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Sunday's Ligue 1 predictions including Lorient vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Sunday's Ligue 1 fixtures, including Lorient vs. Paris Saint-Germain.

Nice vs. St Etienne (Sunday, 12.00pm)

Nice's Pierre Lees-Melou celebrates with teammates after scoring against AS Monaco on November 8, 2020© Reuters

Nice will be aiming to record back-to-back victories in Ligue 1 for the first time since October when they welcome Saint-Etienne to the Allianz Riviera for Sunday's battle.

Adrian Ursea's men enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Lens last weekend, while a ravaged Saint-Etienne team were simply swept aside by bitter rivals Lyon.

We say: Nice 2-1 Saint-Etienne

If Saint-Etienne are blessed with a near fully-fit contingent for this showdown, a shock victory is certainly not out of the question against an underwhelming Nice outfit. However, the visitors' confidence would have taken a massive hit against Lyon - even with so many youngsters being forced into first-team action - and we are backing Nice to end their wretched run on home soil with a narrow win on Sunday.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Lorient vs. PSG (Sunday, 2.00pm)

Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for Paris Saint-Germain against Montpellier in Ligue 1 on January 22, 2021© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain will be aiming to cement their position atop the Ligue 1 rankings when they travel to relegation-threatened Lorient for Sunday's top-flight fixture.

The hosts, meanwhile, are down in 19th but did manage to overcome fellow strugglers Dijon in a thrilling 3-2 victory on Wednesday evening.

We say: Lorient 0-3 Paris Saint-Germain

Lorient will certainly not have as much joy in front of goal against PSG as they did in their clash with Dijon, but they ought to feel capable of giving the champions a good run for their money after their extraordinary midweek win. However, Pochettino's side have had nine days to recover from their thrashing of Montpellier and are back at the top, so it is difficult to look past a routine away win.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Brest vs. Metz (Sunday, 2.00pm)

Brest coach Olivier Dall'Oglio pictured in January 2020© Reuters

Brest take on Metz in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with the hosts looking to bounce back after three successive defeats.

Metz, meanwhile, have climbed to eighth in the table after an unbeaten run of four matches.

We say: Brest 1-1 Metz

Brest do have the firepower to score past Metz, so we can see a share of the spoils in what should be a fairly even encounter.

Metz will look to hit the hosts on the break, so if they can score first they will be a tough nut to crack.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Strasbourg vs. Reims (Sunday, 2.00pm)

Boulaye Dia pictured for Reims in August 2020© Reuters

Strasbourg take on Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with both sides having improved immeasurably since the winter break to move away from relegation trouble.

The two teams head into the match level on points, with Reims one position ahead in the table in 14th place by virtue of having a slightly better goal difference.

We say: Strasbourg 2-2 Reims

We can see an entertaining affair between two sides who have significantly picked up in terms of performances and results in recent weeks.

Ajorque and Dia are two of the in-form strikers in the division, so it could come down to who takes their chances on the day.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Angers vs. Nimes (Sunday, 2.00pm)

Angers manager Stephane Moulin pictured in January 2021© Reuters

Angers will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they take on basement club Nimes in Ligue 1.

Last weekend saw the Black and Whites lose their ninth match of the season away at Bordeaux, while the Crocodiles claimed their first three points of 2021 with a surprise win against Marseille two weeks ago.

We say: Angers 1-1 Nimes

The last encounter between the two sides resulted in a comprehensive victory for Angers, but Sunday's fixture could be a closer affair. Nimes are fighting to survive in Ligue 1 and will fancy their chances against the hosts, who are struggling for form. Both teams will want to win for different reasons, but they may have to settle for a draw.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Lille vs. Dijon (Sunday, 4.00pm)

Lille coach Christophe Galtier pictured on January 24, 2021© Reuters

Title-chasing Lille welcome relegation-threatened Dijon to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday afternoon for a showdown in Ligue 1.

The hosts scraped a vital 1-0 victory over Rennes in their most recent outing, whereas Dijon's survival prospects took a huge blow with a 3-2 defeat to Lorient.

We say: Lille 2-0 Dijon

Dijon have not been a side to ship many goals under Linares, but Lorient putting three past them after recovering from a major COVID-19 cluster showed that Les Hiboux' defence is not impenetrable. The absence of Yilmaz continues to be a big blow for Lille, but the hosts still have too much quality at all ends of the pitch and should record a straightforward win over Linares's men this weekend.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Nantes vs. Monaco (Sunday, 8.00pm)

Nantes manager Raymond Domenech pictured in January 2021© Reuters

Two teams separated by 13 places and 21 points in the Ligue 1 table prepare to do battle at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday as Nantes play host to Monaco.

Raymond Domenech is still searching for his first triumph with Les Canaris, but in contrast, Monaco are on a four-game winning run as they look to mount a title charge in the second half of the campaign.

We say: Nantes 1-3 Monaco

Monaco's defence is there to be broken down, and we would not put it past Nantes to get on the scoresheet despite the ongoing rumours surrounding a number of their first-team players. However, the visitors' attacking prowess is proving too difficult for any team to handle right now, and we expect Les Monegasques to score at least three goals for the fifth match in a row during a comfortable win this weekend.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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