Ligue 1 Predictions | Round 1

Ligue 1 Predictions, Round 1

GFFN editor-in-chief Raphaël Jucobin and GFFN senior editor Luke Entwistle face off in our Ligue 1 predictions competition. It’s three points for a correct score, two points for a correct score difference, and one point for a correct result. Who will come out on top at the end of the season? 


Raphaël: 0

Luke: 0

Game of the week: RC Strasbourg Alsace v Olympique Lyonnais, Sunday 19:45 (UK)

Ligue 1 returns with a thrilling tie on Friday night. Nice have a new man at the helm in Francesco Farioli, and he will be hoping to get off to a winning start. However, he comes up against a Lille side that have retained their key assets – so far – making this a tricky tie for the inexperienced Italian. PSG’s preparation for their opener against Lorient has been sub-optimal to say the least, but a victory at the Parc des Princes would certainly lift the mood around the place. 

Marseille’s loss against Panathinaikos in midweek means that Marcelino’s reign got underway on a bad foot. Things don’t get too much easier for the Spanish manager, who comes up against a Reims side that were something of a surprise package last season. The Champagne club’s investment in the summer transfer window will make them even more competitive, and they may be aiming to disrupt the not-so-established order at the top of the table. The gameweek closes with Strasbourg v Lyon: two clubs that seem to be heading in different directions. Patrick Vieira has to prove that he embodies the ambition of this rejuvenated Strasbourg side, whilst a loss for Lyon could put Laurent Blanc under some early pressure. 

Raphaël’s predictions:

Nice 1-3 Lille

Marseille 2-1 Reims

PSG 3-1 Lorient

Brest 0-2 Lens

Nantes 1-0 Toulouse

Clermont 0-0 Monaco

Montpellier 2-0 Le Havre

Rennes 3-1 Metz

Strasbourg 1-1 Lyon

Luke’s predictions: 

Nice 2-3 Lille

PSG 3-1 Lorient

Strasbourg 2-0 Lyon

Marseille 3-1 Reims

Brest 0-3 Lens

Nantes 1-1 Toulouse

Clermont Foot 1-3 Monaco

Montpellier 1-1 Le Havre

Rennes 4-2 Metz

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