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Bitesize Prediction: Lorient vs Lyon – 09/03/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 7 Mar 2024

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 3/4 @ 1xBet

In what could prove to be an enjoyable Ligue 1 showdown on Saturday afternoon, Lorient will welcome Lyon to the Stade du Moustoir.

Starting with the hosts, while Lorient might still be looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap, Regis Le Bris’ side are in the midst of a real Ligue 1 flurry. Making an immediate return to winning ways last week as they secured an eye-catching 2-1 victory away at Rennes, the Brittany-based outfit find the mood in their camp at a real high. In fact, including a 3-1 romp against Strasbourg last month, Les Merlus have collected 12 points from their previous five top-flight appearances. Likewise, suffering just a single defeat from any of their previous six outings, Lorient are seeking some crucial stability on home soil. Mustering just a sole victory from any of their previous seven domestic showdowns at the Stade du Moustoir, Le Bris’ men have recorded just a single clean sheet in front of their own supporters since returning from November’s international break. It should also be highlighted, Saturday’s hosts have seen four of their last six Ligue 1 matchups finish with both teams finding the net.

As for the visitors, while Lyon might have turned a much-needed corner on either side of opening the New Year, Les Gones are seeking an immediate response here. Last seen putting in a nightmare performance on home soil as they eventually fell to a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Lens, Pierre Sage’s men will be desperate to prove that display was nothing more than a minor blip. Nevertheless, winning each of their other six domestic appearances across all competitions and skyrocketing out of the drop zone, Saturday’s guests have also gained a reputation for their recent success away from the Groupama Stadium. Including a 2-1 victory against Metz in their last appearance on the road, Lyon have won all of their previous three away fixtures by an aggregate score of 6-3. It should be noted, with Sage’s men seeing all of their previous four showdowns on the road finish with both teams finding the net, we are expecting a similar outcome this weekend.

Bet: Both teams to score at Lorient vs Lyon 3/4 for Saturday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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