Strasbourg vs Lorient: prediction for the Ligue 1
Strasbourg are still in the search of their game, but sometimes team is able to put up a good performance. In 11 matches Racing recorded four victories and two draws, which earned them 14 points and a 12th spot in the standings.
In three most recent matches hosts had a draw against Montpellier (1:1), recorded a victory over Saint-Etienne (5:1) and suffered a defeat to Rennes (0:1). Team's offensive line put up a great performance, they have scored 18 goals in this season already.
Le Marchand, Mothiba, Sahi and Fila won't play in the match against Lorient.
In the previous season Lorient managed to retain the Ligue 1 spot. Start of the new season brought two unexpected victories over Monaco (1:0) and Lille (2:1).
Unfortunately, Les Merlus failed to extend that success and after 11 rounds The Orange-Blacks have only three victories and six draws, which brought them 15 points. After a victory over Nice (1:0) visitors picked up only three points in four matches. In the most recent match Christophe Pelissier's men drew to Bordeaux (1:1).
Diarra, Morel and Lauriente won't play in the match against Strasbourg.
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Strasbourg
This bet played in 2 out of 4 most recent away matches of Strasbourg
Penalties were given in 3 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches
It is a match of two mid-table teams and a winner will improve the position in the standings. We will place a bet on the hosts, most of their key players will be available for the game, plus they will have a home advantage.
Our prediction - Strasbourg to win
In a game like this the outcome may be decided by a single mistake. In 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches no more than two goals were scored, we are expecting the same result today.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals