Ligue 1 Matchday 24 Odds & Picks: Can PSG Continue Winning Streak Against Lyon?
- Ten matches are slated for Matchday 24 in the French top flight
- PSG will take on Lyon in one of the most exciting matches this weekend
- Get the odds, picks, and betting preview for this weekend’s fixtures below
With Matchday 23 just finishing up on Wednesday in Ligue 1, we now look ahead to the next handful of games this weekend. The majority of the fixtures in the coming days feature top half of the table teams against the lower half. Second place Marseille, who is desperately trying to catch league-leaders PSG, take on last place Toulouse.
Lille will travel to Stade Jean-Bouin to face 13th place Angers in search of three points. In one of the most intriguing clashes of the weekend, league-leaders PSG will host Lyon, who is currently in sixth.
Ligue 1 Matchday 24 Odds
|Angers||pk (-116)||+162||Ov 2,2.5 (+115)|
|Lille||pk (-104)||+181||Un 2,2.5 (-135)|
|Marseille||-1.5 (+101)||-312||Ov 2.5,3 (-109)|
|Toulouse||+1.5 (-121)||+800||Un 2.5,3 (-111)|
|Amiens||pk,+0.5 (+114)||+255||Ov 2,2.5 (-146|
|Monaco||pk,-0.5 (-134)||-101||Un 2,2.5 (+126)|
|Rennes||-0.5,-1 (-132)||-170||Ov 2,2.5 (-142|
|Brest||+0.5,+1 (+112)||+400||Un 2,2.5 (+122)|
|Nice||-0.5 (-108)||-108||Ov 2,2.5 (-122)|
|Nimes||+0.5 (-122)||+255||Un 2,2.5 (+102)|
|Dijon||pk (-113)||+163||Ov 2,2.5 (+100)|
|Nantes||pk (-107)||+174||Un 2,2.5 (-120)|
|Metz||pk (-121)||+157||Ov 2 (-109)|
|Bordeaux||pk (+101)||+185||Un 2 (-111)|
|Montpellier||pk,-0.5 (-121)||+122||Ov 2 (-125)|
|St.Etienne||pk,+0.5 (+101)||+240||Un 2 (+105)|
|Strasbourg||pk,-0.5 (-115)||+122||Ov 2 (+106)|
|Reims||pk,+0.5 (-105)||+235||Un 2 (-126)|
|PSG||-1.5,-2 (-108)||-333||Ov 3.5,4 (-111)|
|Lyon||+1.5,+2 (-112)||+750||Un 3.5,4 (-109)|
All odds taken Feb 6
As you can see above, a lot of these matches feature positive money lines for both sides, meaning most of these fixtures should be close, for the exception of a few.
Pick 1: PSG vs Lyon
The Parisians will welcome Lyon to the Parc des Princes on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel’s side is currently on 58 points, 12 clear of Marseille, who are in second. PSG is fresh off a 2-1 win over Nantes earlier in the week on the road. The French giants haven’t lost in 13 matches dating back to November 1st when Dijon upset them 1-0. There were two draws among those fixtures, but there is no questioning that PSG has been in immaculate form.
Lyon played to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday against 19th place Amiens, a disappointing result for Rudi Garcia’s side, especially on home soil. They’re just 2-2-1 in their last five matches, currently in sixth place in Ligue 1. Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay have accounted for most of the scoring this term, netting 12 and nine goals, respectively. The two strikers form one of the more deadly partnerships in the league for Lyon.
The last time these two sides met in September, PSG beat Lyon 1-0 behind Neymar’s late second-half goal. With PSG playing at home, the advantage is in their favor. Their backline has conceded just 15 goals this season in 23 matches, which is outstanding. Tuchel’s squad has also allowed just six goals in eleven home fixtures this year. With that in mind, PSG should definitely come out victorious, while keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Pick: PSG 2-0
Pick 2: Metz vs Bordeaux
Both Metz and Bordeaux left Matchday 23 with just one point each, playing to 1-1 draws. Metz has actually been playing a lot better lately despite sitting in 16th place, going undefeated in their last six appearances. They have struggled to score goals this term though, netting just one tally per match. Striker Habib Diallo has bagged more than half of their 23 goals, scoring 12 times and capturing three assists.
Bordeaux drew Brest on Wednesday, who are trailing them by just two points in 14th place. Paulo Sousa’s squad has secured the full three points just once in their last five matches. But this weekend looks like a chance for Bordeaux to change around their fortunes. When they met FC Metz last, they defeated them 2-0. Just three points separate 12th place Bordeaux and fifth place Montpellier, so this is a huge match for them.
As for Metz, it’s a crucial fixture for them as well because they’re fighting to stay out of the relegation zone. However, I do believe Bordeaux will break their losing streak on the road this weekend.
Pick: Bordeaux 2-1
Pick 3: Angers vs Lille
Lille is just 2-0-3 in their last five, but they’ve now won two straight fixtures. They’re just three points off third place Rennes, so every match is important right now if they want to contend for another chance at the Champions League next year.
13th place Angers have lost two straight after defeats to Rennes last weekend then Monaco on Tuesday. They’ve secured the full three points just twice in their last ten matches. Their search for a win won’t get any easier though, with Lille hungry to surge up the Ligue 1 table.
Their last meeting resulted in a 2-1 win for Lille and expect it to be a similar scenario this time around, with Lille capturing three points on the road.
Pick: Lille 2-0