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Wednesday's Ligue 1 predictions including Saint-Etienne vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Wednesday's Ligue 1 fixtures, including Saint-Etienne vs. Paris Saint-Germain.


Metz vs. Bordeaux (Wednesday, 6.00pm)

Josh Maja pictured ahead of Bordeaux's Ligue 1 clash with Paris Saint-Germain in February 2019.© Reuters

Metz host Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Wednesday with the visitors able to leapfrog their opponents in the table with a victory.

Neither side have scored 20 goals in the league yet this season, so it could be a cagey encounter.

We say: Metz 1-1 Bordeaux


With both sides better defensively than they are offensively, we can envisage a cagey encounter between two defensive sides, with the performance of Ben Arfa crucial in terms of lighting up the game.

A low scoring draw would not be a surprise, with both sides content to avoid defeat as they look for a respectable mid-table finish this season.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Brest vs. Nice (Wednesday, 6.00pm)

Nice's Pierre Lees-Melou celebrates with teammates after scoring against AS Monaco on November 8, 2020© Reuters

Brest take on Nice in Ligue 1 on Wednesday with the two sides separated by a solitary point in the table.

The visitors do have a game in hand on their forthcoming opponents, though, with both sides able to move into the top half with a positive result.

We say: Brest 2-2 Nice


Brest have been stronger at home this season with Nice better on the road, so it should be an intriguing battle on Wednesday.

We can envisage an entertaining score draw, with Brest one of the league's most goal-friendly sides at either end of the pitch this season.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Nantes vs. Rennes (Wednesday, 6.00pm)

Nantes players in a team huddle before the clash with Monaco on September 13, 2020© Reuters

Nantes begin a new era under Raymond Domenech on Wednesday when they kick off 2021 with a home fixture against Rennes in Ligue 1.

Les Canaris ended 2020 with a dismal 3-0 defeat to table-toppers Lyon, whereas Rennes marched to their fourth victory in a row with a 1-0 triumph over Metz.

We say: Nantes 0-2 Rennes


It remains to be seen how the ever-controversial Domenech will set up for his maiden game in the Nantes dugout, and the hosts will be boosted by a couple of returns from suspensions. However, Rennes are in a terrific spell of form and are historically strong in this fixture, so we cannot see any other result than a routine win for the visitors in their first match of 2021.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Lorient vs. Monaco (Wednesday, 6.00pm)

Monaco manager Niko Kovac pictured in September 2020© Reuters

Lorient host Monaco in Ligue 1 on Wednesday evening as both sides look to build on the 2-2 draws they recorded last time out.

The hosts are currently occupying the relegation playoff place after a difficult first half of the campaign, while Les Monegasques are fighting for European qualification.

We say: Lorient 0-2 Monaco


Although Monaco have been struggling somewhat of late, Lorient's troubles in front of goal and their lack of quality across the pitch should mean Kovac's side pick up the three points here. They cannot afford to lose any more ground on the top four, and a narrow victory is the most likely outcome in midweek.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Strasbourg vs. Nimes (Wednesday, 6.00pm)

Strasbourg goalkeeper Bingourou Kamara pictured in the 2019 Coupe de La Ligue final© Reuters

Strasbourg take on Nimes in Ligue 1 on Wednesday with both sides fighting tooth and nail to avoid relegation this season.

The visitors can overtake their opponents in the table and potentially move out of the relegation zone with a victory.

We say: Strasbourg 2-1 Nimes


With Nimes in desperate form and Strasbourg showing some signs of improvement prior to the break, we can envisage a crucial win for Laurey's side.

There is little doubt that they have the higher ceiling of the two sides, with Ajorque possessing the ability to earn his side the three points.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Reims vs. Dijon (Wednesday, 8.00pm)

Reims manager David Guion pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Reims entertain Dijon on Wednesday evening as Ligue 1 action returns following a two-week winter break.

