Preview: Lorient vs. Paris Saint-Germain 

Preview: Lorient vs. Paris Saint-Germain 

Seeking to cap off 2021 in grand style, Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain visit Stade du Moustoir to face off against Lorient on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the home side head into the game off the back of eight consecutive defeats across all competitions and will be looking to end this barren run of results.

PSG saw off the threat of lower league side Feignies-Aulnoye in a convincing 3-0 victory on Sunday to move into the next round of Coupe de France.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men took a commanding two-goal lead inside the opening half hour thanks to penalties from Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi before Mbappe put the result beyond doubt with his second of the game six minutes into the second half.

Les Parisiens now return to league action, where they are unbeaten since October and currently possess a 13-point lead at the top of the standings.

Their next task sees them go up against an opposing side who have won just one of the previous 13 meetings between the teams since 2013, losing each of the remaining 12.

However, that solitary victory came in the most recent encounter back in January when Wednesday’s visitors fell to a 3-2 loss thanks to a late strike from Terem Moffi.

Lorient were dumped out of the French Cup courtesy of a 1-0 defeat to Rennes at the Roazhon Park on Saturday.

Defender Warmed Omari opened his account for the season in the 21st minute and that was enough to put Christophe Pelissier’s men to the sword.

This comes off the back of seven straight league defeats for Les Merlus, who are 19th in the Ligue 1 table at the moment, albeit just one point away from safety.
A major Achilles’ heel for Wednesday’s hosts so far has been their toothlessness in attack as they have only managed to find the back of the net a league-low 14 times.

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We say: Lorient 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain
PSG have a number of key players missing but should still have too much quality for a struggling Lorient side. We fancy the away team to secure all three points with relative ease at the end of the 90 minutes

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