Lorient – St Etienne Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 28.02.2021

⚽ Lorient – St Etienne Predictions

Lorient – St Etienne Tips and Odds. February 28, 15:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 27.

Lorient – St Etienne Preview

  • Lorient were kept scoreless for the first time in ten competitive games as they fell to defeat at relegation rivals Nîmes last time out. That 1-0 defeat plunged them further into trouble, and broke their trend for involvement in high-action affairs, although nine of their last 11 games have still seen both teams score with a sizable average of 3.64 total goals per game during that period.
  • The hosts are chalked up outsiders here, and that is a tag they have defied to a winning end in just 15.79% of Ligue 1 (L1) games this season, though that does rise to 25% at home (W2, D1, L5). Expect goals in any case, as Lorient are yet to see a goalless game here this season.
  • Saint-Étienne have avoided defeat in five L1 games (W3, D2), with each game in the current run producing under 2.5 total goals. Despite their upturn in form, this remains a worse 26-game start than in nine of the ten-time French champions’ last ten L1 campaigns.
  • Alarmingly, St Étienne have failed to recover a point when trailing at HT away, and dropped seven of a possible 15 points when leading at the interval (W2, D2, L1). Topically, St Étienne manager Claude Puel has also failed to win each of his last six visits here (D2, L4), with all defeats coming without reply.
  • Players to watch: Lorient’s Teremas Moffi has failed to score in just four of his last 11 appearances, although the Nigerian forward could only hit the post last time out. Former Lorient player Denis Bouanga found the opener in St Étienne’s latest away victory, and on that note, three of his four L1 strikes this season have come away from home.
  • Hot stat: Lorient manager Christophe Pélissier has seen his side on the day concede 2+ goals in four of five personal H2Hs with St Étienne (D2, L3).
Head-to-head matches: LORIENT – ST ETIENNE
30.08.20 L1 St Etienne Lorient 2 : 0
12.02.17 L1 St Etienne Lorient 4 : 0
17.12.16 L1 Lorient St Etienne 2 : 1
24.04.16 L1 St Etienne Lorient 2 : 0
23.08.15 L1 Lorient St Etienne 0 : 1

FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 27
Lorient – St Etienne
Kick-off: February 28, 15:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.34@Bwin