PSG vs Lorient Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 12/08/2023

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PSG - Lorient

France Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes

1st Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Defending champions PSG take on the dangerous Lorient team at the start of the new Ligue 1 season. The sides will meet on Saturday, August 12th. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best PSG vs Lorient free betting tips. Check out our other French Ligue 1 predictions at our dedicated Ligue 1 betting tips page. 

PSG vs Lorient Predictions and Betting Tips

If you need help finding the right bet for PSG vs Lorient, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Ekitike to Score Anytime

  • Ekitike scored in 2 of the last 4 pre-season friendlies. 
  • PSG scored 8 goals in just the last 3 H2Hs. 
  • It is confirmed Kylian Mbappe won’t play, so Ekitike will start up front. 

Over 0.5 Lorient Goals

  • Lorient scored in all of the last 5 H2Hs. 
  • Lorient scored 8 goals in 5 friendlies this summer. 
  • Lorient scored 3 last time they visited Parc des Prense in April. 
  • PSG kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 8 league games. 

Top Betting Odds and Key Stats for PSG vs Lorient

Check the best PSG vs Lorient odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

30/04/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Lorient

Lorient

1

3

06/11/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

PSG

PSG

1

2

03/04/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Lorient

Lorient

5

1

22/12/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

PSG

PSG

1

1

31/01/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

PSG

PSG

3

2

Last Five - PSG

17/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

PSG

PSG

0

2

W

14/02/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

PSG

PSG

0

2

W

10/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

PSG

PSG

1

3

W

07/02/24

France Cup France

Brest

Brest

PSG

PSG

1

3

W

02/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

PSG

PSG

1

2

W

Last Five - Lorient

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Lorient

Lorient

1

3

W

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Lorient

Lorient

0

2

W

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Lorient

Lorient

1

2

W

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Le Havre

Le Havre

Lorient

Lorient

3

3

D

14/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

Lorient

Lorient

3

0

L

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

PSG odds: 4/11 (1.36) – 73.3% Probability

Draw odds: 24/5 (5.80) – 17.2% Probability

Lorient odds: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see PSG to be the expected winners in this match, with a 73.30% win probability. Regarding other markets, we think Over 2.5 Goals is worth considering at 31/50 (1.62) – 61.70%.

PSG – Lorient Preview: Latest Form, News, and Potential Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted PSG vs Lorient lineups.

PSG

PSG come into the new season shaken by turmoil and likely without their 3 big stars for the previous campaign. Lionel Messi already left to enjoy the sunshine in Miami. PSG’s all-time goalscorer Kylian Mbappe refuses to play right now as he tries to force a transfer away. On top of all that PSG’s third big name Neymar mulls the same action as Mbappe and he could be left out too. 

To add to the problems PSG are very light on defenders for round 1. All of Mendes, Mukiele and Rico are missing the game injured. Kurzawa also could be absent as he is a fitness doubt. 

PSG Predicted Lineup: 

Donnarumma (GK), Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Soler, Ugarte, Verratti, Asensio, Ekitike & Lee

Lorient

Lorient enjoyed a strong last season and they will be looking for more of the same. The Brittany outfit lost just once in pre-season (W2 D2) and they have been very tough to score against. 

Lorient also tend to cause problems for PSG often when the sides meet. 

The most notable departure this summer was that of playmaker Le Fee. However, Lorient strengthened well. They now carry serious threats down both flanks with Benjamin and Formose Mendy among the new signings. 

Midfielder Boisgard misses the start of the season injured. Also, there are full-back headaches for this first match. Both Benjamin Mendy and Silva are set to sit out injured or lacking fitness. 

Lorient Predicted Lineup: 

Mvogo (GK), Kalulu, Laporte, Meite, Talbi, Le Goff, Faivre, Makengo, Abergel, Le Bris & Dieng

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

PSG

PSG
4-3-3
99
Gianluigi Donnarumma
it
2
Achraf Hakimi
ma
15
Danilo Pereira
pt
37
Milan Skriniar
sk
21
Lucas Hernandez
fr
33
Warren Zaire Emery
fr
4
Manuel Ugarte
uy
17
Vitinha
pt
11
Marco Asensio
es
9
Goncalo Ramos
pt
19
Lee Kang-in
kr
Substitutes
1
Keylor Navas
cr
28
Carlos Soler
es
35
Ismael Gharbi
fr
8
Fabian Ruiz
es
27
Cher Ndour
it
5
Marquinhos
br

Lorient

Lorient
3-4-2-1
38
Yvon Mvogo
ch
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
11
Bamba Dieng
sn
Substitutes
12
Darline Yongwa
cm
13
Formose Mendy
sn
9
Ibrahima Kone
ml
1
Vito Mannone
it

​Player to Watch: Hugo Ekitike

With Messi already gone, Mbappe frozen and Neymar uncertain, the young French forward Hugo Ekitike seems poised to start up front. Ekitike spent the entire last season warming the bench but now he’s full of confidence he can grab his chance. 

Even without their main stars PSG remain stuffed with talent and as the leader of the attack, Ekitike should get plenty of good chances coming his way during the match. We back him to do well and show his manager and the Board that he could be the solution if Mbappe leaves.


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