Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Betting Tip Away Win & BTTS – 30 August 2020

Lorient to return to Brittany with all three points

Vincent Le Goff / Lorient ©imago images / PanoramiC 23.08.2020

Saint-Etienne vs Lorient
30th August 1400hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
Pick Away Win & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 4/1 odds taken 2030 GMT, Friday 28 August

Claude Puel’s Saint-Etienne and Christopher Pelissier’s Lorient clash at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Ligue 1 action on Sunday afternoon. This is Les Verts’ first fixture of the new 2020-21 season, while newly promoted Lorient started their campaign with an impressive home win over Strasbourg. Who will come out on top in Saint-Etienne on Sunday? With our in-depth preview, we take a look at the best betting odds and tips.

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Saint-Etienne Preview – Can the Saints make home advantage count?

Having finished in a lowly 17th place last season, Saint-Etinne will be hoping for a much better campaign this time around. Former Leicester City boss Claude Puel took over in October last year but, despite a promising start, failed to make a positive impact.

This is a big season for Les Verts, who are the record Ligue 1 champions. However, they have not won the championship since the 1980-81 season. Last term, Saint-Etienne fell to an embarrassing 14 defeats, with only Toulouse and Nimes losing more.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2040 GMT, Friday 28 August)

Saint-Etienne would love to get into Europe, but maybe a season of consolidation lies ahead. Puel is an experienced manager, though, and the Saints will be hoping to get off to a winning start on their own patch at the weekend.

Lorient Preview – Six points from a possible six for Pelissier’s troops?

Christopher Pelissier’s Lorient were the top dogs in Ligue 2 last season, picking up 17 wins from 28 league matches to finish champions of the second division. The season was cut short, of course, but Lorient’s 54 points proved to be enough.

Les Merlus were excellent on the road last term, racking up 26 away points. Only Ajaccio picked up more. Overall, Lorient won eight of 14 away fixtures, while they also had the second best home record in the division.

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Lorient started life back in the top tier with a convincing home win over Strasbourg last weekend. Pelissier’s men were superb on home turf, coming from behind to secure an impressive 3-1 victory. Lorient were behind at the break, but second-half efforts from Yoane Wissa, Adrian Grbic and Pierre-Yves Hamel turned the game on its head in stunning style.

Can the club from Brittany make it six points from a possible six with victory at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday?


Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Betting Advice

Saint-Etienne still have a lot of things to build on after last season’s poor campaign. As for Lorient, they will just enjoy their time in the top flight and see where it takes them.


Key Facts – Saint-Etienne vs Lorient Betting Tip

  • Saint-Etienne have won six of the last seven league and cup meetings
  • Lorient returned to Ligue 1 with a 3-1 home win last time out
  • Lorient have not scored at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for almost seven years


Sunday’s fixture will be the first meeting between the pair since February 2017. In the last game, Saint-Etienne picked up a 4-0 home win. However, Lorient won the reverse match 2-1 a few months earlier.

After getting off to a flying start last weekend, I can see Lorient taking maximum points in Saint-Etienne on Sunday. Have a punt on the away win and both teams to score at the top price of 4/1.


The best betting odds for Saint-Etienne vs Lorient

Saint-Etienne to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Lorient to win: 12/5 at Bet365