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The Last Round of the French Ligue 1 Unfolds on Friday EveningPublished May 24, 2019 by Florin P
Dijon, Amiens, Caen and Monaco play key matches for another year in the French first division in the last round of Ligue 1.
Everything is clear at the top of the French first division, with the winner, the Champions League and Europa League places already decided. There is, however, plenty to fight for the bottom of the standings, where four teams are still in the race to avoid relegation. All the matches are played at 8 PM UK time, so punters can bet before the first whistle, as well as in real-time to take advantage of the live scores.
Monaco need only a Point on the Road
The Derby of the South is quite interesting this time of the year, as Monaco plays on the road against Nice. They don’t have a stellar record away from home, but they are the more motivated team, which explains the odds of 7/5 on Monaco to win. Nice are guaranteed to finish outside top six, regardless of the outcome of this match, so they won’t fight too hard. Betting on the draw makes perfect sense at odds of 5/2 offered by Intertops Sportsbook.
Amiens have their Faith in their Hands
Amiens have squandered more than a few opportunities to avoid relegation several rounds before the last match. They are still in a good position because they have home pitch advantage against Guingamp, the only team already relegated. Their opponents will finish in the last place regardless of how they play on Friday evening, so odds of 6/1 on their victory are not worth the risk. On the other hand, punters should consider a high stake bet on Amiens to prevail at odds of 1/2 at bet365 Sports.
Caen Take on out-of-form Bordeaux
Caen have two points ahead of Dijon, and have a favorable head to head record, but playing for a draw would be risky. They won’t take this chance against Bordeaux, a team that has nothing to fight for and is mired in a long losing streak. 888 Sport only offers odds of 1/2 on the hosts to prevail in spite of their poor record this season. This is justified by the importance of this match and Caen’s superior motivation.
Dijon cling on their Faint Chances against Toulouse
The best case scenario for Dijon is the play-out against a team from the second French division. In order to get that far, they need to defeat Toulouse at home and hope that Caen loses against Bordeaux. The chances for both to happen are slim, but they will throw everything they’ve got in the last 90 minutes they play in Ligue 1. Winner Sports offers odds of 3/5 on Dijon to finish the season with a victory.