It is a struggle to see where the winner comes from here. Lorient have won just one of their last eleven home matches. While Saint Etienne have picked up just twelve points on the road all season; only Lorient and Bordeaux have a worse away record.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is FC Lorient 0-0 AS Saint-Etienne and is available at odds of 8/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Lorient win at 2.37/1 against Les Verts at home on Friday.
Or, back any away win for Saint-Etienne at 3/1 here at the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.
You can find odds of 3.2/1 for any draw between Lorient and Saint-Etienne on Friday.
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The Merlucciidaes welcome AS Saint-Etienne to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir on Friday for this Ligue 1 match. These sides share a remarkably even record in Ligue 1. Their 25 meetings have seen eleven Lorient wins, ten Saint-Etienne wins and four draws. However, home advantage seems crucial given that only two of the Greens’ draws have come here in Lorient.
FC Lorient come into the match on a run of three home league games without a win. They have picked up seven points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.
Le FCL lost their last league match away to Paris Saint Germain. Expected goals of 2.0 to 0.8 in favour of Paris Saint Germain indicate perhaps it was a fair result even if the scoreline was quite harsh.
Terem Igobor Moffi made the score 1-2 after halftime but rather than being the start of a come back it seemed to merely kick PSG back into life as they trampled over Lorient to run up the score. Moffi now has five league goals this season for Lorient and is the 3.1 /1 favourite to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 5-1.
Their opponent on Friday, AS Saint-Etienne, come into the match on a run of three league games without a win. They have picked up six points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.
The Greens lost their last league match at home to Olympique Marseille. Timothée Kolodziejczak was the unlucky player to score the own goal to put Marseille ahead in the match after which Saint Etienne never recovered. The final score of the match was 2-4.
Wahbi Khazri is AS Saint-Etienne’s top scorer with nine goals in Ligue 1 this season and is 3.4/1 to score against FC Lorient on Friday.
FC Lorient vs AS Saint-Etienne: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings
25 in Total:- 11 FC Lorient wins, 10 AS Saint-Etienne wins, 4 draws.
FC Lorient team news
The Merlucciidaes are fortunate to come into Friday's match without any injuries or suspensions to worry about.
They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who were hammered against Paris Saint Germain in their last league match.
AS Saint-Etienne team news
Injuries will rule out Yvann Maçon (Knee Injury), Joris Gnagnon (Muscle Injury), Aimen Moueffek (Muscle Injury), and Falaye Sacko (Cruciate Ligament) for the trip to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.
They may also look to shuffle their deck voluntarily having lost against Olympique Marseille in their last league match.
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