Top Ligue 1 Matches Expert Analysis for Round 32

Top Ligue 1 Matches Expert Analysis for Round 32

Written by on April 8, 2021

Top French Ligue 1 squads Paris Saint-Germain and Lille are in action this weekend. PSG travels to Strasbourg to battle their underdog rivals. Lille takes on Metz on Friday a big time road favorite. Check out analysis, Ligue 1 odds and free picks for those two matches as well as the other great games happening in the French Ligue 1 over the weekend. 

Top French Ligue 1 Games to Watch this Week (April 9th – 11th)

Friday, April 9th Match

  • Lille -136 / Metz +398

Metz heads into this a mess. The home team has lost 3 straight. But the third loss was via penalty kicks to As Monaco in the French Coupe de France. Lille beat PSG in their last. The road chalk could bounce, making Metz attractive at the odds. 

Soccer Free Pick: Metz 

Saturday, April 10th Matches

  • Paris Saint-Germain -140 / Strasbourg +328

Like Lille, Paris Saint-Germain could bounce in their match after the stunning upset victory over Bayern earlier in the week. Kylian Mbappe scored 2 of PSG’s 3 goals. No way Paris pushes as much versus Strasbourg. We’ll give the home team a nod. 

Soccer Free Pick: Strasbourg  

  • Marseille +175 / Montpellier +143

Marseille versus Montpellier projects as one of the most competitive Ligue 1 matches of the entire weekend. Both squads have 3 wins in their last 5. Montpellier fell 1-3 to Marseille in the last head-to-head. The road team could win in a similar fashion.

Soccer Free Pick: Marseille

Sunday, April 11th Matches

  • Nantes +341 / Stade Rennais -126

Stade Rennais is in excellent form. On March 14, they beat Strasbourg 1-0. Then on March 20, they beat Metz 3-1. Rennais drew with Stade Reims in their last. Nice beat Nantes 2-1 in the road squad’s last. We’re siding with the home team.

Soccer Free Pick: Stade Rennais 

  • Nimes +250 / Stade Brestois -104

Brest is getting the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home. Nimes dominated Brest 4-0 in the last head-to-head. Yes, the match happened last August, but neither Brest nor Nimes is in good enough form to garner a bet before the other. So it makes sense to back the team offering the better odds. 

Soccer Free Pick: Nimes 

  • Stade Reims +214 / Nice +129

Nice has a couple of wins and a draw in their last 3. Reims has a couple of draws and a win in their last 3. These two have drawn in their last two head-to-head, which means either the draw or backing Reims is the best play. We’ll take a shot on the road team.

Soccer Free Pick: Stade Reims 

  • Lorient +283 / Lens -111

Lorient won the last head-to-head by a 3-2 score. Lens is on their pitch for this, though. Also, they’ve got 2 draws and a win in their last 3. 

Soccer Free Pick: Lens

  • Girondins Bordeaux +227 / Saint-Etienne +129

Saint-Etienne won the last match between these two. Etienne also won their last match on April 4, 2-0 versus Nimes. But Bordeaux hung with PSG in early March. Even though they’ve lost 2 in a  row, they’ve played competitively. The road team is worth taking a shot on to win this.

Soccer Free Pick: Girondins Bordeaux 

  • Dijon +1 ½ (+120) / As Monaco -1 ½ (-158)

As Monaco has won 5 straight. Dijon has lost 4 straight. Although Monaco looks tough on both the moneyline and handicap, the home squad beat Dijon by a single goal in the last head-to-head. That gives us confidence that Dijon can lose this by a single goal. We’ll take the much better handicap payout odds. 

Soccer Free Pick: Dijon 

  • Angers +1 ½ (-133) / Lyonnais -1 ½ (+100)

Lyon has a draw and a loss in their last couple of matches. They’re a suspect play to beat Angers by more than a goal. But the favored team offers much better odds and Angers could bounce in this after their victory over Sedan in their last. We’re laying the goal and a half. 

Soccer Free Pick: Lyonnais

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