The action in France’s top-flight continues this weekend, as Ligue 1 fixtures take place across Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. PSG will clash with Marseille in the pick of the games this weekend, as the Parisians look to increase their five-point advantage at the top of the standings.
Lille vs Brest
The weekend kicks off on Friday with Lille looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat. Brest sit just outside the bottom four at present, but have gone four without a win. Lille were impressive last week, and we expect them to get back to winning ways on Friday.
Montpellier vs Lens
Lens will be looking for a second straight win in Ligue 1 this weekend. Montpellier has also won the previous two and come into this fixture in good form. It could be worth taking a chance on the draw, which has been a common result when these sides have clashed previously.
Lorient vs Auxerre
Auxerre remain in the bottom three coming into this fixture, but they were good winners in their previous fixture. However, Lorient has been consistent throughout the campaign, and we expect them to record a second straight win in Ligue 1 this weekend.
Ajaccio vs Troyes
Two of the bottom four clash this weekend, with both Ajaccio and Troyes looking to end winless runs. The hosts have lost their previous three, while the visitors have lost four on the bounce. The narrow preference is for the hosts.
Clermont Foot vs Strasbourg
Clermont has lost each of their last three, while they haven’t won in five coming into this weekend. Therefore, we could see the traveling side getting the win to record a third win in four matches in Ligue 1.
Nantes vs Rennes
Nantes has won two of their previous three, but this fixture comes after a testing fixture in the Europa League against Juventus. Therefore, we could see Rennes picking up a second straight victory as they bid to put pressure on the top four in the Ligue 1 standings.
Reims vs Toulouse
Reims has gone five without defeat in the top-flight, while Toulouse picked up a second defeat over the same period in their previous match. This should be an entertaining fixture between two sides battling for places in the middle of the standings, but the narrow preference is for the hosts.
Monaco vs Nice
Monaco has been in excellent recent form in France, as they have picked up four straight wins. Nice will be a difficult opponent on Sunday, as they have won four of their previous five. Given that this comes after Monaco’s Europa League commitments, we could see an away win being a good bet this weekend.
Marseille vs PSG
The top two clash in the final game this weekend. PSG will be looking to open up an eight-point advantage at the top of the standings after landing a win last weekend. Meanwhile, Marseille will be looking for a third straight victory. We could see a draw being the most likely outcome this weekend between the top two.