Lorient vs Bastia Preview
Lorient takes on Bastia in front of their fans on Sunday 16 August and we expect real fight for points. Both teams play very aggressive and strong football and we expect real clash in Ligue 1. Lorient are favorite on the paper, but Bastia can be very dangerous opponent. What can we expect from this game?
Lorient play very strong football in defense line and they usually play under 2.5 goals scored. Four of their last five matches was finished 0:0. Also they played under 1.5 goals scored in seven of last eight matches. In last season they also play very well in defending and they really have problems with scoring. They failed to score in their last 4 home matches in Ligue 1 and in three of these four games played under 2.5 goals scored. On the other side Bastia are very dangerous opponent and their main objective for this game will be playing strong and aggressive football in defense. Bastia won last two games and scored exactly three goals in these matches. But Lorient have much better record in previous home matches against Bastia. Lorient are undefeated in their last 6 home matches against SC Bastia in all competitions. Last three previous meetings between these two sides was finished under 2.5 goals scored. Enjoy in one very tough football match Lorient vs Bastia and try to earn some money with our football prediction and betting tips.
Lorient have many missing players for their home match against Bastia. Rémi Mulumba, Yann Jouffre and Valentin Lavigne are injured and they will not play on this game for sure. Rafidine Abdullah is suspended and he also can not help his team on this very hard match. Benjamin Lecomte and Lamine Koné are doubtful because they are no fully fit. All other players are ready for this game and all of them are fully fit.
On the other side Bastia also have few missing players for this match. Julian Palmieri, Gilles Cioni and Sadio Diallo are injured and they will not play against Lorient. Brandao is suspended and he is another one player who cannot play. Sébastien Squillaci is not fully fit but he probably will start this game. All other players are fully fit and ready for this very hard away match against Lorient.
Possible starting lineups
Lorient: Lecomte; Goff, Lautoa, Bellugou, Gassama; Guerreiro, Mosteffa, Mesloub, Philippoteaux; Moukandjo, Warris
Bastia: Leca; Jebbour, Squillaci, Modesto, Marange; Fofana, Cahuzac; Kamano, Danic, Ayite; Maboulou
Lorient vs Bastia Prediction
We expect very tough clash on Sunday between Lorient and Bastia. Both teams play very strong and aggressive football in defense line and they usually played under 2.5 goals scored. Both of them have many missing players and they must play very cautious, they need fully rested players for next matches. However our prediction and betting tips for match Lorient vs Bastia Prediction: Under 2.5 goals scored. We expect to see draw after first half time, and first half time without goals. Also in second half time expect scoring for Bastia, and if Lorient succeed to score it will be match without a winner. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.