Mathematically speaking, AS Monaco and Lyon still have a tiny chance of winning the Ligue 1 title, but only a catastrophe would prevent Lille or PSG from winning the gold. It would be PSG’s fourth consecutive title or Lille’s first since the 2010-11 season.
Let’s take a look at what happened in the last Ligue 1 fixture and how the sports betting odds for what’s coming are set.
Ligue 1 Breakdown
Winning is the Way
Lille defeated Nice 2-0 to remain at the top with 76 points, one more than PSG, which defeated Lens 2-1 despite not having Kylian Mbappe on the field due to injury.
Both have won four of their last five games. Lille owns the best defensive unit after allowing just 22 goals in 35 games, while PSG owns the best offensive unit after scoring 79 goals in 35 games.
Unfortunately, they already faced each other, but each of their last three games are going to be electric. On Friday, Lille will face Lens on the road, while PSG will do the same against Rennes on Sunday, both as favorites at the Ligue 1 Odds.
AS Monaco lost 3-2 to Lyon but managed to remain in third place with 71 points, one more than Lyon. Both could be officially out of the title race after this weekend. AS Monaco comes in as the favorite to beat Reims, while Lyon also dominates the current line against Lorient.
Lens completes the top five with 56 points, but only the top four teams qualify to an international competition.
Fortunately for PSG and AS Monaco, they still have another chance to win some domestic gold thanks to the French Cup.
The semifinals will take place on May 12 and May 13. PSG will face Montpellier while AS Monaco will face Groupement football de l’Albanais 74, and both are heavy favorites over the French Cup Odds.
Fighting to Survive
Dijon has nothing more to do while Nimes is one defeat away from being officially relegated. Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lorient and Nantes are fighting to survive, but one of them is going to finish in 18th place
Right now, it would be Nantes with 34 points, which is four less than Lorient and Strasbourg, and five less than Bordeaux.
This weekend, Nantes will play host to Bordeaux in a crucial game for both. Also, Lorient will face Lyon, Strasbourg will face Montpellier, and Nimes will face Metz, all as underdogs.
Ligue 1 Top Scorers
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 25
- Memphis Depay (Lyon): 19
- Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco): 19
- Kevin Volland (AS Monaco): 16
- Boulaye Dia (Reims): 14