Top 2022 Ligue 1 Round 1 Matches to Bet On and Odds Analysis

Top 2022 Ligue 1 Round 1 Matches to Bet On and Odds Analysis

Like the Premier League and the Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 kicks off on Friday when Olympique Lyon hosts AC Ajaccio. Top matches on Saturday include Paris Saint-Germain at Clermont Foot, Nice traveling to Toulouse, and Lille hosting AJ Auxerre. Check out Ligue 1 Odds, analysis, and free picks for six terrific French Ligue 1 games. 

Top French Ligue 1 Games to Watch This Week (August 5th – 7th)

AC Ajaccio +1.5 -133 vs Olympique Lyon -1.5 +105

  • When: Friday, August 5 at 1:00 pm ET

Home favorite Lyon heads into this after winning 3 with a loss and a draw in their last 5. Lyon drew 2-2 against Inter Milano in their last match, a club friendly on July 30. 

AJ Ajaccio has won 3-of-5 with 2 draws. But the road team in this hasn’t played since May 14 when Ajaccio was in Ligue 2. Lyon should cover the handicap. 

Soccer Pick: Olympique Lyon 

AS Monaco +170 vs Strasbourg Alsace +165

  • When: Saturday, August 6 at 9:00 am ET

In Strasbourg’s lone club friendly this offseason, the slight favorite in this dusted Liverpool 3-0. Pool didn’t play any of their top players, though. 

So it’s difficult to know how good Strasbourg is. AS Monaco shows 3 draws and a loss in their last 4. Monaco drew 1-1 versus Eindhoven in a UEFA Champions League Qualifying match in their last on Aug. 2. The game showed the road squad has a big shot to grab the win.  

Soccer Pick: AS Monaco 

Paris Saint-Germain -1.5 -120 vs Clermont Foot 63 +1.5 -105 

  • When: Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 pm ET

Paris Saint-Germain takes a 5-match winning streak to Clermont Foot. All 5 matches were club friendlies. Still, PSG is playing great. 

Clermont Foot last played on July 13, beating UNFP 4-2 in a club friendly. Clermont plays hard, but they aren’t ready to take on one of the top club teams on the planet. 

Soccer Pick: Paris Saint-Germain -1.5

OGC Nice +150 vs Toulouse FC +185

  • When: Sunday, August 7 at 5:00 am ET

Toulouse has won 3-of-5 with 2 losses. The 2021 French Ligue 2 squad won their lone club friendly, beating Real Sociedad 1-0.

Road chalk Nice drew with AS Roma 1-1 in a club friendly on July 23. Then on July 30, Nice beat Torino 1-0 in a club friendly. Nice remains one of Ligue 1’s better squads while Toulouse makes the jump to Ligue 1. Give Nice the nod. 

Soccer Pick: Nice 

AJ Auxerre +350 vs Lille OSC -133 

  • When: Sunday, August 7 at 7:00 am ET

Auxerre starts their 2022 Ligue 1 journey versus 2020-2021 champion Lille. The road underdog has won 4-of-5 with a draw. 

AJ Auxerre shouldn’t do enough for the victory in this, though. In a French Coup de France match in 2021, Lille blasted Auxerre 3-1. Expect Lille to make a statement in this.  

Soccer Pick: Lille 

FC Nantes +170 vs Angers SCO +165

  • When: Sunday, August 7 at 7:00 am ET

Neither Nantes nor Angers are playing well enough to warrant a bet. Angers has 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5. 

Nantes shows 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw in their last 5. The slight road chalk is the better play if you’re looking to bet a moneyline. The draw, though, which is what happened in the last head-to-head this past April, is the more probable outcome. 

Soccer Pick: FC Nantes

 
 

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