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Saturday's Ligue 1 predictions including Lille vs. Nantes

Sports Mole provides score predictions for both of Saturday's Ligue 1 fixtures - Lille vs. Nantes and Nice vs. Metz.


Lille vs. Nantes (Saturday, 4.00pm)

Lille's Jonathan David celebrates scoring their first goal with Burak Yilmaz on November 23, 2021© Reuters

Reigning Ligue 1 champions Lille will aim to rise into the top half of the table this weekend as Nantes pay a visit to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Jocelyn Gourvennec's side overcame Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 in the Champions League in midweek, while the visitors' most recent clash saw them go down 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain.

We say: Lille 2-1 Nantes


Nantes starting the day above Lille in the table truly represents the champions' alarming fall from grace, but Gourvennec will hope to see his side take inspiration from their positive results in Europe.

Having struggled to make a game of it against PSG with a man advantage, Nantes' poor fortunes on the road are set to continue as Lille - boosted by some key returns - continue their unbeaten streak at home.

Our tipster partners are predicting a home win.

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Nice vs. Metz (Saturday, 8.00pm)

Nice's Hicham Boudaoui and Justin Kluivert celebrate scoring their first goal with teammates on August 28, 2021© Reuters

Having returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 following the international break, Nice prepare to welcome Metz to the Allianz Riviera on Saturday night.

Christophe Galtier's side sunk newly-promoted Clermont 2-1 in gameweek 14, while the visitors played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Bordeaux.

We say: Nice 2-0 Metz


Nice were arguably fortunate to walk away from their encounter with Clermont with all three points in the bag, and Galtier cannot expect his side to blow away Metz with ease.

However, the visitors just cannot keep the back door shut and will have a hard time breaking down this Aiglons defence, so we can only back the hosts to post back-to-back wins in routine fashion.

Our tipster partners are predicting a home win.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG22165146182853
2Nice22134536181842
3Marseille21117330161440
4StrasbourgStrasbourg22105744291535
5Rennes22104841212034
6Montpellier HSCMontpellier2210483730734
7MonacoMonaco229673526933
8Lens229673631533
9NantesNantes229583027332
10Lille228863030032
11Lyon218852927231
12Angers217862828029
13Brest227782833-528
14Reims225982227-524
15Clermont2256112239-1721
16Troyes2255122031-1120
17Bordeaux2248103453-1920
18Metz2247112443-1919
19Lorient2238111838-2017
20Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2126131843-2512

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