourg Form

In their previous three outings, Strasbourg won by 2-0 against Nice, drew 1-1 with Troyes, before also drawing 1-1 against PSG. In their last six away matches in the Ligue 1, Strasbourg won twice, while also recording two draws. They endured two defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying nine goals conceded and 11 scored.

They went into the season as candidates for the drop, and unfortunately for Strasbourg, they have lived up to expectations. As the season draws to a close, they are still in with a chance of escaping relegation, though.

Form favours Strasbourg for the win a little more than prices with the bookmakers suggests. Even playing on home soil, the bookmakers have placed a little too much faith in Lorient, and we aim for the away win.

Lorient took 30 points from their last 19 encounters with teams from the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. This amounts to eight wins after scoring 26 times and conceding 21. Strasbourg won two matches and picked up 14 points from their last 19 encounters with teams in the top half of the Ligue 1. They scored 22 goals and conceded 34. Lorient have a record of 14 wins, ten draws and 13 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Strasbourg are looking at nine wins, 13 draws and 15 defeats in the Ligue 1.

Lorient vs Strasbourg Stats

  • In 8 of the last 10 Lorient home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Lorient have conceded in 9 of the last 10 matches
  • Lorient have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
  • In 4 of the last 5 matches Lorient played, both teams scored
  • Lorient have conceded in the last 3 home matches in a row
  • Strasbourg have scored in the last 11 matches in a row
  • Strasbourg have conceded in 16 of the last 18 away matches
  • Strasbourg have scored in 14 of the last 16 away matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 Strasbourg away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 6 Strasbourg matches the sum of goals was under 3.5

Lorient vs Strasbourg Squads

Lorient Squad

The 47-year-old Lorient manager, Regis Le Bris, will select the lineup against Strasbourg from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Ligue 1 this season):

Julian Pollersbeck (0/0), Teddy Bartouche (0/0), Vito Mannone (0/18), Yvon Mvogo (0/20), Aurelien Pelon (0/0), Darline Yongwa (1/14), Gedeon Kalulu (0/28), Igor Carioca (0/7), Julien Laporte (0/19), Maxime Wackers (0/0), Montassar Talbi (1/37), Vincent Le Goff (0/36), Adil Aouchiche (0/11), Ayman Kari (0/4), Bamo Meite (1/16), Bonke Innocent (0/25), Elie Kroupi (0/0), Enzo Le Fee (5/34), Jean-Victor Makengo (0/14), Julien Ponceau (1/31), Laurent Abergel (0/28), Paul Bellon (0/0), Theo Le Bris (2/26), Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (4/25), Ibrahima Kone (7/36), Romain Faivre (3/25), Sirine Doucoure (0/12), Stephane Diarra (2/28), Yoann Cathline (1/22).

Strasbourg Squad

Below is the full team squad of Strasbourg. The manager Antonetti will pick his starting XI against Lorient from these players:

Eiji Kawashima (0/0), Matz Sels (0/37), Robin Risser (0/0), Alexander Djiku (1/31), Colin Dagba (0/20), Eduard Sobol (0/14), Frederic Guilbert (0/17), Gerzino Nyamsi (1/19), Ismael Doukoure (1/27), Lucas Perrin (0/26), Maxime Le Marchand (0/26), Thomas Delaine (0/16), Aymeric Ahmed (0/0), Benjamin Besic (0/0), Dany Jean (0/2), Dimitri Lienard (0/28), Ibrahima Sissoko (0/25), Jean Aholou (3/29), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (1/29), Morgan Sanson (1/17), Mouhamadou Diarra (3/28), Nordine Kandil (0/7), Sanjin Prcic (1/28), Habibou Mouhamadou Diallo (20/36), Kevin Gameiro (10/33), Lebo Mothiba (3/19), Tom Saettel (0/0), Yuito Suzuki (1/2).

Lorient vs Strasbourg Team News

At the time of writing, Lorient have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Strasbourg on Saturday.

Julien Laporte, Theo Le Bris, Yvon Mvogo and Julian Pollersbeck are all absent from the Lorient squad that faces Strasbourg at Stade du Moustoir.

Strasbourg have four on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Lorient on Saturday.

Names like Eiji Kawashima, Thomas Delaine, Colin Dagba and Nordine Kandil most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Lorient.

Lorient vs Strasbourg Lineups

Lorient vs Strasbourg H2H

The most recent outing between Lorient and Strasbourg ended up a 1-1 draw. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 12/5. Strasbourg look back on one wins in their previous matches against their next opponent in the shape of Lorient. The home side has a 29% win rate in these encounter for a total record of 2-4-1. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Lorient vs Strasbourg Results

Both teams found the back of the net three times in the last seven matches between Lorient and Strasbourg.

Lorient vs Strasbourg Betting Tips

Habibou Mouhamadou Diallo enjoys a great season with 20 league goals to his name, and he will be a handful for even the best of defences.

In their last 10 matches at Stade du Moustoir across all tournaments Lorient won four times, drew three and lost three times. Strasbourg claimed three wins, three draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Lorient have a justified hope of getting on the scoresheet at Stade du Moustoir, since Strasbourg only managed four clean sheets in their 10 most recent away matches. The hosts claimed two clean sheets in their last 10 matches on home soil.

Over 2.5 goals came up two times in the previous seven encounters between Lorient and Strasbourg, as Lorient scored 0.85 goals on average per game and Strasbourg averaging 0.99 goals. Both teams scored in three times of these matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Lorient’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of one goal along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Strasbourg's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.8 goals in these matches.