French Ligue 1: Best Bets – Round 19 – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12:16 AM (France)
Nantes look set to continue their mini revival with a win over off-form Angers. PSG should brush aside Amiens, while Monaco and Lille are likely to dish up plenty of goals.
Here are this week’s best bets from the French top-flight.
Nantes vs. Angers – 12/21/19
Nantes started the season in fantastic form, but suffered a run of poor results recently. However, three wins in their last four games have seen Nantes cement fifth place in the Ligue 1 standings. Just two teams have a better defensive record than Nantes in the French top-flight. In contrast, Angers are on a four-game winless streak – losing three and drawing one. I think this is an excellent price for a home side in good form, so I’m backing Nantes to claim all three points on Saturday.
Pick: Nantes to Win – 2.10
AS Monaco vs. Lille – 12/21/19
Monaco are proving to be very inconsistent this season, and their record of W7/D4/L6 underlines their unpredictability. They have scored freely in 2019/20, but their questionable defensive record sees them sit in ninth. On the other hand, Lille are third after four straight wins. They have netted fewer goals than Monaco, but they boast a far healthier goal difference. Monaco are likely to make it difficult for Lille at the Stade Louis II, so both teams to score looks like the best bet for this matchup.
Pick: Both Teams to Score – 1.65
PSG vs Amiens SC – 12/21/19
This is set to be a very one-side tie. As expected, PSG are flying high at the top of Ligue 1. The reigning champions have won 14 of their 17 games so far and have scored 39 goals (at an average of over two goals per game). They also boast the joint-best defensive record in the division. Amiens are sitting just above the relegation zone with just four wins to their name this term, while only bottom club Toulouse have conceded more goals than Amiens in the division. I can see PSG winning this game in style.
Pick: PSG to Win, Keep a Clean Sheet and Over 2.5 Goals – 2.49