French Ligue 1 matches star on Friday and happen until Sunday. Top team on the Ligue 1 standings Lille battles Lens on Friday. Paris Saint-Germain heads to Stade Rennais on Sunday. Check out Ligue 1 odds, analysis, and free picks for those two matches as well as this week’s other great French Ligue 1 action.
Top French Ligue 1 Games to Watch this Week (May 7th – May 9th)
Friday, May 7th Match
- Lille -111 / Lens +288
By a single point, Lille continues to lead PSG on the Ligue 1 standings. Heading into the week, Lille has been on fire. The road team in this has won 4-of-5. Their lone misstep was a draw versus Montpellier on April 16. Lens is a good team but Lille dusted them 4-0 in the last head-to-head.
Soccer Pick: Lille
Saturday, May 8th Matches
- Bordeaux +267 / Nantes -102
Nantes will head into this match on a 2-game win streak. On May 2, Nantes beat Brest 4-2. Bordeaux beat Stade Rennes 2-0 in the last match. The victory broke a 4-match losing streak. Nantes and Bordeaux drew in the last head-to-head. The road team offers odds that make them an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Bordeaux
- Lorient +1 ½ (-123) / Lyonnais -1 ½ (-107)
Lorient is 2-0 in their last 2. Lyon is 3-2 in their last 5. The home team beat As Monaco in their last. Lyon should win. Can they beat Lorient by 2? Maybe not, but -123 is too much to lay.
Soccer Pick: LyonnaisSunday, May 9th Matches
- Marseille +112 / Saint-Etienne +215
Marseille has a couple of wins and a draw in their last 5. Saint-Etienne has 2 losses and a win in their last 3. The win happened on May 2 against Montpellier. Because this is on Saint-Etienne’s pitch, the home team has an edge.
Soccer Pick: Saint-Etienne
- Dijon +312 / Angers -123
Dijon is the absolute worst team in French Ligue 1. They should have no chance against Angers. But the home squad in this has lost 5 straight. If Dijon is going to grab another victory before the end of the season, Sunday should be the day.
Soccer Pick: Dijon
- Stade Brestois +191 / Nice +129
Both Brest and Nice lost their last matches. Nice dropped a game versus Lille by 2 goals. Nantes beat Brest by 3 goals. Nice should be favored and the odds are fair. But Brest beat Nice 2-0 in the last head-to-head. The road squad is worth a look.
Soccer Pick: Stade Brestois
- Nimes +149 / Metz +166
Metz had played awful up until their last, a May 2 match versus Dijon. The home team in this had lost 3 and drawn once. Then they faced Dijon and, yep, a victory. Nimes has drawn in 3-of-5. Metz beat Nimes in the last head-to-head, making the home team an overlay at the odds.
Soccer Pick: Metz
- Montpellier +323 / Strasbourg -147
Montpellier isn’t playing their best soccer. The road squad has failed in their last couple of matches. Nice beat Montpellier 3-1 on April 25. Then in their next match Saint-Etienne dropped them 2-1. Strasbourg looks solid. But Montpellier has won the last 3 head-to-head. The road dog is worth a shot.
Soccer Pick: Montpellier
- As Monaco -1 ½ (+112) / Stade Reims +1 ½ (-149)
Monaco lost their last match. It was their first loss in a long time Stade Reims has 4 draws and a loss in their last 5. Reims should win this on the handicap, but like in many situations, the odds force us to the handicap underdog. Monaco covers.
Soccer Pick: As Monaco
- Paris Saint-Germain -131 / Stade Rennais +305
Bordeaux broke Stade Rennais’ 3-match winning streak. Paris Saint-Germain’s lone loss in their last 5 was to Man City in a Champions League match. PSG played the Sky Blues on Tuesday. That may affect them in this match. But it shouldn’t affect them enough for a Rennais victory.
Soccer Pick: Paris Saint-Germain