Lorient vs Bastia by Kamlesh
Conversely, Bastia are also suffering from a dip in form and they have lost their last 2 matches but these were against strong opponents (Monaco, St Etienne). Their performance lacks consistency and again, they are not helped by injuries to important players in their squad. Main Goalkeeper Landreau (22/0), defender Palmieri (22/0), defender Cioni (9/0), midfielder Ba (12/3), midfielder Cahuzac (21/0), midfielder Raspentino (11/2) and midfielder Krasic (17/2) are injured while midfielder Yatabare (6/0) is suspended.
I wanted to go for a home win due to the fact that Bastia are missing more important players and they play badly on their travels but the poor form of Lorient does not inspire me to back them. For this reason, I prefer to look for value on the goal market.
With both teams missing key players in defensive positions (including their main goalkeeper), I expect the match to have lots of goals given the fact that they both have a terrible defence. 3 of the last 5 home matches of Lorient ended over 2.5 goals while the 6 last away matches of Bastia ended over 2.5 goals. The last 3 encounters between these teams also ended over 2.5 goals.
|Over 2.5 Goals||Sbobet||2.05||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.