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          PosClubPWDLGDPTS
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          Team logoPSG
          382747+4985
          2
          Team logoLens
          382594+3984
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          Team logoMarseille
          382279+2773
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          Match Result

          Lorient

          PSG


          20.7%

          Lor

          26.8%

          draw

          64.3%

          PSG

          Results display the percentage of matches that have been Won or Drawn in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

          Both Teams To Score

          Lorient

          PSG


          51.7%

          Lor

          59.2%

          combined

          64.3%

          PSG

          Results display the percentage of matches that have been BTTS in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

          Over 2.5 Goals

          Lorient

          PSG


          62.1%

          Lor

          62%

          combined

          61.9%

          PSG

          Results display the percentage of matches that have been Over 2.5 Goals in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

          Lorient vs RC Lens Prediction, Tips & Stats

          Lens will be looking to edge closer to the group stages of next year’s Champions League and keep the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Ligue 1 when they visit the Stade du Moustoir to face Lorient on Sunday.

          Lorient will be a tough test for the visitors, with Les Merlus hoping to climb up the table and get as close to European football as possible in the remaining three Ligue 1 games. After finishing one place above the relegation zone in 16th place last season, Regis Le Bris’ side have had an impressive 2022/23 campaign which started with eight wins in their first ten league games. Lorient couldn’t maintain the early form that saw them occupy a European spot, but they have still managed to keep themselves in the top half, with eight points currently separating them from the top five.

          Lens have been one of the stories of the season, as the northern France outfit have been able to build on from the impressive seventh-place finish last season, preserve the strong start they had, and are currently hot on the tail of table-topping PSG. Franck Haise’s men are two points ahead of third place Marseille, so a spot in next season’s Champions League group stages is in their hands heading into the final two games, with third place in Ligue 1 having to go through the qualifying play-offs next summer. The gap to the Parisians is six points with three games left, so there is a slight glimmer of hope that Lens could pounce on what would have to be a huge PSG slip-up in order to get their hands on a historic Ligue 1 crown.

          Le Bris’ side have been in good form recently, unbeaten in their last three games. Lorient have won two of those, starting with the shock 3-1 win away to PSG three weeks ago. Les Merlus followed that up with a 2-1 win over Brest before a 1-1 draw away to Montpellier last time out. Romain Faivre’s second-half strike looked to be handing Lorient their third successive win, but a 94th-minute equalizer from Faitout Maouassa shared the spoils at the Stade de la Mosson.

          The away side head to eastern France themselves in fine form, with eight wins from their last nine games seeing them charge ahead of Marseille in the race for the top two. Lens were on a four-game winning run before losing away to PSG in April but have gone on to win four consecutive games since, including hammering fourth-place Monaco 3-0 and then getting the 2-1 win over Marseille at the start of the month. Last time out, Lens came back from being a man down and a goal down to pick up a 2-1 win over Will Still’s Reims.

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          Lorient Team News

          Former Arsenal and Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has started most of Lorient’s matches in the second half of the season following Yvon Mvogo’s injury problems, but the Italian ‘keeper has been out with a concussion in previous weeks. Luckily for Lorient, Mvogo is back in the side so will continue to be between the sticks this weekend.

          Centre-back Julien Laporte has spent most of 2023 out with knee surgery but was fit enough to return to the bench against Montpellier, so could feature.

          Ibrahima Kone will be looking to add to the seven Ligue 1 goals he has this season. The striker will likely lead the line with talented midfielder Enzo Le Fee and Lyon loanee Faivre behind him at the front end of a 3-4-2-1 system.

          Lens team news

          Salis Abdul Samed has been impressive since his arrival in the summer. The defensive midfielder is the anchor in a midfield diamond and returned to the starting XI against Reims after serving a three-game suspension.

          Haise’s Lens back three of Facundo Medina, Jonathan Gradit, and Kevin Danso have been impressive all season and set up a strong foundation at the back for Lens to build from. Danso won’t feature this weekend against Lorient though after picking up a straight red card early on in Friday’s clash with Reims.

          Jimmy Cabot and Wuilker Farinez remain long-term absentees for Lens as the pair recover from ACL injuries.

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