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French Ligue 1: Gameweek 38 Preview

Lille need one more victory to seal their first Ligue 1 title in 10 years

It all comes down to the final day!

The trophy is still very much in Lille’s hands, if they secure victory, Les Dogues bask in glory, but they are making their fans sweat. Paris Saint Germain are on the cusp of being dethroned for the first time in three seasons. At the back door, for the teams on the way out is the possible decider Strasbourg vs Lorient.

It’s time, for the final round of the French Ligue 1.

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Sunday 23 May

Angers 7/1
Draw 38/10
Lille 7/20

Lille are feeling the pressure! They were unable to score in their home fixture against Saint-Etienne after recording only three shots on target. Les Dogues were not as fluid as their previous fixtures, and now they need all three points to secure the title of Ligue 1 champions in the final fixture of the season. Angers welcome a tough task to their backyard, and things have not been easy in the Black and White’s corner securing just one win over relegated Dijon in their last five fixtures. Lille have had a stunning season and need to beat their own mindsets in the preparation for this fixture. The Lille we have seen all season will show up with Les Dogues and Under 4.5 Goals at 13/20 to see the newly crowned champions.

Brest 8/1
Draw 52/10
Paris Saint-Germain 1/4

After Reims went down to 10 men in the opening minutes of the fixture, Paris Saint Germain found themselves in the driver’s seat securing a 4-0 win, and Mauricio Pochettino was able to rest players for their midweek Coupe de France cup final against Monaco. If the Parisians are to retain their title, a must win at the Stade Francis-Le Ble is vital, as they sit one point behind first placed Lille. Brest struggled to secure three points despite Montpellier going down to 10 men before the end of the first half. Now the team from the far west reaches of France must win should they seek to avoid relegation sitting one point above 18th. Paris Saint Germain will win, but the best value on offer is Multigoals Away Team 2-3 at 19/20.

Lens 38/10
Draw 31/10
Monaco 13/20

Lens’ quest for Europe was wiped out with a 3-0 away loss to Bordeaux, making it their first successive three game defeat. Monaco has their fate of the Champions League qualification spot in sight with a win over Lens. Monaco will have the Coup de France final against PSG which is of utmost importance for the club. After being two goals up at halftime, head coach Niko Kovac took off key players in preparation for their midweek clash. Every competition is of utmost importance in Niko’s eyes, and we can expect a full-strength team against Lens. For the last time in a well-rounded season, we will back a Monaco win & Clean Sheet Away Team (Yes) at 33/20.

Lyon 1/5
Draw 6/1
Nice 10/1

Lyon have put a good run together to keep pressure on third placed Monaco with their final result a big 2-5 away win to knock Nimes out of Ligue 1. Memphis Depay was on the money in successive games with a goal in each to take his league tally to 20 goals. Six braces and a hattrick this season leaves me pondering about the Anytime Goal Scorer market. Nice run of form has made them the most unpredictable this season, keeping clean sheets when you do not expect it, losing to the bottom of the barrel, as well as struggling to create in the final third. What you can back in this fixture is the Home Team To Score In Both Halves (Yes) at 6/10.

Metz 47/20
Draw 24/10
Marseille 11/10

Marseille had a dip in form over January, securing one point of a possible 12 on offer, and now find themselves outside any conversation for top of the table placing. A hard-fought win over Angers saw Napoli loanee Arkadiusz Milik score a hattrick to lead the team to victory. Metz are more concerned over plans for the upcoming season, as a dead centre 10th place does not affect anyone, and their final matchup will be played for nothing but pride. Marseille at 11/10 is a gift from the givers.

Nantes 11/20
Draw 34/10
Montpellier 44/10

Nantes has produced the results needed to keep their hopes alive in Ligue 1, with four wins on the bounce, their toughest ask now sits before them in the form of Montpellier. Antoine Kombouare has provided some life to an almost dead team since joining in February and is three points away from saving the Canaries. Montpellier on the other hand has had a decent season all the way through and has picked themselves up after a two-loss skid. Back the Canaries to take the all-important three points in this interesting matchup.

Reims 15/10
Draw 37/20
Bordeaux 9/4

Despite Bordeaux being in meltdown off the pitch, they were triumphant against Lens in a three-goal drumming of their opposition. The city’s commercial court has been taking care of the club, and the players have expressed a debt of gratitude on the field in my opinion with a stunning performance. Reims are clear of relegation despite a seven-match winless streak, and without a goal in two fixtures. A Bordeaux Girondins - Draw No Bet at 21/20 will see the beloved team stay afloat in Ligue 1 should they win.

Rennes 7/20
Draw 4/1
Nimes 6/1

Rennes has made a favourite of themselves with despite being winless in three fixtures, with a loss 1-0 away loss to Bordeaux in the mix. First choice left centre-back, Damien Da Silva, picked up his second straight red of the season the last time out, and will miss the final game of the season. Nimes was put out of their misery last gameweek after failing to secure three points. The crocodiles will begin to make preparations for Ligue 2. Punt on Rennes to win and Over 2.5 Goals at 9/10.

St Etienne 7/20
Draw 4/1
Dijon 13/2

Already relegated Dijon last beat St-Etienne in the 2019 Coupe de France campaign in a 6-3 win. In the same 2018/19 season St Etienne qualified for the Europa League whilst Dijon went into relegation play-offs. Here we are again, but with a below average Les Verts taking on a dismal Owls who have scored two goals in the last five fixtures. Whilst the Greens performed well to hold the log leaders to a 0-0 draw, as well as beating Marseille by a goal to nil in the prior gameweek. I suggest backing the Clean Sheet Home Team at even money.

Strasbourg 33/20
Draw 11/10
Lorient 7/2

Strasbourg disrupted Nice’s unbeaten home streak with a 2-0 win in their last 90 minutes on the pitch. A brace from Ludovic Ajorque saw Strasbourg keep themselves from dropping into the relegation play-off spot. However, the Racers are on a four-match losing streak at their Stade de la Meinau. With one match to go, they come up against Lorient who are also in a fight for survival, and this matchup becomes the most heated affair aside from the top of the table. Despite this becoming an unpredictable game Lorient make things difficult to call with one away win this entire season. Back the draw in this fixture.

TREBLE @ 4/1
Lyon – Home To Score In Both Halves (Yes) 6/10
Nantes Win 11/20
Bordeaux - Draw No Bet 21/20

Written by Joshua Gaillard