Both sides recorded important victories last time out, and they will be hoping to build on them as they fight to stay in the division.

We say: Reims 1-1 Dijon


Both teams will be confident coming into this one after their recent good results, and neither side will want to come away empty-handed. Therefore, it could be a tight affair that sees them take home a share of the spoils.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Marseille vs. Montpellier (Wednesday, 8.00pm)

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Two teams looking to put dismal ends to 2020 behind them lock horns in Wednesday's Ligue 1 fixture as Marseille play host to Montpellier HSC at the Orange Velodrome.

Both sides took just one point from their final three fixtures before the Christmas break, with the hosts losing at Angers while Montpellier came up short against Lille last time out.

We say: Marseille 1-1 Montpellier HSC


This is a difficult game to call between a Marseille side who are excellent at home, and a Montpellier team who consistently produce the goods on the road. Neither club ended 2020 how they would have wanted to and will be desperate to resume their charge for a top-four finish here, but we cannot separate the two sides and expect the spoils to be shared at the Orange Velodrome.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or draw.

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St Etienne vs. PSG (Wednesday, 8.00pm)

Paris Saint-Germain PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe celebrate after scoring against Istanbul Basaksehir on December 9, 2020© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain begin the Mauricio Pochettino era on Wednesday when they travel to Saint-Etienne for their first Ligue 1 fixture of 2021.

The hosts, meanwhile, have strung together a six-game unbeaten run in the top flight but remain just six points clear of the relegation zone.

We say: Saint-Etienne 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain


Saint-Etienne are not to be taken lightly despite winning just four matches this term, and the hosts are sure to fancy their chances with a plethora of PSG players out injured. It remains to be seen how Pochettino will line up in his inaugural game in the champions' dugout, but we still expect an injury-hit PSG team to get over the line and begin their new era in perfect fashion.

Our tipster partners are predicting an away win.

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Lyon vs. Lens (Wednesday, 8.00pm)

Lyon manager Rudi Garcia pictured in November 2020© Reuters

Lyon will be aiming to cement their position atop the Ligue 1 rankings when they welcome an inconsistent Lens to the Groupama Stadium following the Christmas break.

Les Gones ended 2020 at the top of the pile following a 3-0 victory over Nantes, and Lens also won their final game of the year as they overcame Brest 2-1.

We say: Lyon 3-1 Lens


Lens have proved themselves as a force to be reckoned with away from home, with Rennes and Monaco both failing to break Haise's men down so far. The loss of Toko Ekambi is sure to harm Lyon's goalscoring prospects, but the league leaders should still have too much quality for the visitors and will be expected to pick up where they left off with a resounding victory this week.

Our tipster partners are predicting a home win.

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Lille vs. Angers (Wednesday, 8.00pm)

Lille head coach Christophe Galtier pictured on November 5, 2020© Reuters

Lille entertain Angers in Ligue 1 on Wednesday with the hosts looking to move top of the table.

The visitors, meanwhile, have performed above expectations this season, and can move as high as fifth by upsetting Lille with a win.

We say: Lille 3-1 Angers


We can envisage an entertaining encounter in Lille, with the hosts giving themselves a good chance of moving top of the league with a victory.

The likes of Yilmaz and Yazici will be looking to pick up from where they left off prior to the winter break, with the attacking Turkish duo in scintillating form.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Championship
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21143448113745
2Lille20126235152042
3Lyon20117239192040
4MonacoMonaco21123642301239
5Rennes2010643022836
6Marseille209562722532
7Lens219483030031
8Angers209382531-630
9Bordeaux208572321229
10Metz207762118328
11Montpellier HSCMontpellier218493339-628
12Brest2082103136-526
13Nice207582328-526
14StrasbourgStrasbourg2072112932-323
15Reims205692831-321
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne204792030-1019
17NantesNantes203982032-1218
18Nimes2043131641-2515
19Dijon192891226-1414
20Lorient1933132038-1812

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