French Ligue 1: Best Bets – Round 23 – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:47 PM (France)
Round 22 may have only just finished but Ligue 1 action returns with a full program of midweek fixtures for Round 23. I’m backing PSG to claim another big win on Tuesday, while Montpellier vs. Metz and Reims vs. Nice are both likely to be tight encounters.
Here are this week’s best Ligue 1 bets.
Nantes vs. PSG – 2/4/20
Nantes have been sliding down the table in recent weeks and find themselves ninth after losing three of their last four Ligue 1 games. By contrast, PSG continue to extend their lead at the top of the table and now sit 12 points clear of second-place Marseille. PSG thrashed Montpellier 5-0 last time out and have scored over 2.5 goals in 11 of their previous 14 games. On the other hand, Nantes have conceded over 2.5 goals in two of their last three outings. The PSG win is at 1.30, but you can enhance your odds by adding the over 2.5 goals market into the mix.
Pick: PSG to Win and Over 2.5 Goals – 1.80
Montpellier vs. Metz – 2/5/20
Montpellier have been pretty inconsistent this season but they still find themselves sat in fifth place. However, there are just seven points between Montpellier and sixteenth-place Metz, underlining the congested nature of mid-table in Ligue 1. Metz may be just outside the bottom three but they are unbeaten in their last five league games and have won their previous three. I’m not sure if Metz are capable of beating Montpellier but I can certainly see them snatching a draw. Odds of 3.30 are very attractive.
Pick: The Draw – 3.30
Stade Reims vs. OGC Nice – 2/5/20
Just two clubs in Ligue 1 have scored fewer goals than Reims this season and their 21 goals mean the team has been scoring at an average of less than one goal per game. Having said that, only league leaders PSG have conceded fewer goals. Reims currently sit seventh in the table, while Nice are eighth – level on 32 points. I’m expecting a tight game between these two side on Wednesday and I don’t think this fixture will produce many goals. When you couple Reims’ lack of threat up front with their solidity at the back, under 2.5 goals is the best bets for this matchup.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals – 1.50