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Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips (08/08/2021)

Saint-Etienne will host Lorient in the first game of French Ligue 1 2021/22 season. This post previews this match and includes the best free tips for our readers.

Our Best Three Picks for Saint-Etienne vs Lorient

Our soccer tips and predictions have no bias and are researched using the latest team stats, news and available information. Here is how we are tipping these teams to fare against each other on matchday:

Note: Odds are correct at the time of writing our preview. Please visit the bookmaker for updated prices.

Both teams to score: No

We are expecting a tense fixture when Etienne hosts Lorient for the first match of the 2021/22 season. The hosts may have had a poor run in pre-season games but the last time they lost at home to Lorient was in the Coupe de France fixture in April 2013. Moreover, Saint-Etienne has won the last four home games against Lorient, all of which were clean-sheet victories. It is a record they will want to keep despite recent defensive woes. The worst we think Etienne will get in this game is a draw.

Lorient to draw or win

Our second tip gives the visitors a narrow edge to beat Etienne. However, we are taking the cautious approach of a double chance. The fact that Lorient has lost in their last four trips to Etienne and even failed to score in those games is why a double chance looks plausible.

Few goals at full-time

Etienne has a record to defend and getting at least a point here will be welcomed even though they have defensive worries. On the other hand, Lorient boasts an unbeaten run in the last six games, which includes four pre-season games. They are better than Etienne defensively hence will be hard to break down.

Match Preview: Saint-Etienne Looking for the 5th Straight Home Victory over Lorient

If Saint-Etienne wins this game, it will be their fifth consecutive home victory over Lorient. Do they stand stance? Our match preview digs deeper.

Saint-Etienne

A big worry for Saint-Etienne before this game is a weak defence that has cost the hosts the last three games. The hosts started pre-season games with 2D and 1W. However, things have quickly gone downhill in the last three games, all of which they lost. For head coach, Claude Puel, getting at least a point in this first match of the season, is a top priority.

Lorient

Lorient has 3W and 2D in pre-season fixtures. The visitors mounted a strong resurgence toward the end of last season to remain in Ligue 1, a form they have maintained even pre-season. They have been doing exceptionally well at the back and we believe that will play significance for the travelling squad in the first game of the season.

Top Team Stats and Handpicked Odds

France Ligue 1
St Etienne
VS
Lorient
August 8, 2021
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St Etienne vs Lorient

icon Head to Head

08/08/21
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
1 - 1
Lorient
Lorient
28/02/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 1
St Etienne
St Etienne
30/08/20
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
2 - 0
Lorient
Lorient
12/02/17
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
4 - 0
Lorient
Lorient
17/12/16
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 1
St Etienne
St Etienne

St Etienne

Last 5

12/09/21
FL1
Montpellier
Montpellier
2 - 0
St Etienne
St Etienne
28/08/21
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
3 - 1
St Etienne
St Etienne
21/08/21
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
1 - 1
Lille
Lille
15/08/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
2 - 2
St Etienne
St Etienne
31/07/21
ECF
Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt
2 - 1
St Etienne
St Etienne

Lorient

Last 5

10/09/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 1
Lille
Lille
29/08/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
2 - 2
Lorient
Lorient
22/08/21
FL1
Montpellier
Montpellier
3 - 1
Lorient
Lorient
13/08/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
1 - 0
Monaco
Monaco
31/07/21
ECF
Lorient
Lorient
1 - 0
Angers
Angers

Frequently Asked Questions

Etienne vs Lorient tips

Who will be the referee in this game?

Thomas Leonard

What is the kick-off time?

The game starts at 16:00 GMT +3 on Sunday 8TH August 2021.

Where is the venue for this game?

Saint-Etienne will host Lorient at Stade Geoffroy Guichard.