Lorient vs Nantes prediction, odds & betting tips 24/02/2024

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Another goalscoring spectacle between Nantes and Lorient to follow? – Photo by Christophe Saidi/FEP/Icon Sport

Lorient hope to continue their good form as they prepare to host Nantes on Saturday, 24 February, in the upcoming duel in Ligue 1.

Last time round, these two teams gave us a spectacle that ended with eight goals, but will we see something similar again? Find out by checking out our Lorient vs Nantes prediction, but remember to also look at our other Ligue 1 predictions.

Lorient vs Nantes prediction: Lorient determined to keep their winning streak alive

Lorient vs Nantes predictions
Our pick

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5 total goals

⚽ Winner prediction

Lorient

⚽ Correct score prediction

3-1

With three wins in a row in Ligue 1, Lorient are having the best stretch of the season, thanks to which they finally got out of the relegation zone, at least for the moment. Their next opponent Nantes are also a relegation candidate, but they've only managed to win once in their last eight games in the French top flight.

Pre-game odds and win probability: A tightly-contested matchup

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.50%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30%
  • AWAY: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.50%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Despite the fact that Lorient enter this game in much better form, the bookmakers only see them as slight favourites. That might not be a huge surprise since the two teams are currently tied in points in Ligue 1 standings.

Last five H2Hs: Another win for the hosts?

France Ligue 1 23/09/23

Nantes

Nantes

5
Lorient

Lorient

3

Elite Club Friendlies 02/08/23

Lorient

Lorient

3
Nantes

Nantes

1

France Ligue 1 12/02/23

Nantes

Nantes

1
Lorient

Lorient

0

Elite Club Friendlies 21/12/22

Lorient

Lorient

2
Nantes

Nantes

1

France Ligue 1 11/09/22

Lorient

Lorient

3
Nantes

Nantes

2

The last seven H2H duels between Lorient and Nantes have gone to the team that hosted the game, with Nantes notching four wins. Overall, the current H2H record between these teams stands at 15-7-9 in favour of Nantes.

Team news and form guide

Lorient: Looking for the fourth win in a row

Three wins in a row have propelled Lorient outside of the relegation zone, but they remain tied in points with the first team in it, their upcoming opponent Nantes. Still, their recent run of wins certainly increased their odds of avoiding relegation. Benjamin Mendy, Quentin Boisgard, Igor Silva, Bonke Innocent, Panos Katseris, and Imran Louza are out with injuries ahead of this game.

Predicted LineupMvogo – Adjei, Laporte, Toure – Kalulu, Abergel, Bakayoko, Le Bris – Kari, Ponceau, 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

Nantes: Escaping the relegation zone?

With one win in the last eight matches in Ligue 1, Nantes now find themselves in a precarious situation as they sit in the spot that would force them to play the relegation playoff match. Meanwhile, Alban Lafont, Kelvin Amian, and Bastien Meupiyou are on Nantes' injury list at this time.

Predicted LineupDeschamps – Castelletto, Pallois, Zeze – Coco, Chirivella, Augusto, Sissoko, Cozza – Kadewere, Mohamed

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

L

Monaco

Monaco

4

Nantes

Nantes

0

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Lille

Lille

2

Nantes

Nantes

1

France Ligue 1 04/05/24

D

Brest

Brest

0

Nantes

Nantes

0

France Ligue 1 26/04/24

D

Montpellier

Montpellier

1

Nantes

Nantes

1

France Ligue 1 20/04/24

L

Rennes

Rennes

3

Nantes

Nantes

0

Our free expert picks: Lorient to win in a high-scoring match

In addition to our free betting tips for this duel, there are other Lorient vs Nantes betting tips and markets that sound inviting.

One of them is for Lorient to score first at 2/1 (3.00) odds, which implies a 33.30% probability. Another exciting market is over 2.5 total goals at 19/20 (1.95) odds and 51.30% probability.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 total goals

  • Four of the last five H2H duels between Lorient and Nantes have gone over 2.5 total goals.
  • Both teams are averaging more than 2.5 total goals per game in Ligue 1 this season, with Lorient averaging 3.36 total goals per game, more than any other team in the French top flight.

Other tips

Lorient to win

  • The team that hosted the match has won the last seven H2H duels between Lorient and Nantes.
  • Lorient are in good form with three wins in a row in Ligue 1.

Correct score: 3-1

  • 3-1 was the final score last time Lorient beat Nantes.
  • Lorient have scored exactly three goals against Nantes in three of their last five duels.

Player to watch: Mohamed Bamba

Lorient have seemingly hit the jackpot with Mohamed Bamba since the Ivorian forward has hit the ground running spectacularly since arriving from Wolfsberger in January. In his four appearances for the French club, Bamba already scored five goals.

Mohamed Bamba
Dominant in the air – Photo by Dave Winter/FEP/Icon Sport

Another header incoming?

So far, three of the five goals that Bamba scored in Ligue 1 were headers and it might be worth taking a punt on this market as Bamba clearly knows how to use his head to score goals.


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