Ligue 1 – Season Continues – FC Lorient v Paris Saint-Germain on Match-day 14

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Lorient to host top of the table PSG, on Sunday at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Kick-off 1:00pm GMT.

With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, first placed PSG remain in contention as they travel to third placed Lorient.

FC Lorient go into this meeting with 27 points secured

The warning signs are there for Regis Le Bris going into this game, following a loss to Nice in their last game and a draw against Troyes before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Lorient keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 13 fixtures is astonishing this season. With a third position in the league and 8 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 27 points in the League having won eight matches, drawn three meetings, and lost two meetings.

Playing at home, Lorient have won four matches, drawn one game, and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take FC Lorient’s points to 30 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 24 goals (22 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Terem Moffi (8), Dango Ouattara (5), and Ibrahima Kone (2). Lorient have conceded 18 goals.

It is likely that one key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Regis Le Bris and his Lorient team.

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

PSG will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 4-3 victory over Troyes in their last match.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 13 games is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to rise up the top of the table. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 35 points so far this season. This means a record of 11 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having won 11 fixtures and drawn two games.

Playing away from home, PSG have won six meetings and drawn one game.

Paris Saint-Germain will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 38 points and keep their momentum going forward.

A solid defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. PSG have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with eight goals in their previous games. PSG have one of the best goal scoring records in the League. So far, they have scored 36 goals (33 from open play and three penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Kylian Mbappe (11), Neymar (10), and Lionel Messi (7).

Christophe Galtier will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of one of his PSG players.

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

Regarding their historical duels the balance of wins from previous 34 games between these two is in favour of PSG, with 20 victories and six draws. In addition, Lorient remain unbeaten in their last two matches at the Stade Yves Allainmat against PSG. The last time both teams met in this competition was April 2022, when The Merlucciidaes walked away as 5-1 winners.

Performance Report

For Lorient, Terem Moffi contributed witheight goals in 13 League matches this campaign, while Kylian Mbappe scored11 goals in 13 League games this season for PSG.

Other standout players for Lorient are Terem Moffi and Dango Ouattara with eight goals both and for PSG are Neymar and Lionel Messi with 10 goals and seven goals respectively.