French Ligue 1 kicks it up a notch starting on Saturday, April 24. Top squads Paris Saint-Germain and Lille are both on the road this weekend. PSG travels to Metz while Lille is a moneyline underdog versus Lyon. Check out analysis, Ligue 1 odds, and free picks for those two matches as well as the other great French Ligue 1 games happening on Saturday and Sunday.
Top French Ligue 1 Games to Watch this Weekend (April 24th – 25th)
Saturday, April 24th Matches
- Stade Brestois +249 / Saint-Etienne +106
Saint-Etienne is in decent form. The home squad in this has won 3-of-5. The last loss impressed because Etienne scored 2 goals against Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-2 loss. Brest has drawn in 3-of-5. If the odds stay where they are, Saint-Etienne is an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Saint-Etienne
- Paris Saint-Germain -1 ½ (-123) / Metz +1 ½ (-107)
PSG is on fire. Not only did Paris knock Bayern out of the Champions League this month, but they dominated Angers 5-0 on April 21. Metz played tough when drawing with Stade Reims in their last. They shouldn’t comes close to drawing with PSG.
Soccer Pick: Paris Saint-Germain
Sunday, April 25th Matches
- Montpellier +150 / Nice +167
Montpellier looks like an easy winner on Sunday. Nice may play well at home, but Dijon, the worst team in French Ligue 1, beat the home squad in this 2-0 on April 18. Losing to Dijon could ruin the rest of Nice’s season.
Soccer Pick: Montpellier
- Nimes +371 / Lens -140
Lens has 2 wins and 3 draws in their last 5. Nimes has 2 draws and a loss in their last 3. These two drew on Sep. 27 in the last head-to-head. Although Lens looks tough, laying -140 is asking too much. Consider backing Nimes at the overlay odds.
Soccer Pick: Nimes
- Dijon +1 ½ (-129) / Stade Rennais -1 ½ (-102)
Stade Rennais has 4 wins and a draw in their last 5. Yes, Dijon beat Nice in their last. Don’t expect them to come close to making it 2 in a row. Rennais should obliterate Dijon on Sunday.
Soccer Pick: Stade Rennais
- Bordeuax +221 / Lorient +116
Lorient heads into this after 2 straight losses. Bordeaux has lost 4 straight. The road team in this won the last head-to-head, though. Give Bordeaux a chance to make it 2 in a row versus their rivals.
Soccer Pick: Bordeaux
- Nantes +231/ Strasbourg +112
Nantes heads into this having lost their last 3. Strasbourg isn’t in great form. But the home team beat their rivals 4-0 in the last head-to-head. Strasbourg looks tough to beat.
Soccer Pick: Strasbourg
- As Monaco -1 ½ (-103) / Angers +1 ½ (-178)
Monaco is on fire. They’ve won their last 5. Angers has lost 3 in a row. Not only that, but the home team in this has lost their last 2 by a combined 8-to-0 score.
Soccer Pick: As Monaco
- Lille +234 / Lyonnais +110
Lyon lost to Monaco in their last. Lille drew with Montpellier. These two drew in their last match. That happened in November. As of February 22, Lille is in first place on the French Ligue 1 standings. If the odds hold, they offer excellent value.
Soccer Pick: Lille