Lille returned to the winning column just in time, because PSG and AS Monaco won as well, and now both are just one victory away from replacing Lille at the Ligue 1 top spot with just four games left.
Let’s take a look at what happened in the last French professional soccer league fixture and how the sports betting odds for what’s coming are set.
Ligue 1 Breakdown
Lille not only returned to the winning column, they also did it by beating another title contender. That’s right, they went to Lyon and defeated the home side 3-2 thanks to an incredible performance from Burak Yilmaz, who scored twice.
“The title is now a goal, obviously. We can’t hide. We are going to have to be efficient, to tear off all the balls to hold out until the end. After that, if we do not succeed, it will not be the end of the world. But I hope my players dream as much of what I dream of,” said Lille’s manager Christophe Galtier to the press.
That way, Lille climbed back to first place with 73 points, one more than PSG and two more than AS Monaco.
PSG had no problem beating Metz 3-1, while AS Monaco defeated Angers 1-0. AS Monaco is the only Ligue 1 team that has won their last five games in a row.
Lille and PSG will have accessible games this weekend. Lille comes in as the huge favorite -245 at the latest Ligue 1 Odds to beat Nice, same as PSG -300 against Lens.
On the other hand, AS Monaco will be facing Lyon, who needs to win not only to remain in the title race, but also to keep fighting for a UEFA Champions League ticket. AS Monaco dominates the current betting lines at +130.
Now, if PSG doesn’t win their fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title, they still have two more possibilities of winning a trophy. They’re playing the French Cup Semifinals against Montpellier, and the UEFA Champions League Semifinals against Manchester City.
They’re huge favorites to win the French Cup, but not so much when it comes to winning the Champions League. PSG could win it all, but they also could finish with nothing, what would be a resounding failure.
Fight at the Bottom
Dijon is already doomed, but Nimes and Nantes still have a chance. Both have 31 points, four points less than Lorient and five points less than Bordeaux, with five games to go.
Nantes comes from a huge 2-1 victory against Strasbourg, and this Sunday will face Stade Brestois with a +165 price. Nimes haven’t won in their last four games, and they’ll be facing Reims as the slight favorites at +115.
Ligue 1 Top Scorers
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG): 25
- Memphis Depay (Lyon): 18
- Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco): 18
- Kevin Volland (AS Monaco): 15
- Boulaye Dia (Reims): 14