Round 30 of the French top flight promises to offer both great football action and many betting opportunities
The Champions League and Europa League games provided football fans with the excitement that they so often crave. But now we will turn our attention to the top division in France where some big teams will square off as they look to grab a better standing on the table. According to French gambling news, current leaders Lyon will kick off matchday 30 against Nice at home.
• Lyon looking to easily overcome Nice
• St. Etienne favorites against Lille
• Monaco strong favorites against Reims
On Sunday the first match will take place between St. Etienne and Lille, which should see many punters place their bets on the former side. Later in the day Monaco will travel to Reims where they will aim to capture the all-essential 3 points. And lastly, the round will finish with the Lens vs Marseille game, and judging by latter team’s stats they could potentially win the game.
Lyon vs Nice and St. Etienne vs Lille
Lyon have so far accumulated 58 points from 29 games which granted them 1st spot in the league. Although they sit at the summit their form in recent times has been pretty concerning (2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss). But that is why they make up for their disappointing performances by putting on a good show at home, where they have recorded a staggering 12 wins, 1 draw and inly 1 loss. Bet365 has earmarked them to absolute favorites 1.53 (6/11) to win the match against Nice.
The visiting side have been assigned outsider chances 7.00 (6/1), since they will go up against a fearsome club. While playing on the road they only managed to win on 4 occasions, with all the other matches ending in 3 draws and a huge 7 losses. Besides, they sit all the down in 16th place with only 34 points. a tie between them for the encounter has been set at a high 4.00 (3/1).
St. Etienne will go head to head with 2011 Ligue 1 champions Lille at home, as they prepare to enter the top 4 places in the competition. The hosts find themselves in 5th spot with an overall 49 points and a home record of 7 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. In their last 5 home encounters they were able to win 2 times, while on other occasions they tied twice as well and also lost once. Mobile betting sites decided to award them preferential chances 2.00 (1/1), despite showcasing uncertain performances on their home field.
Lille on the other hand find themselves 3 places below their upcoming opponents, sitting in 8th place. Away from home they notched 3 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, while their form is worrisome as well (2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses). That is why Bet365 don’t hold the former champions in high regard, assigning them odds of 4.20 (16/5). A draw may also be on the cards 3.20 (11/5), considering that both sides are known to lose focus at times.
Reims vs Monaco and Lens vs Marseille
Reims will defend its colors against Monaco on Sunday afternoon in a match that should probably see the latter club seal the victory. Reims sit in 13th position with a total of 35 points and over the last 5 encounters they have achieved 1 win, 1 loss and 3 draws. While playing on their home ground they recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, so Bet365 does not consider them serious contenders for the win, giving them limited chances 4.50 (7/2).
Monaco received favorite status thanks to their great run in recent games. The club from the French Principality occupy 4th place on the table with 50 points from 28 games. While playing on the road they have been quite successful clinching an incredible 8 wins, and suffering only 2 draws and 4 losses. Due to their superb form away from home, Bet365 decided to give them positive odds 1.91 (10/11). A draw 3.30 (23/10) seems unlikely for this match.
The final game of matchday 30 will see Lens host Marseille on Sunday night. Lens have been disappointing all season long managing to only collect 25 points from 29 outings. They now sit in 29th position and are finding it hard to come up with a solution to make it out of the relegation zone. Of the last 5 games they lost on 4 occasions while recording only 1 in the process.
Online sportsbook in France gave them outsider chances 5.00 (4/1), while awarding the visitors highly likely odds 1.75 (3/4) due to their far better performances. Marseille stand in 3rd place with 54 points, however their away record is not that convincing (5 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses). Nevertheless, they are expected to be the winners of the upcoming game. A tie does not seem to be on the cards, with odds being 3.60 (13/5).