Another pulsating round of Ligue 1 matches has come to an end, with plenty of talking points and exciting action. Paris Saint-Germain maintained their five-point lead, Marseille collected a sixth straight league win and there were huge wins for Nice, Reims and Strasbourg. Here are the results for our latest set of Ligue 1 predictions.
Ligue 1 Prediction Results
Toulouse Suffer Seventh Consecutive Defeat
Toulouse’s miserable form continued as they lost to Strasbourg, a seventh straight defeat for Les Violets. Antoine Kombouare has collected just three points out of a possible 24 since taking over. In contrast, it’s another excellent win for Strasbourg and the perfect response to their hammering from Brest.
The visitors started well when Nicolas Isimit-Mirin opened the scoring, but they soon crumbled as Strasbourg turned the game around courtesy of goals from Lamine Kone, Adrien Thomasson and Ludovic Ajorque. Wesley Said pulled one back for Toulouse but Lebo Mothiba ensured a first win in three games for Strasbourg.
Seven straight defeats leave Toulouse bottom of Ligue 1 and the pressure is increasing on Kombouare. Strasbourg stays 15th but crucially open a six-point gap on the relegation zone.
Reims Turn on the Style Against Saint Etienne
Reims ended their five-match winless run in style by comfortably beating Saint Etienne. It was the first time this season Reims had scored more than two goals in a game. It’s a pleasing return to form for David Guion’s team, while it was disappointment for Claude Puel, whose team slump to a second defeat in three games.
Remi Oudin put Reims ahead in the opening ten minutes. Romain Hamouma equalised but Reims dominated the final exchanges and sealed the win thanks to Boulaye Dia and Moussa Doumbia.
Reims move into the top half while Saint Etienne drop to eighth, level on points with bitter rivals Lyon
Ligue 1 Predictions: How Did We Do?
Each week at Last Word on Football, we attempt to predict the results of each match offering stats and viewpoints on each game. Our Ligue 1 predictions are in bold on the left with the actual results in italics.
Lille 2-1 Brest – Lille 1-0 Brest
Nimes 0-2 Lyon – Nimes 0-4 Lyon
Monaco 3-1 Amiens – Monaco 3-0 Amiens
Montpellier 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain – Montpellier 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain
Nice 1-0 Metz – Nice 4-1 Metz
Rennes 2-1 Angers – Rennes 2-1 Angers
Strasbourg 2-1 Toulouse – Strasbourg 4-2 Toulouse
Marseille 2-1 Bordeaux – Marseille 3-1 Bordeaux
Nantes 1-0 Dijon – Nantes 1-0 Dijon
Reims 1-2 Saint Etienne – Reims 3-1 Saint Etienne
Matchweek 18 begins on Friday 13th December. All matches kick-off at 19:00pm on Saturday 14th December unless stated.
Lille v Montpellier – Friday 13th December, 19:45pm
Metz v Marseille – Saturday 14th December, 16:30pm
Amiens v Dijon
Angers v Monaco
Brest v Nice
Nimes v Nantes
Toulouse v Reims
Bordeaux v Strasbourg – Sunday 15th December, 14:00pm
Lyon v Rennes – Sunday 15th December, 16:00pm
Saint Etienne v Paris Saint Germain – Sunday 15th December, 20:00pm