Ligue 1 predictions: Round 20

GFFN editor-in-chief Raphaël Jucobin and GFFN sub-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: 102

Luke: 93

Game of the week: Olympique de Marseille v AS Monaco, Saturday 20:00 (UK)

Luke: Ligue 1 returns after last weekend’s Coupe de France action, and it is a gameweek laden with brilliant and difficult-to-predict fixtures. After Marseille’s thrilling late win at the Stade Louis II just before the World Cup break, Monaco face Les Phocéens again on Saturday night. Both are in good form and have the necessary firepower to win the game. Paris Saint-Germain versus Stade de Reims will also be a tight fixture. Christophe Galtier’s side haven’t been in top form since the return of domestic football, which Will Still remains undefeated with Reims. 

Elsewhere, FC Lorient take on Stade Rennais in the Breton Derby. Both will be hoping to reaffirm their European credentials. They will be looking to close RC Lens, who should make light work at a struggling ESTAC Troyes. In the battle of two of the most inconsistent sides in the division, Lille visit OGC Nice on Sunday. Goals are guaranteed with both sides in desperate need of points to close the gap to the European places. Buoyed by the arrival of their new caretaker manager Didier Digard, Nice could just have the edge. 

Raphaël’s full predictions:

Lorient 1-1 Rennes

Troyes 0-2 Lens

OM 3-1 Monaco

Nice 2-2 Lille

Auxerre 2-1 Montpellier

Brest 1-0 Angers

Clermont 1-1 Nantes

Strasbourg 1-2 Toulouse

Ajaccio 0-2 Lyon

PSG 3-2 Reims

Luke’s full predictions: 

Lorient 1-2 Rennes 

Troyes 0-3 Lens

Marseille 1-2 Monaco 

Nice 3-2 Lille 

Auxerre 0-0 Montpellier 

Brest 1-0 Angers

Clermont 2-0 Nantes

Strasbourg 3-1 Toulouse 

Ajaccio 0-2 Lyon 

PSG 0-0 Reims

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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