Odds for the Top Ligue 1 Round 3 Matches

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos are set to play against Stade Brest on Friday while last season’s Ligue 1 champion takes on Saint-Etienne on Saturday. Check out Ligue 1 odds, analysis, and free picks for this weekend’s top French Ligue 1 matches.

Top French Ligue 1 Games to Watch this Week (Aug. 20th – 22nd)

Paris Saint-Germain -1 ½ (-161) vs Stade Brest +1 ½ (+120)

  • When: Friday, Aug. 20

Messi and Ramos didn’t play in PSG’s dominating 4-2 victory over Strasbourg. Messi and Ramos should step onto the pitch for this. Even if they don’t, covering the handicap is a foregone conclusion. Why? Kylian Mbappe and Georginio Wijnaldum will for sure play for Paris. 

Soccer Pick: Paris Saint-Germain

Lille +129 vs Saint-Etienne +210 

  • When: Saturday, Aug. 21

So far, in their quest to repeat as Ligue 1 titleholders, things haven’t worked out for Lille. The defending champs drew 3-3 with Metz on Aug. 8. On Aug. 14, Lille fell 0-4 to Nice. Saint-Etienne faces Lille on their pitch. The home team is worth a look. 

Soccer Pick: Saint-Etienne 

Lens +340 vs As Monaco -133

  • When: Saturday, Aug. 21

As Monaco is 0-2 in their last couple of matches, including dropping a Champions League qualifier to Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 in their last. Lens shows 3 straight draws. Lens has a shot, but Monaco will eventually get it together.  

Soccer Pick: As Monaco

Clermont +420 vs Lyon -175

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

On Aug. 15, Angers beat Lyon 3-0. Anybody who knows French Ligue 1 soccer knows that Lyon is better than what they showed in the loss. Clermont is one of those teams that jumped from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. Lyon should easily handle the underdog.  

Soccer Pick: Lyon   

Stade Reims +240 vs Metz +128

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

Neither Metz nor Stade Reims is in great form. Metz is in better form because they show draws. Stade Reims has lost matches. These two drew in the last head-to-head. That’s the way we’re going. 

Soccer Pick: Draw 

Angers +146 vs Bordeaux +175

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

After 2 French Ligue 1 matches, Angers is 2-0. Either Angers is really good, or they’ve played beyond their odds, or both. In any case, Bordeaux is the home team offering decent odds to beat a squad they grabbed a win from in the last head-to-head. The home team gets the nod.  

Soccer Pick: Bordeaux  

Lorient +235 vs Montpellier +115

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

On Aug. 13, Lorient beat As Monaco 1-0. Montpellier drew 3-3 with Stade de Reims in their last. In the last head-to-head, these two drew. If you like Montpellier back them, but we feel Lorient offers overlay odds. So we’re backing the road team. 

Soccer Pick: Lorient  

Estac Troyes +255 vs Strasbourg +103 

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

Clermont beat Troyes 2-0 in Estac’s last match. Strasbourg fell to Paris Saint-Germain in their last. There’s a chance Troyes wins this, but the home team offers excellent odds to bounce back from the PSG loss.    

Soccer Pick: Strasbourg   

Nantes +310 vs Stade Rennes -120

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

Nantes is playing well. The road team in this won their last, 2-0 agianst Metz, and drew with As Monaco in the match before. But Stade Rennes is the home team. Also, Rennes won the last head-to-head. 

Soccer Pick: Stade Rennes  

Marseille +150 vs Nice +175

  • When: Sunday, Aug. 22

The last time Nice faced Marseille, they blasted their rivals 3-0. But most believe Marseille is the better team. Nice heads into this after dominating Monaco. Give home squad the benefit of the doubt.  

Soccer Pick: Nice

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