Ligue 1 Match Predictions

Updated: September 20, 2013

Match Preview: Reims vs. Guingamp


Match Date: 21 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune II


Online Sports Betting Tip — Ending in 2 consecutive draws manifest an overt slow-down in Reims’ performance. However, the club is determined to reverse the cycle and collect wins instead. The squad expects to further strengthen their campaign via winning in their own soil when they face their upcoming opponent, Guingamp.


Reims is hopeful that it will move its way up in Ligue 1’s ranking via defeating Guingamp. Currently sitting on the 6th spot, the club started a bit slow this season. Its last 5 matches resulted to a loss, 2 consecutive wins and 2 consecutive draws.


Meanwhile, Guingamp looks forward to bagging its 2nd win this season. The club has yet to find its rhythm after accumulating 3 losses, a draw and a single win. The pressure is on for the squad as the home court advantage belongs to Reims.



The Verdict: Reims win by a goal

Between the two, Reims stands as the match’s heavy favorite. They won 9 out of their 10 home matches and there will most likely do the same when they face Guingamp. Moreover, they have managed to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches.



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Match Preview: Sochaux  vs. Lille


Match Date: 21 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade Auguste-Bonal


Online Sports Betting Tip — After winning its last 7 matches in the league, Lille is confident to win despite playing in a different ground.


René Girard feels the heavy pressure of making a strong finish this season. Ranked as the 6th best club in the 2012/13 season, the Mastiffs is on the verge of entering the relegation zone as they fall into the 12th spot after their lackluster performance in their last 5 matches.


Lille suffered its second blow in the league when they lost to Nice. Prior to that, they forced a draw against Rennes, won over Saint Etienne, lost to Reims but won their matchday one battle against Lorient.
As for the case of Sochaux, the match opens the opportunity for them to secure their first victory this season. They are currently at the bottom pit of the table and struggle for survival. So far, their best performance during their last 5 matches are 2 draws. The rest of their encounters ended in disappointing losses.


The Verdict: Sochaux suffers another defeat

Despite playing in their own ground, Sochaux lacks the aggressiveness to win against Lille. The former was defeated during their last 7 matches, while the latter won its last 6 encounters.


This particular match falls short of being a head-turner as this only matters the most to Lille supporters.



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Match Preview: Rennes  vs. Ajaccio


Match Date: 21 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Route de Lorient


Online Sports Betting Tip — The Red and Blacks are enjoying the opportunity to increase their points and move further in the rankings as they meet minnows Ajaccio at home.


Like Reims, Rennes also witnessed their last 2 matches end in a draw. The Red and Blacks have only secured 2 victories and a loss in their last 5 matches. Nevertheless, the club sits comfortably on the 5th spot of Ligue 1’s ranking.


On the other hand, Ajaccio is in danger of falling into the relegation arena. Their 5 last matches ended in 2 defeats and 3 draws. Technically speaking, they are already in the relegation zone if not for the better goal difference that they have over Valenciennes. Pitted against the strong Rennes, perhaps this could be the match that will push them further into the bottom group.


The Verdict: An easy win for Rennes

The match is an outright giveaway to Rennes. Unless a claptrap occurs, the club has no reason to lose this game even if they sideline their best players.


The Red and Blacks  are the strongest when they play at home. They never lost their last 7 home matches.


However, they should be wary of a draw as Ajaccio is recognized for firing unexpected goals. The club is also observed to pull out a stalemate both in half and full time.




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