Ligue 1 Predictions | Round 30

Ligue 1 Predictions, Round 30

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?

Scores

Raphaël: 146

Luke: 161

Game of the week:  Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique Lyonnais, Sunday 20:00 (UK)

PSG’s focus will be elsewhere between now and the end of the season. After progressing to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, there is a real possibility of reaching the final and even winning the trophy, which is viewed as the holy grail in the eyes of the club’s QSI owners. In contrast, there is little to play for between now and the end of the season for PSG in Ligue 1. PSG are destined to win the title – and at a canter. Brest’s defeat last weekend only accelerates Les Parisiens’ charge. 

The team that beat Brest, Lyon, could keep the title race open – at least mathematically speaking – a little longer. Unlike PSG, they now have everything to play for. A 4-3 win against Brest, secured in the dying seconds of the game, sees OL move up to seventh. Should they stay there, they would be guaranteed some form of European football next season, regardless of their performance in the Coupe de France final. Their performance against Brest, at least the second half of it, was one of the most chaotic that we have seen from Lyon this season. However, they have the offensive players to cause any team problems, especially when all the individuals are performing at or around their peak, as they currently are. 

There was a boost for Lyon as well earlier this week. Alexandre Lacazette was forced off on a stretcher on Sunday and OL feared the worst. However, he is set for an immediate return; he is in line to start against PSG. There are no fresh injury concerns for PSG, who have welcomed Bradley Barcola back to the fold.

Raphaël’s full predictions
  • Nice 1-2 Lorient
  • Nantes 2-2 Rennes
  • Lens 3-0 Clermont
  • Le Havre 1-2 Metz
  • Lille 2-1 Strasbourg
  • Reims 2-2 Montpellier
  • Brest 2-2 Monaco
  • Toulouse 1-1 Marseille
  • PSG 3-1 Lyon
Luke’s full predictions
  • Nantes 2-1 Rennes
  • Brest 2-3 Monaco
  • PSG 2-2 Lyon
  • Nice 1-0 Lorient
  • Lens 3-0 Clermont Foot
  • Le Havre 0-0 Metz
  • Lille 2-0 Strasbourg
  • Reims 1-1 Montpellier
  • Toulouse 1-2 Marseille

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