Ligue 1 Matchday 6 – Preview and Prediction

The French Ligue One draws much more attention this year than in the past, which is why we began covering this championship. Lots of teams are after PSG, wanting to dethrone the Saints and establish themselves as the new rulers. Yet, that is very tough because Messi, Mbappe and Neymar aren’t willing to give up their throne that easily.

Here are the best picks for Matchday 6 with odds and short previews.

Nantes VS PSG

These two teams were the winners of trophies last season. Nantes was the champion in the French Cup, while on the other side, PSG won the championship. The hosts didn’t start the campaign very well, having just one victory in the league, with three draws and a defeat. All of their games but one were with both teams scoring, with the note that the defense isn’t playing well at all.

On the other side is PSG, who slipped at home two rounds ago, playing 1-1 with their big rivals, Monaco, 1-1, and that still aches Messi and the boys. The Saints defeated Toulouse on the road, 0-3, three days after that, but it seems they aren’t satisfied. Up until this moment, PSG scored 21 goals in five Ligue One games and is by far the best attack in the league.

These two sides met in the French Super Cup just before the start of the championship, and the Saints won that event without any trouble, 4-0. This clearly suggests what we should bet on, and that would be PSG’s win by at least a two-goal margin. The Saints are far better than the hosts, whose problems in the back line could lead to a disaster if Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe have a solid night for their standards.

Pick: PSG -1.5 3/4 at BetXchange

Montpellier VS Lille

The home team is on fire these days. After humiliating Brest on the road last weekend, 0-7, they were better than Ajaccio at home 2-0. In these two games, Montpellier showed every bit of its talent, indicating that they have the quality to attack the place, which leads to the international stage. All but their last game in the domestic championship were with three or more goals, and the majority in the preseason were as well.

As for Lille, they post mixed results and are one average team for the middle of the standings. In five games, they have had two wins, two losses, and one draw. The characteristic thing for this unit is that they both score and allow goals, which has happened in all of their Ligue One games so far, while four of them concluded with three or more hits.

This game promises goals, because both teams like to play attacking football, sometimes forgetting the defensive assignments. Our pick here is for both teams to score.

Pick: Both teams to score 3/5 at BetXchange

Nice VS Monaco

The Derby of the French Riviere closes the round on Sunday night. Monaco hosts Nice, in the matchup that raises the tension on the southern shores of the French seaside. Both teams have the ambitions to attack the title if not this, then the next year for sure, and they are considering one another fierce competition.

Nice won the last game on the road in Lille, 1-2, and that was the first following four straight with goals on both ends. In general, they play tough football, with a low number of goals, and only one this year ended with over 2.5 hits.

As for Monaco, they have just one win in competitive games in the current campaign. The last five saw them losing three times and two draws. About the efficiency, every of Monaco’s events was with both teams netting, and four of seven with over 2.5 goals.

This is a good opportunity to bet on both teams scoring, with both units having problems in the back line. Plus, this is a local derby, and we expect a bit more fire than usual.

Pick: Both teams to score 3/5 at BetXchange