Meanwhile, Lille can secure second spot with victory against Angers, and St Etienne host Nice
The penultimate round of action in France’s Ligue 1 sees several of the top teams looking to end the season on a positive note. This coming Saturday afternoon (18 May) newly crowned champions PSG look to put some poor form behind them when they host Dijon, while Lille can make sure of second spot by beating Angers. In addition, St Etienne play their final home match of the season against Nice.
First things first
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First up, let’s start with the clash between PSG and Dijon on Saturday evening. The club from the capital have already won the league title and as a result their form has slipped, with the club managing just two wins in their last five outings.
Dijon, meanwhile, are struggling at the wrong end of the table and sit next to bottom in the standings, two points from safety with just two games left to play. They are priced at just 1.14 to be relegated come the end of the season.
It is therefore of little surprise to see that it is PSG who come into this match as the clear favourites to take all three points. You can back the home side to win at just 1.30, while Dijon are all the way out at 10.00 to record what would be a shock win on the road – a draw is priced in the middle at 5.50, according to Oddsshark.
This should be a comfortable evening’s work for the home side. 3-0 victory for PSG is priced at 9.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$47.50 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing a “No” to both teams scoring at 2.20.
Lille can book second place against Angers
On the same day, Lille host Angers knowing that a win will ensure they finish in second place this season. Lille are unbeaten in their last seven league contests and can come into their final home match of the season absolutely brimming with confidence.
Angers, by way of comparison, sit safely in 13th place in the table. With nothing left to play for other than pride, they may not be able to match their hosts for intensity.
And it is indeed Lille who come into this match as the clear favourites to collect three vital points. You can back the home side to in at just 1.53, while Angers are out at 7.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00.
Again, we think that home advantage should be a decisive factor in this match. A comfortable, 2-0 win for Lille comes in at 7.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$37.50 pay out, while you can double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.00.
St Etienne still in fight for top three place
And finally, St Etienne host Nice still looking to finish in the top three, thereby qualifying for next season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League. However, a loss for St Etienne last time out means they are four points behind Lyon with two games left to play, and are now out at 21.00 to finish the campaign in the top three.
Nice, meanwhile, are undefeated in their last three and sit seventh in the table. They have been efficient if unspectacular this season and are in desperate need of a regular goal scorer.
And it is St Etienne who come into this match as the clear favourites to take all three points. You can back the home side to win at just 1.57, while Nice are out at 6.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.00.
And we think that this could well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw also comes in at 7.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$37.50 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.10.
Ligue 1 round 37 fixtures:
Saturday, 18 May
(2.37) Bordeaux x Reims (3.30); draw (3.10)
(2.80) Guingamp x Nimes (2.50); draw (3.40)
(1.53) Lille x Angers (7.00); draw (4.00)
(1.20) Lyon x Caen (13.00); draw (7.00)
(1.61) Monaco x Amiens (6.00); draw (3.80)
(1.80) Montpellier x Nantes (4.33); draw (3.80)
(1.30) PSG x Dijon (10.00); draw (5.50)
(1.57) St Etienne x Nice (6.00); draw (4.00)
(2.30) Strasbourg x Rennes (3.25); draw (3.30)
(3.40) Toulouse x Marseille (2.20); draw (3.30)