The French soccer league Ligue 1 continues this weekend with Round 35 played from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2. The previous Round 34 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 Lens, who sit in the fifth position.
In Round 35, second-placed PSG will look to climb back to the top spot as they play away at surprise entry in the top 5, Lens, on Saturday, May 1. The next day, on Sunday, May 2, third-placed Monaco and Lyon, who sit in the fourth position, will go head-to-head.
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.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Lens betting picks (Saturday, May 1)
Depending on Lille's clash with Nice at home, this might be a "do or die" matchup for PSG. If they win, and Lille lose, the Red and Blues will move on top of Ligue 1, at least until later that day. Whatever happens, they must stay close to their title rivals if they want to repeat their 2019-20 success. FanDuel see Mauricio Pochettino's side as the firm favorites in this match, but Lens will certainly not be an easy bite for them, considering the fact that the Blood and Gold have been unbeaten in the league since January 23. As a result, they currently sit in the fifth position on the table that leads to the qualifying stage of the UEFA Europa Conference League.
In five of their most recent Ligue 1 fixtures, neither club has not failed to score, so what we can expect from this matchup is lots of goals. Thus, betting that the game has Over 3.5 goals could be an interesting bet, at +124, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $124. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Neymar, as he is at +270 to be the first one to score.
Monaco vs Lyon betting picks (Sunday, May 2)
This clash is important for both sides, especially because of their positions on the table. With four rounds to go, including this one, no club can afford to lose valuable points in a battle to secure a spot in the European cups. Monaco sit third with 71 points, so a triumph over their direct rival could inch them closer to qualifying into the Champions League. However, shall Lyon claim a victory, they would get to a point difference, and the Ligue 1 table will get even more complicated than it already is.
Lyon are +1850 underdogs, while Monaco are the side FanDuel consider the slight favorite in this clash. The Monegasques have not lost a single match in all competitions since March 3, so it's reasonable to think that they will continue their impressive run, especially against a direct rival. In fact, the defeat to Strasbourg has been their only loss in 2021 so far. Taking all things into consideration, betting that the game ends in a 2-1 victory for the home team could be a sure bet, at +800, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $800.
Parlays for these two matchups of Ligue 1 Round 35
A solid parlay bet could be the following: PSG and Lens to score Over 3.5 goals; Neymar to be the one to score first in the game, and Monaco to beat Lyon 2-1. At $100, the bettor could win up to $1,194.
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