St Etienne vs Lorient prediction: Lorient was the rookie team of last season. Therefore, it is not surprising that Lorient had a poor season and was almost relegated. Going into the new season, Lorient needs to play well if they don’t want to repeat that result. On the opening day, Lorient will be a guest of St Etienne.
- Match date: 01:00 pm on 2021/08/08
- Event: Ligue 1
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: Stade Geoffroy Guichard
ST ETIENNE VS LORIENT PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
St Etienne has an advantage over the opponent when playing at home to Geoffroy Guichard. It will be a trip that makes it easy for guests to go back and forth with Lorient.
St Etienne’s performance in the last 5 matches: D W L L L
St Etienne did not perform too well last season. Specifically, after 38 matches played, the number of victories that St Etienne has in hand is 12. It is worth mentioning that this team has received 16 goals, equivalent to a rate of 42.1%. It was that result that caused Les Verts to drop many points. Only earned 10 more draws, their total points in hand is 46. This number only gives St Etienne 11th place on the rankings.
Entering the new season, St Etienne certainly needs to get better results. To prepare for the new season, coach Claude Puel’s students played a number of friendly matches. However, they can only win 1 and draw 1 in the last 5 friendly matches. After defeating Grenoble, St Etienne had 3 consecutive defeats. They recently lost to Frankfurt 1-2.
Lorient’s form in the last 5 matches: D W D W W
It is not wrong to say that Lorient performed poorly last season. After 38 matches played, the best result that Lorient earned for themselves was only 11 victories. In contrast, the number of draws that this team earned is 9. Thus, the number of defeats that Lorient has to receive is up to 18. Having given themselves exactly 42 points, Les Merlus only finished in 16th place on the table.
However, looking at recent friendlies, Lorient is maintaining the necessary efficiency. Specifically, with the last 5 matches played, Lorient did not lose. Instead, Christophe Pélissier and his students earned 3 wins and 2 draws. Recently, when facing Angers, Lorient had a minimum victory of 1-0.
Select: Lorient FT.
St Etienne and Lorient are balanced against each other in terms of head-to-head results. In the previous 31 encounters between the two teams, only 4 matches ended in a draw. St Etienne has a slight advantage when they has 14 wins. However, Lorient also has 13 defeats.
Considering the last 5 matches between the two teams, none of them drew. Instead, there were three games that St Etienne won. This number of Lorient is 2 wins. The last time they played against each other, Lorient won 2-1 at home.
Select: Draw FT.
St Etienne’s attack is still playing well in recent friendlies. Specifically, considering the last 5 matches, St Etienne has scored 7 goals, reaching an efficiency of 1.4 goals/match. Meanwhile, the defense played poorly when having to receive 9 goals.
With Lorient, their attack is also playing effectively in the past 5 friendly matches. The number of goals that Les Merlus holds in hand is 6, corresponding to an average of 1.2 goals/game. Notably, the defense played firmly when only conceding 3 goals.
With Over/Under 2.5, the last 5 matches of St Etienne have won 4 Over times, corresponding to a rate of 80%. On the side of Lorient, Over won once in the last 5 matches they attended.
Select: Under 2.5 FT.
St Etienne vs Lorient Prediction: St Etienne 1-1 Lorient FT (0-0 H1).
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st match of Ligue 1 between St Etienne vs Lorient on 2021/08/08 of the CMD368 bookie.