Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Lorient vs Nantes – 24/02/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 23 Feb 2024

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Mohamed Bamba to score anytime

Odds: 11/4 @ 1xBet

Two sides who find themselves battling it out at the foot of the Ligue 1 table, Lorient will welcome Nantes to the Stade du Moustoir on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Lorient might still find themselves at the heart of a Ligue 1 relegation scrap in 2024, Les Merlus have certainly turned a recent corner. Finding a route out of the drop zone, Regis Le Bris’ men will be smelling another golden opportunity here. Last seen putting in another eye-catching performance as they secured a stellar 3-1 romp away at Strasbourg, the Brittany-based outfit have won all of their previous three top-flight appearances on the spin. With their recent purple patch underlined by a 2-0 victory against Reims earlier in the month, Lorient have won all of their three February showdowns by an aggregate score of 7-2. Likewise, collecting 10 points from their previous four Ligue 1 showdowns, the red-hot Mohamed Bamba will have a leading role to play on Saturday afternoon. Including a brace against Strasbourg last weekend, the Ivory Coast starlet has bagged five goals in his previous four top-flight appearances.

As for the visitors, while Nantes might have eventually clung to their Ligue 1 status last season, the Canaries are tipped as another leading relegation contender in 2024. Making an immediate return to losing ways last week as they suffered a routine 2-0 loss at the hands of defending champions PSG, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side have registered just a pair of victories from any of their previous 10 domestic appearances across all formats – a run that stems back to December 2nd. Likewise, crashing out of the Coupe de France last month following a shock 1-0 defeat at home against second-tier outfit Laval, Saturday’s guests have continued to gain a reputation for their extended struggles in the final third. Including another 1-0 loss against Lens earlier in the month, Nantes have drawn a blank in four of their previous five showdowns. Slipping back into the relegation zone, Gourvennec’s men are facing a potentially tough challenge here.

Bet: Mohamed Bamba 11/4 to score anytime against Nantes in Saturday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ 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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