Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain will look to round off 2021 on a winning note when they visit Stade du Moustoir to face off against Lorient on Wednesday.
LORIENT RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Lorient are currently on the worst-ever run in their top-flight history after seven consecutive Ligue 1 defeats. After three wins, six draws, and nine defeats, they currently sit in the 19th position – three points off rock-bottom St Etienne. They have only managed to find the back of the net a league-low 14 times. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as ‘Les Merlus’ are still three points better off than they were at this stage last season. Lorient were dumped out of the French Cup courtesy of a 1-0 defeat to Rennes at the Roazhon Park on Saturday. Fabien Lemoine and Jeremy Morel are ruled out with injuries.
PSG RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Paris Saint-Germain returns to league action, where they are unbeaten since October and currently possess a 13-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 standings. They 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. PSG will look to revenge a shock 3-2 defeat in their last meeting with Lorient. Marco Verratti and Kylian Mbappe will miss out due to suspension. Neymar and Julian Draxler are injured.
ACCUMULATOR TIP: PSG OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS
ANYTIME GOALSCORER: LIONEL MESSI