The best French Ligue 1 matches of the week kick off on Saturday when Lens hosts AJ Auxerre a -1.5 home favorite. Also on Saturday, Lyon hosts Strasbourg. No doubt, the most important match on Sunday pits Paris Saint-Germain on the road against strong Stade de Rennes. Check out Ligue 1 Odds , analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s best Ligue 1 matches.
Best French Ligue 1 Betting Games to Watch This Week (Jan. 14th – 15th)
Lens -1.5 +113 vs AJ Auxerre +1.5 -144
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11:00 am ET
Auxerre is one of the worst 3 teams in Ligue 1 this season. AJ has dropped 4-of-5. The lone victory came versus Dunkerque in a Coupe de France match.
Lens has won 3-of-5 with a pair of draws. The home favorite drew in their last against the worst team on the standings, Strasbourg. Lens is much better than what they showed versus Strasbourg. The home squad covers the handicap.
Soccer Pick: Lens -1.5
Lyon -165 vs Strasbourg +430
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 at 3:00 pm ET
This is an epic mismatch. At -165, home team Lyon is an overlay.
Although Lyon isn’t dominating, the chalk in this has won 3-of-5 with a loss and a draw. The draw occurred in the last, a 0-0 match versus Nantes.
Strasbourg has lost 4-of-5 with a draw. Don’t let the tie against Lens fool you. Lyon should easily win this match.
Soccer Pick: Lyon
Lille -1.5 +116 vs Troyes +1.5 -147
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7:00 am ET
Troyes isn’t playing well. The road underdog has lost 3 in their last 5. Troyes has dropped their last 2 matches.
One of Troyes’ losses was a 2-0 game versus Lille. The home favorite drew in their last versus Brest. Lille should bounce back with a big win. The home squad takes the victory by at least 2 goals.
Soccer Pick: Lille -1.5
Stade de Reims +148 vs Nice +195
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 am ET
On Jan. 11, Nice broke a 2-game losing streak with a massive 6-1 victory over Montpellier. No doubt, Nice could keep it going with a win in this.
However, Stade de Reims has played consistent soccer. The home favorite is on a 2-match winning streak. Nice bounces and de Reims picks up their third straight.
Soccer Pick: Stade de Reims
AS Monaco -1.5 +115 vs AC Ajaccio +1.5 -147
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 11:05 am ET
Monaco drew in their last, a 2-2 match versus Lorient. In the match before, Monaco lost, but it was a Coupe de France game.
The road squad in this shows 2 losses and a win in their last 4. Ajaccio could surprise, but Monaco’s form appears to be turning around. Laying the goals makes sense.
Soccer Pick: AS Monaco -1.5
Stade Rennais +410 vs Paris Saint-Germain -166
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2:45 pm ET
PSG has won 4-of-5 with a loss, which explains why Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and the rest of Paris are favored over a quality squad like Rennais.
Rennais, or Rennes, has won 3-of-5 with 2 losses. Rennais dropped their last match. But sometimes Paris gets lackadaisical in road tilts versus overmatched opponents. This could be one of those times. Stade Rennais gets the nod.
Soccer Pick: Stade Rennais