Ligue 1 Week 38 Betting Tips

Martin Green

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:43 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 21, 2019 2:43 PM UTC

The relegation battle between Caen and Amiens will finally be settled on Friday as the 2018/19 Ligue 1 season concludes.
<div><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>Amiens v Guingamp</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Amiens v Guingamp"><strong>Friday, May 24, at 8.05pm</strong></a><br /><strong>Stade de la Licorne</strong></p><p>Amiens suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Monaco last weekend and that saw Leonardo Jardim’s men leapfrog them in the Ligue 1 table. It leaves Amiens 17<sup>th</sup> in the Ligue 1 table, two points clear of 18<sup>th</sup> placed Caen. The team that finishes 18<sup>th</sup> will go into a dreaded relegation play-off against a Ligue 2 side. A draw should be enough for Amiens to beat the drop, but they will be keen to end the season on a high note by taking all three points from this game. Guingamp are guaranteed to finish bottom of the table and they will be playing Ligue 2 football next season. Amiens beat them 2-1 on the road earlier this season and they should be able to repeat that feat in front of their home fans on Friday night. Neither of these teams have won a game for several weeks, but this represents a golden opportunity for Amiens to end that trend.</p><p><em><strong><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1">Tip: Amiens to win and under 4.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75) with Bet 365</a></strong></em></p><h2>Caen v Bordeaux</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Caen v Bordeaux"><strong>Friday, May 24, at 8.05pm</strong></a><br /><strong>Stade Michel-d’Ornano</strong></p><p>Caen need to beat Bordeaux and hope Amiens slip up against Guingamp if they are to avoid heading into that relegation play-off. They also have Dijon lurking just two points behind them, and there is a slight danger that they could finish 19<sup>th</sup> if they lose here. The team that finishes 19<sup>th</sup> is relegated outright. They will therefore be highly motivated to win this game. They have won three and drawn one of their last five games, but they suffered a 4-0 defeat against high-flying Lyon last time out. They should be able to bounce back against a struggling Bordeaux side, who are on a six-game losing streak and finishing the season on a whimper. Caen have a strong recent record against Bordeaux, beating them to nil in both meetings last season and then drawing 0-0 on the road earlier this season.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365"><em><strong>Tip: Caen win to nil at 5/4 (2.25) with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2>Marseille v Montpellier</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Marseille v Montpellier"><strong>Friday, May 24, at 8.05pm</strong></a><br /><strong>Venue: Stade Velodrome</strong></p><p>This should prove to be an entertaining game between two giants within the south of France. Marseille ended a three-game winless streak when they thrashed Toulouse 5-2 last time out. They have not kept a clean sheet in their last nine matches and that poor defensive record has cost them dearly this season. However, they have been attacking with flair, dynamism and purpose, with Florian Thuavin and Dimitri Payet providing a great deal of creativity. Montpellier’s five-game winning streak ended with a 1-1 draw against in-form Nantes last weekend, but they remain fifth in the table, a point above Marseille. These teams cannot finish fourth and seize a Europa League place, as Saint-Etienne are too far ahead, so pride and bragging rights are all they have left to play for. It should lead to an open, entertaining game.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365"><em><strong>Tip: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2>Reims v PSG</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Reims v PSG"><strong>Friday, May 24, at 8.05pm</strong></a><br /><strong>Stade August-Delaune II</strong></p><p>PSG welcomed Ligue 1 Player of the Year Kylian Mbappe back to the team last weekend and he inspired them to a thumping 4-0 victory over Dijon. They look a much better side when he is terrorising opponents with his pace and power, and they should be able to vanquish Reims at the weekend. They are 16 points clear of second placed Lille, but their form has not been great in recent weeks and Thomas Tuchel will be pleased to end a mixed season on a high note. Reims have an average home record and they have done to nail down a top half finish in the table, but they should be no match for this expensively assembled PSG team if Mbappe and co are fired up and hungry for victory.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365"><em><strong>Tip: PSG -1 Asian handicap at even money (2.0) with Bet365</strong></em></a></p></div>
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