Before the round - trends on French Ligue 1 (17-18/04/2021)

    12 Apr 2021 | Ligue 1 | Before the round
    Before the round - trends on French Ligue 1 (17-18/04/2021)

    As we approach Round 33 in Ligue 1, Lille OSC are still holding on their slight leadership on the top of the table. Paris St. Germain lost the clash against the current league leaders, but are just 3 points below them and will be striving to defend their league title from last season.


    Angers SCO - Stade Rennais

    Stade Rennais will be aiming to move up to top 5 this weekend, when they face Angers SCO.

    The Black and Whites are situated mid-table and have been quite mediocre this season. The away side are unbeaten in their last 4 matches and will do their best to qualify for the European tournaments.

    • Angers SCO are on a poor run of just 1 wins in 10 matches (Ligue 1).
    • Stade Rennais haven't suffered a loss to Angers SCO in 9 of their most recent 10 clashes in Ligue 1.
    • In each of their last 8 home Ligue 1 matches, Angers SCO have allowed 1 or more goals
    • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in Stade Rennais's last 3 matches with Angers SCO in Ligue 1.
    • Prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.30


    Olympique Marseille - FC Lorient

    Olympique Marseille host the struggling FC Lorient at their Stade Vélodrome this Saturday.

    The home side aren’t showing that consistent results lately, and if they don’t improve their performance, they risk to fall from the Europa League zone. FC Lorient are just 2 points above the relegation zone and have won just 1 of their 6 most recent encounters.

    • The team of Olympique Marseille have achieved 3 straight home wins in Ligue 1.
    • FC Lorient have won just 1 of their last 16 away matches in Ligue 1.
    • Olympique Marseille haven't been defeated by FC Lorient in 7 of their last 8 Ligue 1 matches.
    • The team of FC Lorient are on a poor run of 11 away Ligue 1 matches in which they have allowed at least 1 goal.
    • Prediction: Olympique Marseille @ 1.95


    Stade Brestois - RC Lens

    RC Lens continue their fight for a place in top 5 this Sunday when they travel to face Stade Brestois.

    The Pirates are equal on points with Girondins Bordeaux and Strasbourg, so a win this week will help them leapfrog their opponents in the standing. RC Lens are currently 5th in the table, although they are just 3 points above Olympique Marseille and that lead isn’t sufficient enough for them to feel safe.

    • Stade Brestois have won just 1 of their last 8 matches in Ligue 1.
    • RC Lens haven't lost any of their last 11 matches in Ligue 1.
    • There have been under 2.5 goals in Stade Brestois's last 3 Ligue 1 games.
    • RC Lens are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 league games.
    • Prediction: RC Lens @ 2.38


    Nîmes Olympique - Strasbourg

    Two teams from the bottom half of the standing face each other this weekend, when Nîmes Olympique host Strasbourg at their Stade des Costières.

    The Crocodiles are fighting for survival and cannot afford to lose any more points. Strasbourg are keeping a safe distance from the relegation zone, although there is still plenty of football left until the end of the season and surprises tend to happen in Ligue 1.

    • Nîmes Olympique have won just 2 of their last 15 home matches in Ligue 1.
    • Strasbourg's latest meetings with Nîmes Olympique have been high-scoring with over 2.5 goals in all of their last 3 encounters (Ligue 1).
    • Nîmes Olympique have been conceding 1.94 goals on average in their home games (Ligue 1).
    • The team of Strasbourg have scored at least 2 goals in their 3 most recent encounters with Nîmes Olympique (Ligue 1).
    • Prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00