Ligue 1 Week 31 Tips

Martin Green

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 5:40 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 5:40 PM UTC

We are approaching the business end of the Ligue 1 season and several teams are desperately scrapping for points. 

<h2>Bordeaux v Marseille</h2><p>Bordeaux have gone six games without a win, and that has seen them slump to 13<sup>th</sup> in the Ligue 1 table. They come into this match on a run of three consecutive draws and they have struggled in front of goal in recent weeks. There are no such problems for Marseille, who have scored in every single league game since they drew 0-0 with Reims four months ago. Yet they have conceded too many goals this season and that has left them fifth in the table, a mammoth 32 points behind runaway leaders PSG. They have only managed to win 33% of their away games so far this season, while Bordeaux have just six wins in 15 home matches. A draw looks on the cards here and <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a> has 9/4 (3.25) on that outcome. An alternative would be Marseille draw no bet at 7/10 (1.70) with Unibet.</p><h2>Lyon v Dijon</h2><p>Bruno Genesio’s men have won two on the bounce and they are now just four points behind second placed Lille. This represents a great opportunity for them to extend their winning streak against local rivals Dijon, who sit bottom of the table. Dijon have suffered seven defeats in their last eight games and they have been dreadful on the road this season, so they should not cause too many problems for Lyon on Saturday. Martin Terrier is in fine goalscoring form for the hosts, while Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele are always dangerous, and that should represent more than enough firepower for this to result in a home win. Yet Dijon’s away games average just 2.13 goals this season, so while Lyon’s home games average 2.8, so Lyon to win and under 4.5 goals looks attractive at 31/40 (1.78) with <a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" target="_blank" title="Betway"><u>Betway</u></a>.</p><h2>Guingamp v Monaco</h2><p>Leonardo Jardim has sparked a strong upturn in form at Monaco since returning to the hot seat in place of Thierry Henry. Yet they will be desperately disappointed to lose 1-0 to 18<sup>th</sup> placed Caen last time out. That saw their cushion over the relegation zone cut to seven points and they will be keen to bounce back with victory over another club in the drop zone, Guingamp. Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men have suffered eight defeats in 15 home games this season and that looks like relegation form. Despite enduring a truly woeful season, Monaco are far too good to be where they are in the table and they still boast plenty of quality. They proved as much by beating both Lille and Lyon in their last six games, and the likes of Gelson Martins, Cesc Fabregas, Aleksandr Golovin, Adrien Silva and Radamel Falcao should be good enough to win this one for the visitors. <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a>, William Hill and Ladbrokes have 23/20 (2.15) on an away win.</p><h2>Reims v Lille</h2><p>Lille picked up a 3-2 win over Nantes last time out to consolidate their grip on second place in the table. Nicolas Pepe has banged in 18 goals this season, more than any other Ligue 1 player apart from Kylian Mbappe, and that has helped them enjoy a strong season. Reims play Champagne football at the Stade Auguste-Delaune and they have the sixth best home record in the division. They are sixth overall in the table, and it has been a fine season for David Guion’s side. They are in excellent goalscoring form right now, having found the back of the net in their last 16 matches. Both teams to score looks attractive at 11/10 with <u>888 Sport</u>, Unibet and Boyle Sports in this game.</p>
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