Lorient vs Nice prediction, odds & betting tips 20/08/2023

Lorient
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Lorient - Nice

France Ligue 1 - Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir

2nd Round

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

Lorient and Nice meet on Sunday, August 20th in what will be the home team’s first home game of the new campaign. Both sides recorded draws in their curtain openers and they will be seeking more now. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Lorient vs Nice free betting tips. For other Ligue 1 betting tips check out our dedicated page. 

Lorient vs Nice Predictions and Betting Tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Lorient vs Nice, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Under 9.5 Corners

  • In 5 of the last 7 H2Hs, there had been fewer than 10 corner kicks. 
  • Also, all of Lorient’s last 4 home games stayed under 9.5 corners. 
  • The same happened in 3 of Nice’s last 4 matches. 

BTTS

  • Both teams have found the back of the net in 8 of the last 10 H2Hs. 
  • Also, all of Lorient’s last 3 home league games had BTTS outcomes. 
  • So did, all of Nice’s last 3 matches. 

Top Betting Odds and Key Stats for Lorient vs Nice

Check the best Lorient vs Nice odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

19/03/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

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 - Lorient

24/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Lorient

Lorient

1

0

L

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

Last Five - Nice

25/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

Nice

Nice

0

0

D

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

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Lorient odds: 41/17 (3.41) – 29.3% Probability

Draw odds: 28/11 (3.55) – 28.2% Probability

Nice odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4% Probability

*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 favour Nice as the expected winners of this match. With a 44.40% win probability the visitors are considered to be the favourites. In other markets Over 2.5 Goals has an enticing 8/11 (1.73) odd, or probability of 57.90%, while Under 2.5 Goals comes at 6/4 (2.50), or 40.00%

Lorient – Nice Preview: Latest Form, News, and Potential Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Lorient vs Nice lineups.

Lorient

Lorient sat very deep on their visit to champions PSG last weekend but this was enough to see them secure a prestigious 0-0 draw. The mindset for that match was negative but a much more open display can be expected now. 

Lorient have selection issues already. Key defenders Silva and Mendy are long-term absentees. So are the new striker Tosin and inner midfielders Boisgard and Kari. On top of all that, Ibrahima Kone is not expected to lead the attack as he’s on the verge of leaving the club. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Mvogo (GK), Kalulu, Meite, Laporte, Talbi, Le Goff, Faivre, Abergel, Makengo, Le Bris & Dieng 

Nice

Nice made an unconvincing start to the new season when recording a 1-1 home draw vs Lille. Nice were outplayed for large periods of this match and scored against the run of play to take the lead. Then in stoppage time failed to defend a set piece and missed out on what would have been a lucky win. 

There are no major injury issues but the team’s main goalie Kasper Schmeichel is trying to force a transfer away and he’s not expected to be selected. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Bulka (GK), Atal, Dante, Todibo, Bard, Turham, Ndayishimiye, Sanson, Laborde, Moffi & Boga

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

Lorient

Lorient
3-4-3
18
Bamo Meite
fr
15
Julien Laporte
fr
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
24
Gedeon Kalulu
fr
19
Laurent Abergel
fr
17
Jean-Victor Makengo
fr
25
Vincent Le Goff
fr
10
Romain Faivre
fr
11
Bamba Dieng
sn
21
Julien Ponceau
fr
Substitutes
37
Theo Le Bris
fr
13
Formose Mendy
sn
1
Vito Mannone
it
12
Darline Yongwa
cm
29
Sirine Ckene Doucoure
fr
26
Pablo Pagis
fr
8
Bonke Innocent
ng

Nice

Nice
4-3-3
1
Marcin Bulka
pl
20
Youcef Atal
dz
4
Dante
br
26
Melvin Bard
fr
11
Morgan Sanson
fr
8
Pablo Rosario
nl
19
Kephren Thuram-Ulien
fr
24
Gaetan Laborde
fr
29
Evann Guessand
fr
10
Sofiane Diop
fr
Substitutes
23
Jordan Lotomba
ch
9
Terem Moffi
ng

Player to Watch: Terem Moffi

Terem Moffi left Lorient only last January. Despite staying with them only for the first part of the season Moffi still was their official top goalscorer at the end of the campaign. Injuries stopped the Nigerian to have the same impact for Nice since joining them. 

However, Moffi is now fully fit again and he looked sharp in round 1. Back to his old hunting grounds, we expect Moffi to shine and possibly open his goal account for the season in a stadium he knows so well.


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