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Saint-Étienne vs. Lorient 4/8/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Saint-Étienne takes on Lorient on 4/8/2022 at 02:00 PM.

Saint-Étienne meets Lorient in a Ligue 1 match. Saint-Étienne with a record of 6-9-15 this season comes into this game with a 3-3-8 record on the road. Lorient is 6-10-14 this season and is 4-5-5 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Saint-Étienne and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Lorient after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Saint-Étienne.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Lorient and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Lorient than game on their home pitch?

The Saint-Étienne Roster

The Players to Watch for the Saint-Étienne

Mahdi Camara MF,DF



As a scorer, Mahdi Camara had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Mahdi Camara has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mahdi Camara has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mahdi Camara has 0 Red Cards this season.

Timothée Kolodziejczak DF



Timothée Kolodziejczak has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Timothée Kolodziejczak has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Timothée Kolodziejczak has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Timothée Kolodziejczak has 0 Red Cards this season.

Wahbi Khazri FW,MF



As a scorer, Wahbi Khazri had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Wahbi Khazri had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Wahbi Khazri has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Wahbi Khazri has 3 Red Cards this season.

Mickael Nade DF



Mickael Nade has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Mickael Nade had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mickael Nade has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mickael Nade has 0 Red Cards this season.

Ryad Boudebouz MF,FW



As a scorer, Ryad Boudebouz had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Ryad Boudebouz has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ryad Boudebouz has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Ryad Boudebouz has 1 Red Cards this season.

The Lorient Roster

The Players to Watch for the Lorient

Houboulang Mendes DF



As a scorer, Houboulang Mendes had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Lorient teammates, Houboulang Mendes had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Houboulang Mendes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Houboulang Mendes has 0 Red Cards this season.

Julien Laporte DF



As a scorer, Julien Laporte had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Julien Laporte has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julien Laporte has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julien Laporte has 0 Red Cards this season.

Terem Moffi FW



As a scorer, Terem Moffi had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Terem Moffi has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Terem Moffi has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Terem Moffi has 1 Red Cards this season.

Laurent Abergel MF



Laurent Abergel has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Laurent Abergel has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Laurent Abergel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Laurent Abergel has 0 Red Cards this season.

Vincent Le Goff DF



Vincent Le Goff has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Vincent Le Goff has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Vincent Le Goff has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Vincent Le Goff has 0 Red Cards this season.

Saint-Étienne Team Stats

The Saint-Étienne Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Saint-Étienne was able to score 0.87 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Saint-Étienne was able to score 0.57 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Saint-Étienne was able to score on 0.23 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Saint-Étienne attempted 3.8 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Saint-Étienne attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 32.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.







Saint-Étienne Defensive Stats and Metrics

Saint-Étienne gave up 1.53 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.47 shots were saved by Saint-Étienne goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Saint-Étienne goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 66.4% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 13.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Saint-Étienne. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.







Saint-Étienne Utility Stats

Saint-Étienne tried 11.6 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Saint-Étienne is in the top 84 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne had 16.43 interceptions. Saint-Étienne is in the top 6 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne commits 12.7 fouls. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 45 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne drew 12.37 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 47 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.33 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 19 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Lorient Team Stats

The Lorient Offensive Stats and Metrics

Lorient scored 0.73 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Lorient scored those goals off assists 51.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.37 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Lorient converted on 0.20 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Lorient attempted 3.67 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Lorient is able to get 32.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Lorient Defensive Stats and Metrics

Lorient gave up 1.4 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Lorient plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.87 shots were saved by Lorient goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 62.1% of shots on target were saved by Lorient goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 30.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Lorient. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Lorient Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Lorient had 10.07 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Lorient in the top 95 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Lorient has successfully intercepted 17.57 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Lorient in the top 3 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Lorient has committed 13.2 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Lorient in the top 56 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lorient drew 11.63 fouls. This puts Lorient in the top 62 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Lorient had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.3 times per 90 minutes of action. Lorient is in the top 16 percentile in offside calls against them.

Saint-Étienne vs. Lorient Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Saint-Étienne 1 Lorient 1

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