Nice vs Lorient Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 19/03/2023

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

Nice vs Lorient Best Predictions and Top Odds

With both teams in a similar situation considering their points total and the position they are finding themselves in, this will be a particularly interesting match.

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Draw

These two clubs have made one of the biggest moves in the January transfer window when Lorient's best scorer Terem Moffi joined Nice on loan with an option for a permanent transfer in the summer which will be most certainly completed. Moffi, however, won't be able to play in this match because of suspension. Nice is one of only four teams that have played a double-digit number of draws with ten. Lorient is not far away with seven. Both teams have accumulated 43 points so this Nice vs Lorient prediction picks a draw as the outcome. The last time they played, Nice won 2-1, and out of the last five h2h matches two of them ended in a draw. Also, in three games out of their last five, Nice ended up splitting the points.

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Both Teams to Score – No

Four of the last five times these teams met in Ligue 1, matches ended with both teams scoring at least a goal. However, Lorient hasn't covered BTTS in the last five matches they were a part of, while Nice only had one game with both teams scoring. Lorient's efficiency dropped significantly after Moffi's departure, but also when Dango Ouattara left a couple of months ago, and he still leads Lorient in the assist department. Lorient took a significant risk by selling two of their most effective players, and have to face to consequences of those decisions. Nice vs Lorient duel could provide crucial for both sides regarding their potential points output.

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Statistics with Latest Market Odds for Nice vs Lorient prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

19/03/23

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Nice

Nice

Lorient

Lorient

1

1

30/10/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Nice

Nice

1

2

17/04/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Lorient

Lorient

2

1

22/09/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Nice

Nice

1

0

14/03/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Nice

Nice

1

1

Last Five - Nice

16/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lyon

Lyon

Nice

Nice

1

0

L

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Nice

Nice

3

2

L

07/02/24

France Cup France

Montpellier

Montpellier

Nice

Nice

1

4

W

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Nice

Nice

0

0

D

27/01/24

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Metz

Metz

Nice

Nice

0

1

W

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

Here is the way the bookmakers have set the odds:

Nice odds: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

Lorient odds: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%

Nice vs Lorient odds are firmly in favor of the home team, and with their form on a high at the moment, we can see a justification in those circumstances. For all the latest predictions and suggestions, check out our dedicated football betting tips page. Here are some options you might want to consider: Draw at Halftime is valued at 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%. Another interesting option is Under 8.5 Corners which is priced at 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%.

Team News, Preview, and Nice vs Lorient Lineups

Nice

Nice had done well in the January transfer window to reinforce their attacking options, however, they will have to do without Terem Moffi for this encounter. Gaetan Laborde will take the reigns at the forward position as the best scorer this season for the home team. Nice is also playing in Europa League, so there are a lot of games for the team shortly. Besides Moffi, the home side will be without injured Sofiane Diop, Youcef Atal, and Antoine Mendy.

Potential lineup: Schmeichel, Ndayishimiye, Todibo, Dante, Beka Beka, Boudaoui, Thuram, Bard, Bouanani, Barkley, Laborde.

Lorient

As one would expect, Lorient struggled to post the departure of two of their best players at the start of the calendar year, but the point cushion they created earlier in the season gave them enough freedom to feel comfortable going forward. However, their ambitions regarding this season haven't been the same without proper replacement for the players that left. Bonke Innocent, Gedeon Kalulu, Julien Laporte, and Yvon Mvogo are out through injury.

Potential lineup: Mannone, Le Goff, Talbi, Meite, Silva, Abergel, Le Bris, Makengo, Le Fee, Faivre, Dieng.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Nice

Nice
4-3-3
1
Kasper Schmeichel
dk
21
Alexis Beka Beka
fr
25
Jean-Clair Todibo
fr
4
Dante
br
26
Melvin Bard
fr
28
Hicham Boudaoui
dz
8
Pablo Rosario
nl
19
Kephren Thuram-Ulien
fr
16
Aaron Ramsey
gb
24
Gaetan Laborde
fr
29
Nicolas Pepe
ci
Substitutes
42
Mattia Viti
it
14
Billal Brahimi
fr
35
Badredine Bouanani
fr
34
Yannis Nahounou
fr
38
Ayoub Amraoui
ma
37
Reda Belahyane
fr
90
Marcin Bulka
pl
15
Joe Bryan
gb
11
Ross Barkley
gb

Lorient

Lorient
4-1-4-1
1
Vito Mannone
it
2
Igor Silva
br
18
Bamo Meite
fr
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
25
Vincent Le Goff
fr
19
Laurent Abergel
fr
14
Romain Faivre
fr
80
Enzo Le Fee
fr
17
Jean-Victor Makengo
fr
37
Theo Le Bris
fr
11
Bamba Dieng
sn
Substitutes
29
Sirine Ckene Doucoure
fr
22
Yoann Cathline
fr
21
Julien Ponceau
fr
23
Julian Pollersbeck
de
12
Darline Yongwa
cm
34
Maxime Wackers
fr
7
Stephane Diarra
ci
9
Ibrahima Kone
ml
10
Adil Aouchiche
fr

Player to Watch: Gaetan Laborde

The 28-year-old center-forward has been carrying Nice's forward line for most of the season, he has scored seven goals and still leads the team in scoring. He also got a single assist to his name. Laborde arrived from Rennes in the last hours of last summer's transfer window.

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FAQs about Nice vs Lorient prediction

  • What is the match timetable? – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CET
  • Who leads the scoring for Nice? – Gaetan Laborde scored 7 goals
  • Where can you watch the match? – British viewers can tune into BT Sport to watch the game

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