Saint-Etienne vs Lorient
France Ligue 1,
Date: Sunday, 8 August 2021
Kick-off 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint-Etienne will begin their 2021/22 Ligue 1 campaign with the home fixture against Lorient on Sunday afternoon.
Four points separated the two teams in the bottom half of the standings in the previous term of Ligue 1.
Neither outfit made significant changes in between the two seasons and we do not have too many reasons to expect them to beat the last year’s achievements (failures).
Saint-Etienne had a disappointing pre-season. Judging by their displays this summer, the head coach Claude Puel could face serious problems with the lack of meticulousness in his squad’s back line.
Saint-Etienne conceded seven goals during a streak of three subsequent losses to Clermont, Marseille, and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Their rivals’ defensive woes will be the music to the ears of Lorient’s main striker Teremas Moffi.
The 22-year-old Nigerian forward is a real predator up front. He was one of the best attackers in the league last season, netting as many as 14 goals for Lorient.
Moffi announced a strong campaign in this term of Ligue 1 by delivering the goods in the off-season.
He made the difference netting the only goal of the game in Lorient’s 1-0 victory over Angers in the team’s final preparation match last Saturday.
Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Head-to-head
- The teams clinched a win each when they locked horns last season in Ligue 1.
- Overall, Lorient lead the H2H tie by a single win ahead of their 37th encounter with Les Verts.
- The home court advantage generally plays a big role in this matchup as each of the last five head to head affairs ended in home victories.
- Three or more goals were scored in three of the last four head to head outings.
Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Prediction
Lorient will enter this match in much higher spirits following their decent run in pre-season friendlies. We fancy the attractive 2.75 odds offered for Terem Moffi to score anytime for the visitors.
Saint-Etienne’s back line has really shown signs of vulnerability this summer. We are thus also tempted by the 2.62 odds offered for Lorient to score two or more goals on Sunday afternoon at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Betting Tips
Lorient Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 odd
Terem Moffi to score anytime @ 2.75 odd.