Another pulsating round of Ligue 1 matches has come to an end, with plenty of talking points and exciting action. Paris Saint-Germain edged out Lyon in a terrific game to maintain their 12-point lead at the top, Marseille stretched their unbeaten run to 14 games after beating Toulouse while there were crucial wins for Bordeaux, Montpellier, Monaco, Nimes and Strasbourg.
Ligue 1 Predictions
Andrei Girotto Rescues Nantes a Point in Dramatic Draw
Nantes rescued a dramatic point in stoppage as they played out a 3-3 draw with struggling Dijon. The home side looked set to collect a huge three points until Andrei Girotto secured a much-needed point for Nantes, who had lost their last three prior to this game.
There were four goals in the first half of this pulsating contest as both teams scored twice in the opening 34 minutes. The home side twice took the lead through Stephy Mavididi and Julio Tavares, but the visitors responded through Moses Simon and a Mickael Alphonse own goal.
The game looked to be petering out into a draw until Mavididi struck again for Dijon in the 90th minute and that looked set to give Dijon a morale-boosting three points. However, their hearts sank when Andrei Girotto headed past Alfred Gomis to deny Dijon a priceless three points and the chance to maintain their gap between themselves and Nimes.
Despite arresting their three-match losing streak, results elsewhere mean Nantes drop into 12th place. However, Christian Gourcuff will be delighted with the resilience shown by his side to come back three times. Dijon remain in 17th but are now just a point clear of the relegation zone after Nimes made further ground on them.
Paris Saint-Germain Continue Excellent Record Against Lyon
PSG collected a fifth consecutive home over Lyon beating them 4-2 in an excellent contest in the capital. Despite the difficult weather conditions, the game went ahead, and it was a terrific contest between two of France’s biggest football clubs. A deadly 47-minute spell won the game for the league leaders despite Lyon’s best efforts to recover the situation.
Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and a Marcal own goal put PSG in a commanding position with only 47 minutes played in the capital. However, the visitors rallied and managed to set up a grandstand final 30 minutes thanks to Martin Terrier and the in-form Mousa Dembele. But any hopes of Lyon snatching draw vanquished when Edinson Cavani added a fourth for PSG giving the home side a fifth straight league win.
Lyon slump to a disappointing second loss in three games and the pressure is starting to increase on Rudi Garcia. A run of three wins in nine games has seen Lyon fall to ninth, seven points adrift of the top four. Meanwhile, PSG maintain their 12-point lead at the top.
LWOF Ligue 1 Predictions
Angers 1-2 Lille – Angers 0-2 Lille
Amiens 0-2 Monaco – Amiens 1-2 Monaco
Dijon 2-1 Nantes – Dijon 3-3 Nantes
Marseille 3-0 Toulouse – Marseille 1-0 Toulouse
Metz 1-0 Bordeaux – Metz 1-2 Bordeaux
Nice 2-1 Nimes – Nice 1-3 Nimes
Rennes 2-0 Brest – Rennes 0-0 Brest
Montpellier 1-0 Saint Etienne – Montpellier 1-0 Saint Etienne
Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Lyon – Paris Saint-Germain 4-2 Lyon
Strasbourg 1-1 Reims – Strasbourg 3-0 Reims
Round 25 kicks off on Friday 14th February 2020. All games kick off on Saturday 15th February at 19:00 pm unless stated.
Monaco v Montpellier – Friday 14th February, 19:45pm
Amiens v Paris Saint-Germain – Saturday 15th February, 16:30pm
Bordeaux v Dijon
Nantes v Metz
Nimes v Angers
Toulouse v Nice
Brest v Saint Etienne – Sunday 16th February, 16:00pm
Lille v Marseille – Sunday 16th February, 20:00pm
Lyon v Strasbourg – Sunday 16th February, 14:00pm
Reims v Rennes – Sunday 16th February, 16:00pm