Ligue 1 Week 32 Betting Preview

Martin Green

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:59 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019 6:59 PM UTC

PSG have the chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title when they travel to Lille this weekend, while there are some huge games at the bottom of the table to look forward to.

<h2>Monaco v Reims</h2><p><strong>Date: Saturday, April 13</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Stade Louis II</strong></p><p>Monaco have rediscovered their shooting boots since Leonardo Jardim was parachuted back in to save them from the ignominy of relegation. He has managed to drag them out of the drop zone and they have scored in eight of their last nine games. Their form remains somewhat patchy, as they beat high flying Lille and Lyon but lost to lowly Caen and drew with bottom club Guingamp, but you can usually rely on them to find the back of the net. Reims have been good in front of goal too in recent weeks and they have actually scored in 16 of their last 17 games.</p><p>Tip: Both teams to score therefore looks very tempting here at 21/20 (2.05) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a></p><h2>Strasbourg v Guingamp</h2><p><strong>Date: Saturday, April 13</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Stade Louis II</strong></p><p>Guingamp remain rooted to the foot of the table and their away form is largely to blame for the situation. They have lost 10 out of 15 games on the road this season, scoring a mere seven goals and conceding 32 times. They are more solid at home, but seem to fall apart on their travels. Strasbourg are nestled just inside the top half of the table after embarking upon a five-match unbeaten streak. They have not exactly excelled at home this season, but they have won six of 15 and they have a +10 goal difference at Stade de la Meinau, so they should be able to win this one. They should also have a psychological advantage after beating Guingamp on penalties in the Coupe de la Ligue final 10 days ago. They picked up a valuable 2-2 draw away at league leaders PSG last time out and that will give them plenty of confidence.</p><p>Tip: Strasbourg to win at 11/10 (2.10) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27" target="_blank" title="Sportingbet">Sportingbet</a></p><h2>Montpellier v Toulouse</h2><p><strong>Date: Sunday, April 14</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: La Mosson</strong></p><p>Toulouse have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 games, and that was against bottom club Guingamp, who had a man sent off in the first half. Montpellier are cursed with a similarly leaky defence, as they have kept just two clean sheets in their last 10 games. Several teams have ripped them apart in that run: PSG put five past Michel Der Zakarian’s men, Reims beat them 4-2 and Lyon beat them 3-2. Both sets of forwards should therefore be licking their lips in anticipation of this match. Andy Delort is in good form up front for Montpellier, while Toulouse top scorer Max-Alain Gradel is well overdue a goal.</p><p>Tip: both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a></p><h2>Lille v PSG</h2><p><strong>Date: Sunday, April 14</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy</strong></p><p>PSG’s run of 11 consecutive victories in domestic competition came to an end when they were held by Strasbourg last time out. The game will mainly be remembered for one of the most horrendous misses ever seen, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, formerly of Stoke City fame, the guilty party. Had he tapped in or even simply got out of the way of the ball, which was trickling into the net, PSG would have wrapped up the Ligue 1 title with eight games to spare. They have another opportunity to clinch it on Sunday. They currently hold a 20-point lead over second-placed Lille and a draw would be enough to make a mathematical certainty of the title. They have won their last five matches against Lille, yet you can still find attractive odds on the visitors for this game. Lille have only lost two games at home this season, but PSG have the league’s best away record and they are streets ahead in terms of quality. They have no need to rest players, as they are already out of the Champions League and the French Cup final is weeks away, so this looks like an away win.</p><p>Tip: PSG to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Black Type</p>
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