Before the round - trends on French Ligue 1 (30-31/10/2021)

    29 Oct 2021 | Ligue 1 | Before the round
    Before the round - trends on French Ligue 1 (30-31/10/2021)
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    The Parisians are further increasing their lead on the top of the table in Ligue 1, as they now have 27 points to their name. Will RC Lens and the other teams in top 4 manage to shorten the gap towards the first spot before it’s too late?

     

    FC Metz - AS Saint-Étienne

    The bottom two teams in Ligue 1 face each other this weekend in a thrilling relegation clash.

    FC Metz (6) and AS Saint-Étienne (5) are separated by just 1 point in the standings with the away side currently sitting rock-bottom. Given their recent performance, expect a high-scoring encounter, which will most likely end with both sides splitting the points.

    • FC Metz have lost their last 3 Ligue 1 matches in a row.
    • AS Saint-Étienne have recorded a poor run of 4 away losses by 2+ goals in Ligue 1.
    • In their last 22 games in Ligue 1, FC Metz have a poor record of just 2 wins.
    • In their last 14 games in Ligue 1, AS Saint-Étienne have recorded only 1 win.
    • Prediction: Draw @ 3.48

     

    Lyon - RC Lens

    Lyon welcome in-form RC Lens at their Groupama Stadium this Saturday.

    Les Gones will do their best to continue their 100% record at home this term, although they will face their biggest test so far. RC Lens are currently 2nd in the table and will be aiming to shorten the gap towards PSG.

    • Lyon are undefeated in their last 6 home Ligue 1 games in a row.
    • RC Lens are undefeated in 10 of their last 12 Ligue 1 games.
    • Lyon have scored 1 or more goals in their last 15 home Ligue 1 games in a row.
    • Lyon have managed to score an average of 2.17 goals scored in their home matches in Ligue 1.
    • Prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57

     

    Strasbourg - FC Lorient

    In another battle from the middle of the standings, FC Lorient travel to face Strasbourg this Sunday.

    The two teams are really close in terms of recent form and we should witness another spectacular encounter in the upcoming round. FC Lorient have registered 6 draws so far and the home side have drawn 1 of their last 6 matches, therefore most likely we won’t see a winner in Strasbourg this weekend.

    • In Strasbourg's last 4 home matches of Ligue 1, there have been over 2.5 goals scored.
    • FC Lorient have won only 1 of their last 25 away Ligue 1 matches.
    • Strasbourg are scoring an average of 2.17 goals in their home Ligue 1 games.
    • FC Lorient haven't lost a match in 7 of their last 8 matches in Ligue 1.
    • Prediction: Draw @ 3.68

     

    Stade Brestois - AS Monaco

    In the penultimate fixture of Round 12, Stade Brestois 29 play host to AS Monaco.

    There is a huge gap of 11 points between the two sides in the table, as the home side have failed to register a single victory this season. AS Monaco, on the other hand, have won 4 of their previous 6 matches in Ligue 1 and should triumph over their upcoming opponents.

    • In their 20 most recent matches of Ligue 1, Stade Brestois have achieved just 1 win.
    • AS Monaco have not been beaten in 14 of their 17 most recent away matches in Ligue 1.
    • In Stade Brestois's 11 latest matches from Ligue 1, both teams scored.
    • AS Monaco have scored an average of 3 goals in their last 4 league victories.
    • Prediction: AS Monaco @ 1.79