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Lorient vs Strasbourg Prediction and Betting Preview 23 Aug 2020

Here's our Lorient vs Strasbourg Prediction analysis: Lorient vs Strasbourg PredictionLorient mark their return to top-flight football with a visit from Strasbourg to Stade du Moustoir, in one of the fixtures billed to go down in the opening weekend of the French Ligue 1. 
Match status: 2020/21 Ligue 1 - Matchweek 1
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient)
Following their relegation from the first division in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 season, the aim at Lorient had been to secure their return to top-flight status, and after a series of near misses, Les Merlus are finally back in Ligue 1! 

Lorient’s return to the first division was made easier by the sudden termination of the Ligue 2 season, although they were occupying the first position at the time, and perfectly poised to make a return anyways. It’ll be interesting to see how Christophe Pelissier’s side pick themselves, and adjust to life back in the first division. 

Strasbourg will be looking to build on their mid-table finish in the just concluded Ligue 1 season, and hopefully, make a push for the European spots this time around. 

Having gained promotion to the top flight in the 2016/2017, and escaped relegation for the past three seasons, The Racers are becoming one of the established sides in Ligue 1, and they’ll surely be encouraged to push for more this season. 

Lorient vs Strasbourg Team News 

Lorient would have been grateful that the Ligue 2 season was ended particularly early, as their dreadful run of 1 win in 5 games placed them in serious danger of dropping out of the qualification spots. 

Before the premature conclusion of the Ligue 2, Les Merlus were placed first on the standings, one point above second placed Lens, and just three points above Troyes, who happened to be in red-hot form at the moment – talk about tough luck. 

Lorient went through the entire preseason unbeaten, with draws against future Ligue 1 opponents: Brest, Rennes, and Angers, perhaps serving as an indicator of things to come. 

Also, the French club have wasted no time delving into the transfer market, splashing 9 million euros on Austrian forward, Adrian Grbic, and it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the table.

Strasbourg’s performances on the field last season was reflected by their final position on the league standings, with an 11th place finish ensuring they’ll ply their trade in the first division for one more season. 

However, if Strasbourg are to achieve anything worthwhile this season, their performances on the road is one aspect they have to improve on. The Racers’ poor form playing away from home saw them win just 4 times, and lose 8 of the 14 fixtures played on the road last season. 

Both sides have not played a competitive fixture against each other for over 12 years, and it will be interesting to see how they have both come since then. 

Injured or Suspended Players

Lorient: No injuries or suspensions.

Strasbourg: Idriss Saadi.

Pre-Match Odds

Lorient: 2.675
Draw: 3.28
Strasbourg: 2.96

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Who will win the match?

Lorient vs Strasbourg Predictions

Both sides, know the importance of picking up points in fixtures like this, and will be particularly cautious, hence expect a close encounter with few goals. Lorient will have to start strong if they are to remain in the top flight next season, hence you can expect them to be particularly motivated to go for all three points in this one. Strasbourg, though, as they have shown last season, are a resilient side that can be hard to see, therefore we see this fixture ending in a draw.
Our Betting Tip:
X2 @ 1.54
Correct Score:
Lorient 1-1 Strasbourg @ 6.00
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Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.99
Match Winner:
Draw @ 3.28
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.54
Under 2.5 @ 1.68
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