We're expecting the goals to fly in during the final round of French fixtures.
It’s the final weekend in the Ligue 1, where PSG have reclaimed their title. Ahead of our best bets below, here are some final day stats to look out for:
- In the past 15 seasons the final round of Ligue 1 action has averaged 2.9 goals per game with 57% of matches seeing Over 2.5 Goals, which compared to the rest of the season is a 15% increase
- Away teams have kept clean sheets in just 17% of final round matches in the past 15 seasons – compared to 24% for the rest of the season
- The higher placed team has won 60% of final round home matches in the past 10 seasons – compared to just 53% for the rest of the season
Dijon v Angers – Saturday 19:00
Dijon have won all their last eight games when hosting middle-third teams, with more than two goals in seven of these matches and more than three goals in five. Moreover, Angers against similar opposition have had at least three strikes in nine of their last 12 games on the road and they’ve lost three of the last four of these. Furthermore, all the last three meetings between the two sides have had more than two goals, so back the Dijon win and Over 2.5 Goals.
Lyon v Nice – Saturday 19:00
Nice haven’t had much success this season against the top-six sides, losing five of their last seven winless matches, with six of them having seen more than two goals. Lyon, meanwhile, despite a slight hiccup on the road last weekend losing 3-2 to Strasbourg, are in exceptional form, winning all their eight games prior to that, with five of their last six matches seeing more than two goals. Moreover, they’re the in-form home team in the league, maximising their points across the last five, so we expect them to make it six on the bounce.
Rennes overcame Ligue 1 Champions PSG last weekend which sees them come into this game full of confidence. They’ve now won all their last three games and when hosting middle-third sides, they’ve recorded victories in four of their last six matches. What’s more, Montpellier have just two wins in their last 12 matches while they’ve scored only once in their five trips to the current top six this season. Furthermore, they’ve lost their last three matches against the current top eight despite two of those being at home.