Lorient vs Clermont prediction, odds & betting tips 19/05/2024

Lorient
19/05/24 - 20:00

Finished

5

-

0

Clermont Foot

Lorient - Clermont Foot

France Ligue 1 - Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir

Lorient vs Clermont prediction
This match could have been a winner-takes-all in the relegation battle, but now they're both destined for the drop – Photo by Icon Sport

If Lorient had managed to pull off a win or even raw their game last weekend, they would've been in pole position to escape the bottom two given Clermont were relegated a while ago and have been the whipping boys of Ligue 1. Instead, they are now all but heading down a division.

Lorient vs Clermont prediction: Ligue 1's two worst teams face off

Lorient vs Clermont predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Lorient to win 

⚽ Correct score prediction

Lorient 2-1 Clermont

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

Key stats

  • Lorient have only won one home game in 2024
  • Clermont have kept just two clean sheets away from home this season
  • Les Merlus have failed to score in four of their previous seven matches

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lorient expected to snap their losing streak

  • Home: 7/10 (1.7) – 58.8%
  • Draw: 3/1 (4.0) – 25%
  • Away: 17/5 (4.4) – 22.7%

This is going to be one of the less interesting fixtures of the weekend as the bottom two face off against each other in a dead rubber unless Lorient can overturn a seven-goal deficit to Metz above them.

Despite having lost seven in a row, the bookmakers are going all in on Lorient to win this one, something we disagree with. We believe you should be looking at our free betting tips page for more enhanced value, such as BTTS and under a certain amount of goals.

Last five H2Hs: Clermont have been a thorn in Lorient's side

Clermont – who have been the whipping boys of French football this season – have managed to pick up six points from six against Lorient in their last two matches. To make it even worse for this weekend's home side, they have failed to score against Clermont since August 28th.

France Ligue 1 12/11/23

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1
Lorient

Lorient

0

France Ligue 1 27/05/23

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

2
Lorient

Lorient

0

France Ligue 1 28/08/22

Lorient

Lorient

2
Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

France Ligue 1 13/03/22

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0
Lorient

Lorient

2

France Ligue 1 03/10/21

Lorient

Lorient

1
Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

Lorient preview: In need of a miracle

It's a damp way for Lorient to exit the league they've been in for four seasons knowing they need to score seven goals at least – something they've not done all campaign obviously – and hope Metz lose, so it's time for them to kiss goodbye to France's top division.

Predicted lineup: Mvogo (GK) – Mendy, Talbi, Laporte, Adjei, Kasteris – Bakayoko, Abergel – Tosin, Bouanani – Bamba

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Lorient

Lorient

5

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Marseille

Marseille

3

Lorient

Lorient

1

France Ligue 1 03/05/24

L

Lens

Lens

2

Lorient

Lorient

0

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

L

Toulouse

Toulouse

2

Lorient

Lorient

1

France Ligue 1 24/04/24

L

PSG

PSG

4

Lorient

Lorient

1

Clermont preview: Disappointing season finally coming to an end

Clermont have only been able to pick up five wins in the league all season but two of them have come in their last eight games, so they will fancy going out on a high and not finishing the campaign rock bottom of Ligue 1.

Predicted lineup: Diaw (GK) – Borges, Matsima, Pelmard, Jacquet – Magnin, Gastien – Rashani, Cham, Virginius – Kyei

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

L

Lorient

Lorient

5

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Lyon

Lyon

1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

France Ligue 1 04/05/24

L

Monaco

Monaco

4

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

W

Reims

Reims

1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

4

France Ligue 1 20/04/24

L

Lens

Lens

1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Clermont's Muhammed Cham
Muhammed Cham is enjoying his best goalscoring season to date – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Muhammed Cham

In what has been a dreadful season for Clermont as a football club, Muhammed Cham can hold his head up high and potentially engineer a move away and ensure he stays in Ligue 1 this summer.

Best goalscoring season to date

Clermont's Austria international has already netted eight times in the league which is the best he's ever managed during his professional career, so he certainly won't be short of offers or even chances to score this weekend.


Aaron is a multi-skilled sports content writer and media professional. He is a specialist in both Men's and Women's football, along with golf.