Ligue 1 Tips: Gattuso to be in trouble after Game Week 22

Ligue 1 Tips: Gattuso to be in trouble after Game Week 22

Dermot is once again looking to the home sides in this week 13/2 Ligue 1 treble

A not so Nice implosion done in last week’s treble. Earlier in the season I flagged Dante as a weak link in the Nice defence. I guess it’s some form of comeuppance for my earlier doubts. Francesco Farioli’s side must bounce back from that defeat to Monaco in a trip to the Groupama to face a rejuvenated Lyon on Friday evening. After last week PSG are now out of sight in the Ligue 1 table with an 11pt lead. However, second to 6th are now separated by just four points. Monaco (3rd) travel to Toulouse with Lille (5th) welcoming Le Havre on Saturday. Lens (6th) travel to an out-of-sorts Reims whilst Brest (4th) have a tough home game against Marseille.

Strasbourg Vs Lorient Prediction

Sun Feb 18th 12:00

Strasbourg are a pretty solid home side whereas Lorient are the worst away side in Ligue 1. Patrick Vieira’s side have become tough to beat at La Meinau (W2-D2-L1). Their only loss over the last 5 home games has been to PSG. Lorient have given themselves a fighting chance or survival with 7pts over the past 3 games. There is plenty of holes in that form though.

Strasbourg to win @ 8/11

Montpellier Vs Metz Prediction

Sun Feb 18th 14:00

When both teams are out of form, it tends to pay to lean to the home side. Montpellier have been playing better than their bare form suggests. This game is an ideal chance to potentially move up to 12th in the table. Metz have lost both of their recent ‘must win’ games to Lorient and Toulouse. They’ll know they can’t afford to lose another of the games to those around them in the Ligue 1 table. I have doubts they have the mental resilience to get anything from the game. La Paillade are still a dangerous counter attacking team so should be ideally set up it when Metz decide to push up.

Montpellier to win @ 4/6

Brest Vs Marseille Prediction

Sun Feb 11th 19:45

Brest’s draw at Clermont is their only real blip in Ligue 1 since a home draw with Strasbourg back in early December. Marseille on the other hand haven’t won since around the same time as that Brest Vs Strasbourg game. OM are 5 points from the European spots and out of the Coupe de France. Gattuso’s only saving grace at the minute is the Europa League. The visitors won the reverse fixture back in August but Eric Roy’s side a more formidable outfit now. Hence the 7 pt and 4 positions in the table between the two sides.

Brest to win @ 6/4

Ligue 1 Smart Bets

Strasbourg to win @ 8/11

Montpellier to win @ 4/6

Brest to win @ 6/4

Above in a treble (best priced): 13/2

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French football connoisseur and Irish racing power house. He brings a certain je ne sais quoi to The Accademics with his flair for hidden gems in Ligue 1. When he’s not absorbed in all things France, Dermot is a Sunday warrior who splits his time between Irish horse racing and the NFL. Makes up one half of the unofficial SRD 49ers fan club.
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