Paris Saint-Germain visit FC Lorient in Ligue 1 on Wednesday for their final outing of 2021 with a provisional 13-point lead at the Championnat summit. The hosts have suffered of late with Les Merlus dropping into one of the two automatic relegation places after eight defeats in their last nine league matches. Les Parisiens, meanwhile, have won six of their last nine in the French topflight and will want to ensure that bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille cannot close the gap to less than 10 points with their game in hand.
Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Wednesday, Dec. 22 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Stade du Moustoir — Lorient, France
- TV: beIN Sports USA
- Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
- Odds: FCL +700; Draw +400; PSG -275 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
PSG: PSG say that Neymar will be back in training in around a months’ time while Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba & Julian Draxler are also until after the winter break. Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verratti are suspended while Sergio Ramos has trained despite being substituted at half-time of the Coupe de France win last weekend.
FCL: Eight defeats from nine in Ligue 1 with no win since September and a Coupe de France exit as well, do not be surprised if Christophe Pellissier is replaced over the short winter break in the event of anything but an unlikely win.
PSG: This should be a smooth end to the year with continued Coupe de France duty to look forward to in early 2022 with Vannes OC to get Pochettino’s men prepared for their trip to Lyon which is their next Ligue 1 clash after this.
This should be a straightforward victory for Les Parisiens. The potential for them to rack up a high score is significant despite a few absences. Lorient’s awkward synthetic pitch might lead to some rotation from Pochettino. Pick: FCL 1-4 PSG.