Lorient vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir.
Lorient are back in Ligue 1 at last and the team will be overjoyed to start their top flight campaign at the weekend. They will be at home to Strasbourg and will fancy their chances of starting their season with a win.
The club have splashed 9m euros on bringing in Adrian Grbic to the club from Clermont. It poses a risk to bring in the 24 year old Austrian striker but the hope is he will show the form he has shown with Clermont and could be a future investment.
From their 5 pre-season games Lorient remained unbeaten. They were impressive though in drawing against the likes of Brest, Rennes and Angers all Ligue 1 future opponents.
Strasbourg finished 10th last season and proved hard to beat at times. They were resillant and they will want to show the same type of form this season but with a cutting edge that pushes them into the top half of the table.
Most of the clubs pre-season games ended up being cancelled and they have only managed to play 3 games. They beat Nimes and Montpellier but lost to Metz in their last pre-season game 3-2.
Lorient vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
The clubs have not played each other for 12 years when in that game Lorient won 1-0.
In the 2 games that the teams have played in recent times there has only been 1 goal.
Lorient vs Strasbourg: Prediction
If Lorient are going to survive this season their plan needs to be to be a force at home.
Look at Brest last season, they were very strong. So it is important for Lorient to build good foundations.
Both sides had good pre-seasons, though the worry for the away side is that they haven’t played too many games and could be a little rusty here.
Still Strasbourg are veterans and will not be easy to defeat and we see this game finishing in a draw.
Lorient vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips:
Lorient v Strasbourg: A draw at 3.00 (2/1)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.57 (4/7).