It's a strange old season in Ligue 1 but there are a couple of really good bets selected this week and one that left even me scratching my head.
<p>France’s top league continues to frustrate and be an area that’s hard to work in. Paris Saint Germain’s success in the competition was easy to predict but there seems to have been a shake up of the league in pretty much every other area. Sides that have been flying high are now in danger of relegation and sides that were struggling, or seemed to have slipped into mid-table obscurity, are doing a lot better than expected.</p><p>All 3 of the bets I have lined up for this week take place on Sunday so both Friday and Saturday’s games can be relaxing affairs.</p><p>First up is the Nantes v Bordeaux game. As I write this, Bordeaux have just come off the pitch after a disappointing draw against bottom club Guingamp. Neither side is having a stellar season and, of course, Nantes have had to contend with the shock of one of their recently departed players deaths, something that is still reverberating around the halls of that particular club.</p><p>Bordeaux have the worst away form in the league and that’s why it’s worrying to see my system pick out a bet for the visitors here. At odds of 3/1, the system is seeing value, personally I disagree but the system has made a lot more money than I have over the years.</p><p>Swiftly on the heels of that game is my second bet for the day. Rennes are up against Marseille and this looks like it should be fairly one sided. Marseille had a poor start to the season but their form has picked up recently and they’ve started winning games again. Rennes have been mightily average all season and you’d expect them to stay that way. Picking up enough wins to stay out of trouble but not enough to be a worry to the top clubs.</p><p>My system has picked out a home victory here and, of course, the odds do hold value. Rennes are currently 19/10 with Unibet to win this one so although it won’t be easy, there is enough potential reward to take the risk in my book.</p><p>The last game for this weekend is the Monaco v Lyon match. I watched Lyon’s game against Barcelona midweek and you couldn’t be impressed by their organization and ability to break on the ball. In the end they didn’t create the kind of clear cut chances that would have worried Barcelona unduly but I suspect they may have too much for Monaco in this one. Monaco have been very poor at home this season and a side like Lyon should be getting all 3 points form this one.</p><p>That makes the 11/10 offered by Betfair a very enticing bet.</p><p> </p><h2>My Bets</h2><p><em><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/fr/ligue-1/fc-nantes-vs-fc-girondins-bordeaux-3554194/?mtid=1" target="_blank">Bordeaux to win away against Nantes</a> – 3/1 (4) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair </a></strong></em></p><p><em><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/fr/ligue-1/stade-rennes-vs-olympique-marseille-3554197/?mtid=1" target="_blank">Rennes to win at home against Marseille</a> – 19/10 (2.9) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a" target="_blank">Unibet</a> </strong></em></p><p><em><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/fr/ligue-1/as-monaco-vs-olympique-lyon-3554202/?mtid=1" target="_blank">Lyon to win away against Monaco</a> – 11/10 (2.1) with Betfair</strong></em></p>