Ligue 1 Predictions | Round 5

Ligue 1 Predictions, Round 4

GFFN editor-in-chief  Luke Entwistle and GFFN’s  Raphaël Jucobin 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: 18 

Luke: 16 

Game of the week: Paris Saint-Germain v OGC Nice, Friday 20:00 (UK)

Will AS Monaco replicate their form from before the international break? Adi Hütter’s side were the most exciting side in the division, scoring 13 goals in their first four games of the Ligue 1 season. The Principality club face a difficult trip to Lorient ahead of more difficult tasks against Mediterranean rivals Nice and Marseille. Nice could do their local rivals a favour on Friday by taking away points from Paris Saint-Germain. Luis Enrique’s side, after a slow start, have begun to hit their stride. However, they come up against a solid Nice side with the best defence in the league, having conded just twice in the opening four days. 

Elsewhere, Rennes and Lille meet in what should be a battle for the Champions League places. Both were tipped for strong seasons, but neither side is yet to deliver on that. Rennes aren’t extracting the full potential from their impressive and youthful attacking arsenal, whilst Lille arguably have a weaker side than last season’s. That’s the argument posited by Paulo Fonseca, who bemoaned Les Dogues’ transfer dealings prior to a slender win over Montpellier. 

Raphaël’s full predictions 

PSG 3-1 Nice

Rennes 2-2 Lille

Lens 2-0 Metz

Lorient 1-2 Monaco

Reims 1-0 Brest

Clermont 1-1 Nantes

Strasbourg 2-3 Montpellier

Marseille 2-0 Toulouse

Lyon 1-0 Le Havre

Luke’s full predictions

PSG 2-0 Nice

Rennes 1-1 Lille 

Lorient 0-3 Monaco 

Lens 3-1 Metz

Reims 2-1 Brest

Clermont 1-0 Nantes

Strasbourg 1-2 Montpellier

Marseille 2-0 Toulouse 

Lyon 0-0 Le Havre

GFFN | Luke Entwistle


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