Lorient vs Montpellier prediction, odds & betting tips 01/10/2023

Lorient
01/10/23 - 16:05

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Montpellier

Lorient - Montpellier

France Ligue 1 - Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir

7th Round

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

Lorient vs Montpellier top two betting tips

Lorient head into Sunday's French Ligue 1 game against Montpellier still searching for the solid defensive display that was shown in Paris early in the season. The visitors also can’t feel too well about themselves after going winless in the last 4 rounds. To find out more about this game and other French Ligue 1 predictions check our dedicated Ligue 1 betting tips page.

BTTS

  • Montpellier saw both sides scoring in 4 of their last 5 away games. 
  • Lorient are on a run of 4 games in 5 in which both teams found the back of the net. 
  • Also, there was no clean sheet in 3 of the last 5 H2Hs. 

Over 2.5 Goals

  • All of Lorient’s last 4 matches went over 2.5 goals. 
  • Also, 4 of Montpellier’s 6 league games so far had at least 3 goals in them. 
  • Montpellier saw 8 of their last 9 away games go over 2.5 goals. 

Lorient vs Montpellier: Bookmakers & odds

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

Head to Head

14/05/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Montpellier

Montpellier

Lorient

Lorient

1

1

29/12/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

2

29/12/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

2

20/02/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

1

22/08/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Montpellier

Montpellier

Lorient

Lorient

3

1

Last Five - Lorient

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Lorient

Lorient

1

3

W

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Lorient

Lorient

0

2

W

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Lorient

Lorient

1

2

W

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Le Havre

Le Havre

Lorient

Lorient

3

3

D

14/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

Lorient

Lorient

3

0

L

Last Five - Montpellier

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

3

W

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lyon

Lyon

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

1

L

07/02/24

France Cup France

Nice

Nice

Montpellier

Montpellier

4

1

L

03/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Rennes

Rennes

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

1

L

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

0

D

Lorient odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

Montpellier odds: 11/8 (2.38) – 42.1%

*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%.

As we can see, the bookies see Montpellier to be the expected winners in this match, with a 42.10% win probability. For more of our football betting tips, you should check out the Over 2.5 Goals market with its 52.40% probability. 

Lorient vs Montpellier lineups and latest team news

Lorient

Lorient began their season with an impressive 0-0 away draw vs champions PSG. The defensive display offered in that match was excellent but somehow Lorient failed to build on it. They haven’t been able to keep another clean sheet in the next 5 rounds and conceded 10 goals in the last 3 games. 

Only 1 league win in 6 and only 1 point from their last 3 matches keep the pressure high right now. All that said, Lorient remain undefeated at home this season (W1 D2). 

Lorient continue to have a full treatment room and among the 7 players set to miss are the important midfielders Boisgard and Innocent, plus the main centre forward Dieng. In his absence, Tosun is starting but the ex-Everton striker is yet to impress. 

Predicted Lineup – Mvogo (GK), Talbi, Laporte, Toure, Kalulu, Abergel, Ponceau, Le Goff, Faivre, Tosin & Kroupi

Montpellier

Just like their hosts Montpellier won only once so far, but they have 3 draws in the other 5 games. The last of those came last weekend when Montpellier shared the spoils with Strasbourg in an entertaining 2-2 draw. 

Montpellier remain short on options in midfield and defence. The starting centre-back Sainte-Luce got hurt early in the season and he remains unavailable. Also, Nordin is still absent. Another experienced centre-back Sakho is yet to play this season too. He’s been plagued by COVID for over a month now. 

Predicted Lineup – Lecomte (GK), Sacko, Omeragic, Kouyate, Sylla, Chotard, Ferri, Savanier, Al Tamari, Adams & Khazri

Starting Lineups

Lorient

Lorient
3-4-3
38
Yvon Mvogo
ch
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
15
Julien Laporte
fr
95
Souleymane Toure
fr
24
Gedeon Kalulu
fr
19
Laurent Abergel
fr
21
Julien Ponceau
fr
25
Vincent Le Goff
fr
10
Romain Faivre
fr
22
Eli Kroupi Jr
fr
37
Theo Le Bris
fr
Substitutes
93
Joel Mvuka
no
26
Pablo Pagis
fr
12
Darline Yongwa
cm
29
Sirine Ckene Doucoure
fr
2
Igor Silva
br
4
Loris Mouyokolo
fr
17
Jean-Victor Makengo
fr
5
Benjamin Mendy
fr
1
Alfred Gomis
sn

Montpellier

Montpellier
4-2-3-1
40
Benjamin Lecomte
fr
77
Falaye Sacko
ml
27
Becir Omeragic
ch
4
Kiki
ml
14
Maxime Esteve
fr
13
Joris Chotard
fr
12
Jordan Ferri
fr
9
Mousa Al-Taamari
jo
11
Teji Savanier
fr
10
Wahbi Khazri
tn
8
Akor Adams
ng
Substitutes
29
Enzo Tchato
cm
39
Yanis Ali Issoufou
fr
19
Sacha Delaye
fr
18
Leo Leroy
fr
23
Kelvin Yeboah
it
75
Mamadou Sakho
fr
16
Dimitry Bertaud
fr
6
Christopher Jullien
fr
35
Lucas Mincarelli Davin
fr

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

​Player to Watch: Teji Savanier

Montpellier rely heavily on their captain Teji Savanier in terms of chance creation. Savanier had started the season well and he’s averaging 2.3 big chance involvements per game so far. 

Savanier loves this fixture too. He has scored in all of the last 3 H2Hs. This is where we back Savanier to shine again now.


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