Clermont vs Lorient – Prediction, and Match Preview
Clermont vs Lorient – Clermont Foot will be hoping for a better outcome after losing to Brest by a score of 2-1 in Ligue 1 in their previous match.
Clermont Foot had 59% of the possession in that game and only one of their eight shots on goal were on target. Neto Borges was the lone scorer for Clermont Foot (43′).
Only one of Brest’s ten shots on goal were on target. Brest scored goals from Franck Honorat (45′) and Steve Mounié (48′).
The last few years have not seen many clean sheets for Clermont Foot. The truth is that Clermont Foot’s defense has been breached in five of their last six games, resulting in the conceding of six goals.
We’ll simply have to wait and see if that trend continues in this game. FC Lorient will be looking to improve after a defeat in their most recent Ligue 1 matchup against RC Lens.
FC Lorient had 47% of the game’s possession and five shots, of which only one were on goal. Romain Faivre of FC Lorient scored after six seconds.
Three of Lens’ 15 total attempts on goal were on target. For RC Lens, goals were scored by Florian Sotoca (20′), Adrien Thomasson (25′), and Seko Fofana (87′).
After scoring eight goals in their previous six games, FC Lorient has been frequently breaching opposition defenses in their most recent games.
This doesn’t hide the reality that FC Lorient has had some defensive issues, as goals have been scored against them in six of those same games.
Clermont vs Lorient – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous head-to-head matchups going back to 22/02/2019, Clermont Foot has won one and FC Lorient has won four, with only one match being drawn.
Over the course of those games, they combined to score 11 goals, with three coming from Clermont and eight coming from Les Merlus. 1.83 goals have been scored on average each game.
The previous league encounter between these teams took place on Ligue 1 encounter Day 4 on August 28, 2022, with FC Lorient defeating Clermont Foot 2-1.
On that occasion, FC Lorient held 40% of the possession and two out of nine shot attempts were successful. Terem Moffi (24′, 41′) was the only player from that team to register a goal.
Only one of Clermont Foot’s nine goal attempts were successful. (62′) Muhammed Cham scored. Willy Delajod served as the official.
Although it probably won’t be quite enough to prevent a loss, we believe FC Lorient has enough against this Clermont Foot team to score a goal.
What are the top odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, victory for Clermont Foot is best priced at 2.18, going for the game finishing all-square is 3.48 and selecting the winner to be FC Lorient is 3.4. Those are the most competitive market prices being offered at present.
Clermont vs Lorient – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw