Bournemouth vs Lorient Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/08/2023

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Bournemouth vs Lorient Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/08/2023

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Bournemouth vs Lorient Top Two Betting Tips

One of a multiple of English-French clashes on Saturday, August 05th sees Bournemouth host Lorient as both teams finalise their preparations ahead of the start of the new season. The Cherries are still getting used to the ways of their new Spanish manager. At the same time, Les Merlus are gearing up for a serious top 6 challenge in France. Here are our Bournemouth vs Lorient betting tips, as well as the latest team news.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Bournemouth saw 3 of their 4 friendlies this summer go over 2.5 goals.
  • for Lorient, all of their last 5 matches had at least 3 goals scored in them.
  • Bournemouth saw 4 of their last 6 games played at the Vitality Stadium go over 2.5 goals.

BTTS

  • Bournemouth's last 2 friendlies had BTTS outcomes.
  • Lorient saw 4 of their last 5 games go without a clean sheet.
  • Lorient saw 5 of their last 6 matches on the road produce BTTS outcomes.

Bournemouth vs Lorient: Bookmakers & Odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Bournemouth vs Lorient.

Highest odds accross 0 bookmakers

Draw

Bookmakers comparison
Bookmaker
Draw

Last Five - Bournemouth

20/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Wrexham

Wrexham

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

1

D

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

2

1

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

2

1

L

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

3

0

L

28/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

3

W

Last Five - Lorient

20/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Brest

Brest

Lorient

Lorient

1

1

D

13/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

Concarneau

Concarneau

Lorient

Lorient

0

0

D

19/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

Lorient

Lorient

0

5

W

12/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Marseille

Marseille

Lorient

Lorient

3

1

L

03/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Lorient

Lorient

2

0

L

Bournemouth odds: 17/10 (2.70) – 37.0%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Lorient odds: 1/1 (2.00) – 50.0%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Lorient are the fancied winners of this game with a probability of 50.0%. The outcome is far from a foregone conclusion though with Bournemouth not ruled out and having a win probability of 37.0%. There are not many other markets available to bet on but this might change closer to kickoff. For more of our football betting tips where you can find all of today's best picks

Bournemouth vs Lorient Lineups and Last Match

Bournemouth

Bournemouth sacked coach O'Neil late last season and replaced him with the Spanish tactician Andoni Iraola. Iraola is still trying to get his messages through to the players and the Cherries won 2 and lost 2 of their friendlies so far. Their latest result was a 1-3 defeat vs Atalanta.

Bournemouth are short on numbers on the full-back positions right now. All of Tavernier, Kelly, Frederiks and Semenyo are nursing injuries and are expected to miss. The ex-Lorient wide man Ouattara is expected to play though.

Predicted Lineup – Neto (GK), Smith, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Kerkez, Rothwell, Cook, Ouattara, Christie, Kluivert, & Solanke

Lorient

After 2 years of narrowly avoiding the drop, Lorient enjoyed a much calmer last season. They even looked close to qualifying for Europe at some stage but the departure of top scorer Moffi in January prevented that from happening.

Still, a top-half finish followed by an unbeaten pre-season (W2 D2) is likely to give Les Merlus plenty of confidence heading into this match. Especially, since Lorient defeated their fierce local Breton rivals Nantes 3-1 on Wednesday evening.

The big summer signing for Lorient is the flying wing-back Benjamin Mendy. The ex-Man City player is trying to revive his career after all criminal charges against him were dropped and he has chosen Lorient to do so.

Predicted Lineup – Mvogo (GK), Kalulu, Laporte, Le Goff, Sylla, Abergel, Innocent, Yongwa, Faivre, Le Bris & Dieng

Starting Lineups

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Romain Faivre

Lorient's new striker Romain Faivre is actually on loan exactly from Bournemouth. The French forward might not start against his parent club but we expect him to play some part in the second half and he will be eager to shine in this particular fixture.

Faivre is a pushy forward and as he knows Bournemouth's defenders very well we back him to cause some late problems in this match.


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