We’ll take a look at round 25 of Ligue 1 which promises to thrill many fans and betting enthusiasts alike
Prepare yourselves for a great weekend ahead in the top flight of French football. Most of the games will be played on Saturday, while 3 matches are reserved for Sunday so punters will be able to place their bets throughout the whole weekend. According to French gambling news Nantes will host Bastia on Saturday night, while Rennes will go up against Toulouse away that same evening.
• Lyon set for a great game against Lorient
• Bordeaux will play St. Etienne at home
• Toulouse and Rennes looking for a draw
The first game on Sunday will kick off with a clash between Bordeaux and St. Etienne, which should produce some great quality football for all fans to enjoy. The current leaders Lyon will defend their colors against Lorient away and will be looking win the game in order to stay at the top of the league.
Nantes vs Bastia and Toulouse vs Rennes
Nantes sit in 9th spot with 33 points from 24 games so far. Their form is not very commendable as they have only recorded draws (3) and losses (2) in the last 5 games. While playing at home they have sealed 4 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, stats that are not very reassuring as the prepare to play against Bastia. Bet365 favors them to win 1.91 (10/11) since they will be playing on their home ground.
Bastia currently occupy 15th position and their form over the last five games stands at 3 draws and 2 wins. They have notched 1 win, 4 draws and 6 losses away from home, which is one of the primary reason for their limited chances 4.50 (7/2) against Nantes. A draw 3.30 (23/10) is another valid option worth considering judging by the recent results of both sides.
Toulouse will host Rennes in what is promising to be an interesting clash to watch. Toulouse are 17th in the league which puts them dangerously close to the relegation zone where they would risk getting demoted to Ligue 2. At home they have won on 4 occasions, whereas the rest of the matches ended in 4 draws and 3 losses. Despite putting on lackluster performances, online sportsbooks in France gave them preferential odds 2.25 (5/4).
Rennes currently sit in 12th position with 31 points which is not that bad considering the squad at their disposal, however their form in the last 5 encounters resulted in 3 draws and 2 losses. Their record while playing on the road is quite ambiguous (3 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses), and for this reason a tie between the two sides seems like a realistic result. Bet365 has set the draw at 3.20 (11/5), whereas a win for Rennes stands at 3.40 (12/5).
Bordeaux vs St. Etienne and Lorient vs Lyon
Bordeaux find themselves in 6th place with 37 points so far this season. They were hoping to achieve a higher standing by this time in the competition however some of their plans weren’t successfully integrated by the manager Willy Sagnol. At home they have clinched 6 wins, 3 draws and only 2 losses, but judging by their current crop of players they could have done better.
St. Etienne are in 4th with 41 points overall, however it will be rather hard for them to break into the top 3 as it is dominated by well-established teams. Their records away from home are not that convincing (5 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses) and is the reason why Bet365 has decided to brand them the underdogs 2.90 (19/10) for the upcoming against Bordeaux. The hosts on the other hand have been deal preferential chances 2.60 (8/5) to win.
Lorient will face the greatest challenge of the season as they gear up to battle against the current Ligue 1 leaders Lyon. They stand in a low 16th place with only 27 points with their record on their own ground being 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. Mobile betting sites in France have assigned them unfavorable odds 3.25 (9/4) due to their standing on the table.
Lyon are the team to beat in Ligue 1 this season. They have managed to usurp PSG and all of its financial muscle by claiming the top spot with a remarkable 50 points from 24 games. Although they 1st in the league and their home results are amazing, while playing away from home they haven’t been as successful (4 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses). Nevertheless, Bet365 believes that they can win this upcoming game with relative ease 2.30 (13/10).