It is time for Match 22 of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats season. Lens was the big loser in midweek as the only team in the top six to suffer a defeat. That means that PSG extended their lead at the top of the table, and Marseille has moved into second spot. Let’s see if that form carries into the weekend.
Here is a look at some of the games with odds from BetXchange.
PSG VS Toulouse – Parc des Prince, Paris
League leaders PSG host 12th placed Toulouse in a game they are heavily fancied to win. However, PSG hasn’t been their usual selves lately, picking up just seven points from their last possible 15. That is in stark contrast to their visitors, who have won four and drawn one of their last five, giving them the second-best form in the entire league behind only Marseille.
All eyes will be on Kylian Mbappe – as they usually are – but this time for a different reason. Mbappe was substituted in the first half in midweek with a hamstring issue. Manager Christophe Galtier has said it isn’t severe, but it is something to watch. PGS should win, but with the form Toulouse is in, I wouldn’t be against backing a draw.
Rennes VS Lille – Roazhon Park, Rennes
The best match by league standings is Lille’s visit to Roazhon Park to take on Rennes. These two are separated by just one place on the table, with Rennes in fifth and Lille sixth. The gap in points is a little more significant, with Lille seeing this as a chance to eat into the five points that separate the sides.
Lille has been in pretty average form. They have one win, one defeat, and three draws over their last five. On the other hand, Rennes has shown zero consistency as they have alternately won and lost each of their last five. After beating Strasbourg 3-0 in midweek, they are due to lose at home here.
I like a draw, but I love the prop of both teams to score at 15/20. Neither has a defense I trust, and they are the third and fourth highest-scoring sides in Liue 1.
Marseille VS Nice – Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Marseille is storming up the table and has closed the gap on PSG significantly over the last five matches. In that stretch, they have won four and drawn on, with those 13 points meaning they are now just five points behind the French giants at the top of the table.
They will fancy their chances to win at home here, though Nice has been on a decent run themselves – they have 10 points from their last 15 and are unbeaten in four matches – to sit eighth in the table.
The subplot here is that Nigerian striker Terem Moffi signed for Nice on deadline day and could go straight into the side to face Marseille. Moffi was outstanding at Lorient over the first half of the season (12 goals), and the main competition for his signature came from Marseille.
The hosts turned to Braga striker Vitinha after the rebuff from Moffi, making the Portuguese under-21 international a potential club record signing if bonuses are hit. I like the hosts to continue their excellent recent form and win.