Lorient vs Angers Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 05/02/2023

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Lorient - Angers

France Ligue 1 - Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir

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

Lorient welcome Angers to the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir in France’s Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday, February 5th. Can Lorient bounce back from defeat against the division’s bottom club this weekend? Read our free Ligue 1 betting tips and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Lorient vs Angers

Angers have lost 13 Ligue 1 fixtures in a row and the relegation favourites face another tough test against Lorient on Sunday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Lorient to Win

Lorient threw away a two-goal lead at Reims in midweek and eventually slipped to a 4-2 defeat, however, they have a huge opportunity to bounce straight back with a victory on Sunday. Their opponents, Angers, look destined for the drop and their loss to Ajaccio on Wednesday was their 13th defeat on the trot in Ligue 1. Lorient have already beaten Angers once in 2023 and our first prediction backs Les Merlus to claim all three points again this weekend.

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Over 1.5 Lorient Goals

Rock-bottom Angers have struggled for the majority of the Ligue 1 campaign and their defending has been short of the standard required to compete. Indeed, Angers have been conceding 2.23 goals per game in the French top tier since August and they hold the league’s worst-defensive record. With home advantage to enjoy, Lorient should be able to create plenty of opportunities against their visitor’s generous defence and a stake on the hosts in the over 1.5 team goals market could be worth considering with that in mind.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Lorient vs Angers

View our list of the key stats for Sunday’s contest below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

01/01/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Angers

Angers

Lorient

Lorient

1

2

16/01/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Angers

Angers

0

0

21/11/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Angers

Angers

Lorient

Lorient

1

0

31/07/21

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Lorient

Lorient

Angers

Angers

1

0

02/05/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Angers

Angers

2

0

Last Five - Lorient

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

28/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Toulouse

Toulouse

Lorient

Lorient

2

1

L

24/04/24

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PSG

PSG

Lorient

Lorient

4

1

L

Last Five - Angers

17/05/24

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Dunkerque

Dunkerque

Angers

Angers

0

0

D

10/05/24

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Annecy

Annecy

Angers

Angers

1

2

W

03/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Pau

Pau

Angers

Angers

1

2

W

27/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Paris FC

Paris FC

Angers

Angers

3

1

L

23/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Guingamp

Guingamp

Angers

Angers

1

2

W

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Sunday’s meeting between Lorient and Angers below.

Lorient odds: 89/100 (1.89) – 52.9%

Draw odds: 53/20 (3.65) – 27.4%

Angers odds: 33/10 (4.3) – 23.3%

The bookies are siding with Lorient in the match result markets on Sunday, while over 2.5 goals can be backed at 4/5 (1.8) – 55.6%. Elsewhere, Enzo Le Fee, who scored a consolation against Reims in midweek, looks a decent price in the anytime goalscorer stakes again this weekend at 9/2 (5.5) – 18.2%.

Lorient vs Angers Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Sunday’s Ligue 1 tussle between Lorient and Angers below.

Lorient

Lorient could be without a pair of midfielders on Sunday with both Yoann Cathline and Laurent Abergel expected to sit out their clash with Angers. Lorient are still in 7th spot in Ligue 1 despite blowing a two-goal advantage at Reims on Wednesday evening. Reims are just five points shy of the top five.

Predicted Lineup for Lorient: Mannone – Kalulu, Laporte, Talbi, Le Goff – Innocent, Le Fee, Diarra, Ponceau, Le Bris – Kone

Angers

Angers could be without several players this weekend. Farid El Melali, Abdoulaye Bamba, Ilyes Chetti, Yahia Fofana, Ali Kalla and Ulrick Eneme-Ella are all currently out of contention for the strugglers. Angers loss at home to fellow relegation contenders Ajaccio felt like a significant result in the battle for survival. Souleyman Doumbia was sent off in that loss and will be suspended on Sunday.

Predicted Lineup for Angers: Bernardoni – Valery, Hountondji, Blazic, Sabanovic – Salama, Mendy, Bentalb, Abdelli – Hunou, Sima

Player to Watch – Enzo Le Fée

Midfielder Enzo Le Fée is on the radar of a number of bigger clubs across Europe and the schemer is an analyst’s dream player, posting excellent numbers across a number of key metrics. Le Fée contributes in both defence and attack, averaging 3.3 tackles and 2.2 key passes per game.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Lorient

Lorient
4-2-3-1
1
Vito Mannone
it
24
Gedeon Kalulu
fr
18
Bamo Meite
fr
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
25
Vincent Le Goff
fr
80
Enzo Le Fee
fr
17
Jean-Victor Makengo
fr
11
Bamba Dieng
sn
21
Julien Ponceau
fr
14
Romain Faivre
fr
9
Ibrahima Kone
ml
Substitutes
10
Adil Aouchiche
fr
12
Darline Yongwa
cm
22
Yoann Cathline
fr
29
Sirine Ckene Doucoure
fr
7
Stephane Diarra
ci
2
Igor Silva
br
8
Bonke Innocent
ng
34
Maxime Wackers
fr
23
Julian Pollersbeck
de

Angers

Angers
4-4-2
1
Paul Bernardoni
fr
94
Yann Valery
tn
22
Cedric Hountondji
bj
5
Miha Blazic
si
31
Ilyes Chetti
dz
11
Amine Salama
fr
2
Batista Mendy
fr
6
Nabil Bentaleb
dz
10
Himad Abdelli
fr
23
Adrien Hunou
fr
7
Ibrahima Niane
sn
Substitutes
19
Abdallah Sima
sn
29
Ousmane Camara
fr
12
Zinedine Ould Khaled
fr
4
Halid Sabanovic
ba
15
Pierrick Capelle
fr
8
Faouzi Ghoulam
dz
92
Sada Thioub
sn
17
Ibrahim Amadou
fr
40
Theo Borne
fr

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Lorient vs Angers Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Lorient vs Angers prediction

Is this fixture being shown live on TV?

Lorient vs Angers is not being shown live on TV in the UK.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 BST.

Who is Lorient’s manager?

Regis Le Bris has been in charge of Lorient since his appointment last summer.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.