Match 25, Ligue 1 Betting Odds
Leaders PSG travel to play Saturday at mid-table Nantes, while Ligue 1 neighbors Lens and Lyon face one another in what should be compelling. Our sportsbook is offering a great price for this two-team parlay.
Nantes vs Paris Saint-Germain
A last-minute winner from Kylian Mbappe Tuesday handed the French giants a well-deserved 1-0 advantage against Real Madrid in their Champions League match. The PSG star’s favored destination this summer-once his contract expires-is understood to be at the Santiago Bernabeu, but he was the man of the match against his ‘future’ club. He’s been involved in at least one goal in each of his last seven Champions League games.
Lionel Messi, who has not find his rhythm for most of the season, failed to impress once again, missing a penalty kick that was saved by Los Blancos’ Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois. He was handed just a 3-out of- 10 rating by L’Equipe for his performance, with the French outlet pointing out his lack of creativity and struggles, game in and game out. Messi’s form is worrying, since he’s normally the best player in the world when it comes to one-on-one challenges. This season, he’s suffering the athletic impact.
PSG are comfortably leading the French Ligue 1, atop the table with 59 points in 24 games. That’s 13 points clear of second-placed Marseille. They have the best defense and the best attack in the league, with 52 goals scored and just 19 allowed this season. They enter this match as heavy favorites, priced at -200 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. However, the match should be closer than the odds suggest. PSG conceded in each of their last five away games, and we expect them to do it again.
|FC Nantes||+1 -105||+525||3 -110o||½ -175o |
|Paris St Germain||-1 -125||-200||3 -120u||1½ -200o |
Nantes is one of the most consistent home teams. They won seven of 12 home games, losing just three in the process. Despite having a bad record against PSG, they always manage to make it tough. They scored in three of their last head-to-heads, winning one clash. Stay away from the winners’ market and focus instead on the goals’ market. We’ve seen at least three goals in the last four mutual encounters, and we expect history to repeat. so we’re will include the over in our soccer picks and parlays.
Pick: Over 3 goals (-110)
Lens vs Lyon
The two teams are separated by just one point in the standings, with Lyon seventh (37 points) and Lens in eighth place. They both enter this clash after victories, against Bordeaux and Nice, respectively. At home, Lens are almost unbeatable, losing just twice in 12 games and scoring 22 goals. Lyon struggles on the road, winning just three of their 11 games while allowing 17 goals.
A poor opening 45 minutes at Stade Louis II two rounds ago was all it took for Peter Bosz and his troops to see their seven-game league unbeaten streak in the league come to an end. There were also some critical errors versus AS Monaco. Lyon immediately bounced back, beating third-place Nice, and they will definitely try to close the gap here.
Seventh place may not be where Lyon had envisioned they would be at this point of the season, but this team has always shown signs of resiliency over the past few campaigns. They seem to return to winning ways after a tough outing. It’s important to note that Lyon have not suffered consecutive defeats in their domestic league since losing back-to-back games in October, 2019.
Given their squad packed with world-class players, Lyon have relied heavily on flow and creativity. They’ve strung together plenty of passes throughout the season, the third-most in French league behind only PSG and Marseille. If you’re betting online, know that we don’t necessarily trust them, so avoid a straight Lyon win. Also, Nantes are a solid team on home soil.