Ligue 1 Round 16 Odds: Analysis and Picks for the Must Bet Matches

Ligue 1 Round 16 Odds: Analysis and Picks for the Must Bet Matches

Written by on December 27, 2022

On Wednesday, French Ligue 1 picks up where they left off before the 2022 World Cup Tournament. Top matchups include Nantes traveling to Troyes, Lille heading to Clermont Foot, and Paris Saint-Germain hosting Strasbourg. Check out Ligue 1 Odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this week’s top Ligue 1 matches. 

Best French Ligue 1 Betting Games to Watch This Week (Dec. 28th – 29th)

Troyes +143 vs Nantes +178

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 9:00 am ET

Neither squad headed to the break playing excellent soccer. Road team Nantes fell by a goal to Stade Reims and then drew 2-2 against AC Ajaccio in their last 2 matches.

Troyes shows 3 draws and a pair of losses to Brest and PSG in their last 5. Troyes beat Nantes in the last head-to-head and this happens on their pitch. The slight favorite gets the nod. 

Soccer Pick: Troyes  

AJ Auxerre +330 vs AS Monaco -128

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 11:00 am ET

Auxerre’s only victory in their last 5 was against AC Ajaccio. Monaco lost to Marseille and drew against Fiorentina in their last 2 matches.

Before the draw and loss, the chalk in this had won 3 straight. AS Monaco should have no trouble taking it to Auxerre. The favorite is the play.  

Soccer Pick: AS Monaco  

Clermont Foot +330 vs Lille -121 

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 1:00 pm ET

The home team is in tough. Lille should have benefited from the World Cup hiatus. The road team is often one of the challengers to PSG’s Ligue 1 dominance.

So Lille should have no trouble winning this match. If the handicap goes up to Lille -1 or -1.5 at a decent payout, consider. In the last head-to-head, Lille blasted Foot 4-0. So backing the chalk on the handicap makes sense. 

Soccer Pick: Lille  

Brest +265 vs Lyon -102 

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 3:00 pm ET

Both squads show 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw in their last 5. But Brest hasn’t played since Nov. 13. Lyon beat a short-handed Liverpool 3-1 in a club friendly on Dec. 11.

Brest’s longer layoff is a detriment. Back Lyon to cash. 

Soccer Pick: Lyon 

Paris Saint-Germain -1.5 -170 vs Strasbourg +1.5 +133

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 3:00 pm ET

In the last head-to-head, these two drew 3-3. However, that was in April 2022 before Paris managed a way to attract Lionel Messi.

Messi and Mbappe working together is a scary thought. But Strasbourg drew 3 times in their last 5 before the break. Taking the +1.5 at above even money on the dog is the play. 

Soccer Pick: Strasbourg +1.5  

Stade de Reims +226 vs Stade Rennes +121 

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 29 at 1:00 pm ET

Both teams were playing great soccer before the World Cup hiatus. Rennes had won 3 with a couple of draws. Reims had won 2 with 3 draws in their last 5.

Rennes is the chalk, but this should be a close match. A draw is possible. Playing the draw makes sense. The odds on Reims, though, make the home team more than playable. 

Soccer Pick: Stade de Reims


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