AS Saint-Étienne was once one of the strongest teams in the French House of Lords. In the meantime, however, there is no longer any trace of this – the record champions even have to worry about staying up in Ligue 1 this season. Eight games before the end of the season, “ASSE” has only 27 points and is 18th in the table.
For the “Sainté”, the saving bank is currently only one point away. The Friday game in the French upper house is therefore all the more important, after all, “ASSE” is facing a direct relegation duel against FC Lorient. The record champions from Saint-Étienne are classified as a slight underdog.
As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, the bookmakers see the hosts from Lorient as favorites. Although the FCL have not won any of their last three home games in the French top flight, their role as favorites in the six-point game against AS Saint-Étienne is by no means surprising. After all, “Les Merlus” won the last two matches at home against “ASSE”.
Lorient vs St Etienne Odds | 3 top tips
Betting odds as of: 07.04.2022, 1:30 p.m
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If the FCL prevails again, betting odds of 2.40 are currently paid out for Tip 1 in Lorient vs. St. Etienne. However, the match against the resurgent record champion will not be a sure-fire success. In the last four competitive games, “ASSE” only lost the league game against Olympique Marseille.
Our value tip:
at Betway to 1.60
Lorient – Stats & Current Form
After suffering a dreadful defeat against PSG last week, FC Lorient are looking to make amends on Friday night. The home game against AS Saint-Étienne is of immense importance, after all, the FCL can extend the lead over the relegation places if they are successful. Last week “Les Merlus” were still beneficiaries of the point losses of the relegation rivals.
The lead remained unchanged despite the PSG bankruptcy. The high defeat against the star ensemble from the French capital was still surprising. Lorient had at least kept the clean sheet on the two previous matchdays. In addition, FCL scored against PSG in the first half of the season.
That point was in their own stadium, where FC Lorient has already scored more than half of all points so far. In the 14 games on home ground this season, head coach Christophe Pélissier’s team is currently 4-5-5. Recently, however, the FCL remained without a win three times in a row in their own stadium.
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Does the FCL show a defiant reaction?
In any case, there have been the last eleven home games in Ligue 1 only one win for “Les Merlus”. It would therefore be more than daring to give a tip on the host in Lorient vs St. Etienne. Only the latest results can confirm a forecast for the hosts from Lorient.
After all, “Les Merlus” won the last two games against “ASSE” in their own stadium. But there were just as many defeats against the record champions from Saint-Étienne in the three previous home matches. In order to master the home game against Friday’s opponents, FCL coach Pélissier will have to work on his team’s offensive game in particular.
Statistically speaking, FC Lorient is the weakest attacking department in Ligue 1. Pélissier’s team only scored 25 goals in a total of 30 league games. On average, less than one goal per league game. It can therefore not be ruled out that the negative trend in the offensive game will also continue against “ASSE”.
Expected formation of Lorient:
Dreyer; Mendes, Laporte, Petrot, LeGoff; Lauriente, Abergel, Monconduit; Lauriente, Kone; Mold
Last matches of Lorient:
St Etienne – Stats & current form
AS Saint-Étienne are targeting a non-relegation zone. In the first half of the season, “ASSE” was still one of the hottest relegation candidates of the current season as they were bottom of the table. In the meantime, the tide has turned for the record champions and staying up in the league has become a very realistic scenario. Even the 18th place in the table would be a consolation for “ASSE” after the catastrophic first half of the season.
After all, with the 18th place there is the chance to secure relegation in the relegation games against a second division team. For the time being, however, the primary goal for the record champions is still direct relegation. Teams like Clermont (17th) and Lorient (16th) are still within reach and could be overtaken on this matchday.
Last week “ASSE” lost the match against Olympique Marseille and thus remained without a point in Ligue 1 for the first time since matchday 26. Previously, St. Etienne had against teams such as Metz (1-0), Lille (0-0) and Troyes (1:1) scored. It can therefore not be ruled out that a prediction of a point win from “ASSE” will also pay off in Lorient vs St. Etienne.
Will ASSE even win the six-point game in Lorient?
Abroad, AS Saint-Étienne have picked up 12 points in 14 away games this season. Seven of the twelve points came from the last four away gamesincluding games against teams like Clermont and Angers SCO, in which “ASSE” even scored three times. Nevertheless, St Etienne is the third weakest away team in the league with a record of 3-3-8.
The failure of the current season was not only due to the lack of offensive power in the team. “ASSE” has to struggle above all with the weak defense, which has already conceded 55 goals in 30 league games. Statistically, the record champions from St. Etienne have the second weakest defense in the league.
If this is improved, “ASSE” has a realistic chance of mastering Friday’s game in Lorient. Head coach Pascal Dupraz only has to do without four players due to injuries.
Estimated formation of St. Etienne:
Bernardoni; Moukoudi, Mangala, Nade; Thioub, Camara, Gourna-Douath, Kolodziejczak; Nordin, Boudebouz, Bouanga
Last matches of St Etienne:
Our Lorient – St. Etienne tip in odds comparison 08.04.2022 – 1/X/2
Betting odds as of: 08.04.2022, 2:18 p.m
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Lorient – St Etienne Direct Comparison / H2H Balance
The two clubs meet for the 39th time. FC Lorient leads the direct comparison against AS Saint-Étienne so far with a record of 15-10-13. There were most victories for the FCL in their own stadium. Most recently, Lorient prevailed twice in a row – both 2-1, mind you – against the record champions from St. Etienne in their own stadium.
In the first half of the current season, the FCL also gained a point away from home. Head coach Pélissier’s team celebrated a 1-1 draw at “ASSE” and has not lost a single competitive game against the record champions since August 2020.
Statistics highlights for Lorient versus St Etienne
Betting Base Prediction & Lorient-St Etienne Tip
Friday’s game is of immense importance for both clubs. Lorient wants to extend their lead on the relegation places, while the record champions from St. Etienne are aiming for a jump to a non-relegation place. Although the FCL benefits from home advantage, the role of favorites among bookmakers is surprising.
AS Saint-Étienne showed strong performances in the last few weeks and was rewarded with a point win against last year’s champions “LOSC”. Only against Olympique Marseille did the mini success trend end at “ASSE”. Like Saint-Étienne, FC Lorient suffered a defeat last week. The table-16. lost the match against PSG 1:5.
Key Facts – Lorient vs St Etienne tip
- Lorient have been without a win in their last three home games.
- St Etienne have taken seven points from their last four away games.
- Lorient have won just one of their last eleven home games in Ligue 1.
Unlike the bookies, we don’t see any favorites in Friday’s Ligue 1 game. Accordingly, the high ratings for a win by “ASSE” have value, especially since FC Lorient has only celebrated one win in the last eleven home games. AS Saint-Étienne, on the other hand, have scored in three of their last four away games.
With a bet of four units, we place ours in Lorient vs St. Etienne Tip on betting odds of 3.30 for a win by “ASSE”. The bookmaker Bet365, tested by Wettbasis, offers the best odds for this.
Lorient versus St Etienne – best odds Ligue 1
victory Lorient: 2.40 @Betway
Tie: 3.20 @Betway
victory St Etienne: 3.30 @Bet365
Odds probabilities for win Lorient / draw / win St. Etienne:
Lorient-St Etienne – Betting odds * & other interesting bets at a glance:
Over / Under 2.5 goals
Over 2.5 goals: 2.30 @Bet365
Under 2.5 goals: 1.61 @Bet365
Both teams score
YES: 1.95 @ Bet365
NO: 1.80 @Bet365
Betting odds as of: 07.04.2022, 13:26
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