The French soccer league Ligue 1 continues this weekend with Round 34 played from Friday, April 23, to Sunday, April 25. The previous Round 33 didn't bring a change at the top of the table as Lille are still leading reigning champions, Paris Saint-Germain with a point. In third are Monaco, followed by Lyon, and Marseille, who sit in the fifth position.
In Round 33, second-placed PSG will look to climb back to the top spot as they play away at Metz on Saturday, April 24. The next day, on Sunday, April 25, leaders Lille face a tough battle against Lyon in a bid to keep their position on the Ligue 1 table.
This round provides an opportunity for the bettor to play around with parlays, picks in the over/under, or goalscorers. Here are some sports betting predictions to consider when placing a bet on these Ligue 1 matchups.
Metz vs Paris Saint-Germain betting picks (Saturday, April 24)
DraftKings see Paris Saint-Germain as the firm favorites in this match, considering are the absolute better side in head-to-head games, managing 16 wins so far, in comparison to Metz's three victories. PSG are placed in second place on the Ligue 1 table with 69 points in 33 matches so far, just a point below the leaders Lille. Meanwhile, the Maroons should be an easy bite, as they sit seven positions below them, in ninth place with 43 points in 33 games.
As a result, the Qatari-owned powerhouse are at -380 to win this matchup while the wager on the underdogs, Metz is at a whooping +900. At $100, the bettor could earn $900. In all honesty, it looks very unlikely that Metz will be able to pull an upset here, so betting that the matchup ends in a 3-0 win for the guests, for example, is paying out +700 on FanDuel. It might be a much more interesting option than an outright bet. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Kylian Mbappe, as he is at +220 to be the first one to score.
Lyon vs Lille betting picks (Sunday, April 25)
Lille are +270 underdogs, and while they fail to win against Montpellier in Round 33, they are still sitting on top of the Ligue 1 table with 70 points in 33 fixtures so far. Thanks to the home slip-up, the seven-time French league winners Lyon are now seen as the favored side by the oddsmakers for this clash. Interestingly, despite the odds in their favor, it is the Dogues who have a better head-to-head record with 19 triumphs, over Lyon's 13.
FanDuel believe that the Kids will prevail in this matchup and take the leaders down from the top spot, as they are at +105. Meanwhile, a tie would result in a +240 payout. Considering that both sides have a lot to lose if they fail to win here, betting that the game ends in a 1-1 tie could be a sure bet, at +550, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $550.
Parlays for these two matchups of Ligue 1 Round 34
A solid parlay bet could be the following: PSG to beat Metz 3-0; Kylian Mbappe to be the first one to score in the game, and the Lyon vs Lille derby clash to end in a 1-1 draw. At $100, the bettor could win up to $1,470.
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