PSG is on its way to another Ligue 1 title. I said another because they won seven out of the last nine. PSG currently owns a 13-point advantage over second place. Winning the domestic title as soon as possible would let them focus on the UEFA Champions League.
On the other hand, Lorient has been struggling. They must pull off the upset or they’ll spend Christmas in the relegation zone. The home side is offering a +675 price in the sportsbook.
Lorient Losing Streak
Lorient is the only Ligue 1 team that hasn’t won a single point in its last five games. Even so, they sit in 19th place, three points above Saint-Etienne. Also, a victory over PSG could boost them up to 15th place.
Most recently, they lost 4-1 to Metz. They also lost 1-0 to Rennes in the French Cup. A positive person would say that now Lorient can fully focus on getting out of the relegation zone. You know what, I support that.
Armand Lauriente is Lorient’s best player at only 23 years old. His quickness and effectiveness in front of goal has drawn the attention of several powerhouses. He has scored four goals. Yes, that’s not much, but Lorient isn’t a very productive team.
Their home record isn’t the best, but it’s way better than their road record. The are 3-2-3 at Stade Yves Allainmat and winless (0-4-6) on the road. This is one of those cases in which playing at home truly increases the betting online value. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a little.
Lorient’s predicted lineup: Paul Nardi; Igor Carioca, Houbouland Mendes, Julien Laporte, Moritz Jenz, Vincent Le Goff, Stephane Diarra, Enzo Le Fee, Laurent Abergel, Dango Ouattara; Terem Moffi.
PSG Hot Streak
PSG has lost only one game. Since then, they own a 6-3-0 record. During that span, they beat AS Monaco and Lille and drew with Nice. Those are supposed to be three of their toughest opponents.
No other team has scored more goals than the Parisians. They average 2.1 goals per game. Defensively, they’ve allowed 16 goals, the second-best record in the league. That has been without Sergio Ramos, who has been injured most of the time since he arrived.
Kylian Mbappe is the team’s top scorer with nine goals. The thing with PSG is that if Mbappe is having a bad day, Lionel Messi can come to the rescue. If Messi’s having a bad day, Angel Di Maria can come to the rescue. If Di Maria … well, you get the point.
PSG’s roster is so talented that it hasn’t missed Neymar. The Brazilian won’t be back until next year, but they’ve kept winning. That’s why they’re offering a -265 price on the road, because they’ve talent to spare. Not just any team can offer such a price in the soccer lines without one of its superstars.
The reigning French Cup champions are 6-2-1 when playing on the road. It’s not a secret that their main goal is to win the UCL, but again, they have talent to spare. They should win any competition in which they participate.
PSG’s predicted lineup: Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Georginio Wijnaldum; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi.
Lorient vs PSG Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 34
- Lorient Victories: 9 (34 goals)
- PSG Victories: 20 (59 goals)
- Draws: 5
Last season, Lorient was one of the teams that defeated PSG. They did it in their second Ligue 1 meeting. The game was at Stade Yves Allainmat and finished 3-2. The home side came from behind and won thanks to a last-minute goal from Terem Moffi.
Don’t feel bad for PSG. The Parisians won the other nine of their last 10 meetings. During that span, they scored 26 goals and allowed only eight.
Lorient vs PSG Game Information
- Date: Wednesday
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir
- Lorient vs PSG Live Stream: fuboTV
Lorient vs PSG Betting Lines
|Lorient||+1½ -125||+675||3 -115o||½ -160o/+130u|
|PSG||-1½ -105||-265||3 -115u||2½ +135o/-165u|
Lorient vs PSG Prediction
Let’s be honest, Lorient’s chances aren’t good. They can put up a fight, but at the end of the day, PSG’s arsenal is just too much. As I mentioned before, PSG wants to win the Ligue 1 title ASAP, and winning these games is the fastest way to do it.
Expect goals, including one from Lorient. That’s why our football prediction is the total going over three goals at -115.
Score Prediction: PSG 3, Lorient 1