Ligue 1 Action at the Stade Yves Allainmat – FC Lorient face Paris Saint-Germain

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PSG looking to secure valuable away points and retain top spot, as they visit Lorient on Wednesday – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

PSG go to the Stade Yves Allainmat with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in first as they take on nineteenth placed Lorient.

Home Fans Nervous About Relegation, as FC Lorient Host Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday

A loss to FC Metz away, and then Nantes at home is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Ligue 1. Lorient will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Also, Christophe Pelissier may ponder the reasons why his Lorient team are struggling at the bottom of the table this season. But seven defeats out of the last seven meetings, should be all the analysis that he really needs. They currently stand nineteenth in the League, with 15 points for a total of 3 wins, 9 losses and 6 draws having won three matches, drawn six games, and lost nine matches.

Lorient have won three games, drawn two meetings, and lost three fixtures of their eight League matches at home this season.

FC Lorient will see 18 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Injury and illness have depleted Christophe Pelissier’s Lorient and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Wednesday’s match.

To retain first position in the Ligue 1 is Paris Saint-Germain’s target this week

PSG will be buoyant, following a 2-0 home win against AS Mónaco in their last fixture.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured 14 victories in their last 18 matches is astonishing this season, worthy of Champion’s League qualification. They are the team to beat, with 45 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 14W – 1L and 3D) having won 14 matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.

PSG have won six fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost one game of their nine League matches away from home this season.

The ultimate prize this season will be for Paris Saint-Germain to finish top of the Ligue 1 and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

Good atacking and defensive team

So far, PSG’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 16 goals. PSG will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (38). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Kylian Mbappe (10), Achraf Hakimi (3), and Marquinhos (3).

PSG are missing eight players through injury or illness. This will affect Mauricio Pochettino’s selection choices significantly.

FC Lorient v Paris Saint-Germain – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 32 matches, PSG have won 19 victories and Lorient eight wins. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Merlucciidaes delivered a 3-2 home win- it’s a 57.47% likelihood that both sides will score again on Wednesday.

There is a 71.94 percent probability of a PSG win.

Performance Report

For Lorient, Armand Lauriente, one of their best scorers, has netted
four goals in 18 League games this season, while Kylian Mbappe contributed with
10 goals in 18 League matches this campaign for PSG.

Other standout players for Lorient are Armand Lauriente and Moritz Jenz with four goals both and for PSG are Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi with 10 goals each.

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