PSG vs Lorient
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Kick off at 19:50 UK Time
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris.
Lose this and PSG coach Unai Emery will be almost certainly sacked after just a few months in charge. Whilst this may be harsh considering PSG are still in the mix for the Ligue 1 title and are 7 points behind Nice, they have been struggling. We must remember that they were 11 points clear in Ligue 1 this time last year. The club has no wins in 3 games and two of those were losses to Montpellier and Guingamp. It’s clear that Emery has taken PSG one step forward and two steps back.
However let’s not count our chickens just yet because PSG has the absolutely perfect opportunity to have a feel good factor going into Christmas and the New Year and that is facing Lorient who are in last place in Ligue 1.
The Parisian giants have a good home record too from 27 points they have won 21 and are still unbeaten in Paris. But then there is Lorient who away from home has won 2 points from a possible 27. Therein lays the difference.
PSG vs Lorient: Head to Head Stats
Lorient last won at Paris in 2011, since then PSG are unbeaten in 4 games with wins in the last three. PSG has scored at least 3 goals in each of the three matches they won versus Lorient.
PSG are coming on the back of 8 straight wins against Lorient in all venues and competitions, scoring a total of 19 goals during the process.
PSG vs Lorient: Prediction
The only way PSG will not win this game is if Emery has lost the dressing room and whilst he has had run-ins with new signing Hatem Ben Arfa the players do seem happy to have him around at least for now. Edinson Cavani is one where the striker has really shone this season under Emery. A PSG win is offered at low odds in the region of 1/5 by most bookies. So we look into other markets with the best chance to win for this fixture.
PSG vs Lorient: Betting Tips
Half Time result: PSG to win at 6/11 (1.53)
Both teams to score at 12/11 (2.05)
PSG to score at least 3 goals at 8/11 (1.72).