Ligue 1’s top team plays on Friday, April 29, when Paris Saint-Germain heads to Strasbourg Alsace a lukewarm +120 favorite. Alsace has played well in recent matches. Will PSG show they’re still the top team in the French League? Keep reading for analysis and a free pick for Paris versus Strasbourg as well as five other terrific French Ligue 1 weekend matches so you can bet against their Ligue 1 odds.
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Paris Saint-Germain +120 vs Strasbourg Alsace +215
- When: Friday, April 29 at 3:00 pm ET
Paris is on fire. PSG has won 4 straight. Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and their mates did draw in Saint-Germain’s last match. But the draw was versus a team on the rise in Lens.
Strasbourg Alsace fell to Lille in their last. Before the loss, which was by a single goal, the home team had drawn twice and won twice. Strasbourg has a shot at the win. But the +120 odds makes PSG an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Paris Saint-Germain +120
AS Saint-Etienne +1 ½ -106 vs Stade Rennes -1 ½ -114
- When: Saturday, April 30 at 3:00 pm ET
Neither squad is playing their best. Saint-Etienne has lost 3 with a draw and a single win in their last 5. On April 23, AS Monaco blasted the road team in this 4 goals to 1.
Stade Rennes lost back-to-back matches on April 15 and April 20. Strasbourg and Monaco beat Rennes by a goal. In their last, the home team bounced back with a brilliant 5-0 win over Lorient. In the last head-to-head versus Saint-Etienne, Rennes dominated 5-0. The home squad can cover this.
Soccer Pick: Stade Rennes -1 ½
Lille OSC +115 vs Estac Troyes +255
- When: Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 am ET
Troyes has lost 3-of-4 with a draw. The home team hasn’t won since April 3 when Troyes beat Stade Reims 1-0.
Lille had lost 2 straight, both by 2-1 scores to Stade Reims and Lens. But in their last on April 24, Lille beat a very good team in Strasbourg Alsace 1-0. Lille offers decent odds to grab the road win.
Soccer Pick: Lille +115
Angers SCO +1 ½ -128 vs AS Monaco -1 ½ +105
- When: Sunday, May 1 at 9:00 am ET
Monaco should have no trouble covering this handicap. Angers has drawn 3 times and lost twice in their last 5.
The home chalk is on a 5-match winning streak. In their last on April 23, Monaco blasted Saint-Etienne 4-1. In the last head-to-head versus Angers, the home team beat their rivals 3-1. AS Monaco rolls.
Soccer Pick: AS Monaco -1 ½
OGC Nice +100 vs Girondins Bordeaux +260
- When: Sunday, May 1 at 11:05 am ET
Last August, Nice blasted Bordeaux 4-0. Both teams are different now than they were last year, but Nice should still come out ahead.
Bordeuax has lost 2-of-3 with a draw. Nice has won 2-of-3 with a loss. The loss happened to scorching Monaco and it happened in a 1-0 match. Nice should have no trouble winning this. So the +100 are overlay odds.
Soccer Pick: OGC Nice
Olympique Lyon +205 vs Olympique Marseille +127
- When: Sunday, May 1 at 2:45 am ET
The good news if you’re a Lyon fan is that the road dog has won 2-of-3. The bad news if you like Lyon in this is that the home team is on fire.
Marseille has won 4-of-5, including winning their last 2 matches. Not only that, but the loss happened to Paris Saint-Germain in a 2-1 game. This happens on Marseille’s pitch, making them the solid choice.
Soccer Pick: Olympique Marseille