Ligue 1 Matchday 37 Odds, Preview: Champions League Teams Set

PSG One Point Away From Title

Champions League Teams Set

Paris Saint-Germain have effectively already won the Ligue 1 title. The Parisians are six points ahead of second-placed Lens with just two games left. Plus, PSG hold a +16 goal difference advantage over Lens, which would come into play in case of a tiebreaker. To remove all doubt, Kylian Mbappe and PSG need to get a point vs. Strasbourg on Saturday. Meanwhile, Lens and Marseille have both clinched Champions League berths. A win for Lens vs. Ajaccio on Saturday clinches second place and an automatic group stage place. Third-placed Marseille would advance to a playoff if the season ended today. We’ll look at some matches with title, European tournaments, and relegation implications as we review the Ligue 1 Matchday 37 odds.

Matches of the Week

STR Strasbourg vs PSG PSG

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Christophe Galtier and PSG are favored to clinch the Ligue 1 title on the road at Strasbourg on Saturday. It would mark back-to-back Ligue 1 wins for the Parisians, and Kylian Mbappe is in line to win a fifth straight Ligue 1 Golden Boot.

Mbappe scored twice within the first 10 minutes as PSG defeated Auxerre 2-1 last weekend. He and PSG are -160 favorites heading into Saturday’s match. Strasbourg are not technically safe from relegation yet, but it would take two losses and two Nantes wins for it even to become a question. The hosts enter the weekend in 15th place in the Ligue 1 standings.

A draw is sufficient for PSG here, and one comes in at +330 odds. Coincidentally, a point for both sides also ensures Strasbourg’s survival. PSG are one-goal favorites for the match and show -105 odds to cover. Strasbourg’s Alexander Djiku is suspended for Saturday’s match as the hosts come in at -125 odds to cover.

Strasbourg have also been propelled by a 20-goal season from Habib Diallo, who has scored three times in the last three matches.

Still, Strasbourg enter the match as +390 underdogs and have won just five of their 18 home matches this season. Meanwhile, PSG have the best road record in Ligue 1, at 14-1-3. They’re -160 favorites as Lionel Messi is available to play in this match.

Achraf Hakimi is suspended, though, and a handful of PSG players, most notably Neymar, are out injured. PSG are on an 11-match unbeaten run vs. Strasbourg and have averaged over three goals per game in the last five meetings. Over three goals display -120 odds for the match as PSG look to win a record 11th league title.

REN Rennes vs Monaco MON

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Both Rennes and Monaco are in the running for a European berth. Currently, Monaco are in fourth, which conveys a Europa League berth. However, they’ve won just one of their last five matches. Meanwhile, Rennes have put together consecutive wins and are just three points behind the Monegasques.

Amine Gouiri scored a hat trick in Rennes’ 5-0 win over Ajaccio last weekend, and Rennes have scored nine goals in their previous two matches.

Heading into Saturday, the Ligue 1 Matchday 37 odds price Rennes as ½-goal favorites at +105 ATS and moneyline odds. Should Rennes win, they’ll be level on points with Monaco with a superior goal difference.

That means Rennes will move from sixth into fourth place if Lille draw or lose vs. Nantes on Saturday. Rennes also have one of the best home records in the league this season, at 14-4. Meanwhile, Monaco +½ sits at -135 odds for this match. They’ve actually been better on the road this season than at home, with a 10-5-3 record away from Monaco.

Key Rennes defender Arthur Theate missed the match vs. Ajaccio and is also questionable for this match. Monaco have won three of the last four meetings between these two sides and display +230 odds to go on and win this match.

When Rennes and Monaco faced off last August, it finished in a 1-1 draw. Here, a draw comes in at +275 odds. Rennes have averaged a spectacular 3.5 goals per game over their last four matches but under three goals show -125 odds for the match.

OM Marseille vs Brest BRE

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Marseille are assured of making at least the Champions League playoff but are five points behind Lens for an automatic berth. On OM’s Ligue 1 schedule this weekend, they have a match vs. Brest match. Both teams have scored in the last six meetings of this fixture but under three goals sit at -125 odds for Saturday’s contest. Last weekend, Brest ended Clermont’s seven-game unbeaten run and picked up a 2-1 win. Brest enter this match with three wins in their last four, but they’re still just in 14th place.

Despite Brest’s run of good form, they’re 1½-goal underdogs for Saturday’s match at -125 odds to cover. They have also kept four shutouts in their last six matches but are +675 underdogs here. Marseille -1½ shows -105 odds and the hosts are -270 favorites.

They fell 2-1 to Lille on Matchday 36 and have lost two of their last three games. Still, they have won their last three home games and averaged 2.7 goals per game in the process.

When these teams met in August, the game finished level at one. Another draw is priced at +415 odds for Saturday’s match. While both teams have scored in the last six meetings of this fixture, both teams have also scored in each of Marseille’s last six games overall. In fact, OM have kept just one clean sheet in their previous ten games. Wingback Nuno Tavares was a healthy scratch from Marseille’s last game, and it’s unclear whether he’ll play for the rest of the season. Dimitri Payet is also suspended for the hosts.

LIL Lille vs Nantes NAN

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Lille currently occupy fifth place in Ligue 1, which confers a UEFA Europa Conference League berth. They’re just two points behind fourth-placed Monaco, but Rennes are hot on their heels. On Saturday, Lille take on a Nantes side very much threatened by the prospect of relegation. With four teams heading down to Ligue 2 this season, Nantes would be the final side if the season ended today. The Coupe de France finalists are one point behind 16th-placed Auxerre with two games to go.

Nantes haven’t won a league game for over three months, and the Ligue 1 Matchday 37 odds price them at +625 odds here. Lille are unbeaten in the last 15 meetings of this fixture and are 1½-goal favorites.

LOSC come in at +125 odds to cover and they also display -240 moneyline odds. Nantes sit at -155 odds to cover the spread despite losing 3-0 to Montpellier last weekend. The visitors have yet to find the back of the net in each of their previous four games.

Two of the last three meetings between these two sides have finished in draws, though, and a second of the season stands at +375 odds. While Nantes have struggled mightily to score, Lille have also failed to score twice in their last three games.

They did pick up a 2-1 win over Marseille on Saturday, though. Jonathan David converted a penalty and has scored 22 goals this season. Over 2½ goals come in at -145 odds in a match that is crucial for both teams.
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