Marseille - Rennes to produce goals & five Ligue 1 tips to follow

Our French league betting expert analyses the value on offer from the top flight with selections including PSG to win with ease and a hunch in Caen.
* PSG with some comfort
Match Odds: PSG 1.44, Draw 4.0, Brest 8.0 (William Hill)
Tip: PSG to win with -1 handicap (2.25)

PSG are starting to find their form now, unbeaten in three and winning the previous two. Yes, they haven't won with such conviction that a team with Menez, Pastore, Gameiro et al should, but the important thing is that they are winning. They eventually overcame a tricky Toulouse and we should back them to comfortably overcome Brest who - in spite of being unbeaten - haven't won a game this season and have scored just three goals.

* Top V Turgid
Match Odds: Montpellier (1.70) Draw (3.50) Nice (5.25) (William Hill)
Tip: Montpellier to win @ 1.70

Montpellier surprisingly lead Le Championnat despite losing to Lyon last time out. Nice are yet to record a win and lie just outside of the relegation zones with two points and two goals to their name (neither from open play and Montpellier have yet to concede from a set piece). Looks to be a home win all day long.

* Stalemate Forecast
Match Odds: AC Ajaccio (2.50) Draw (3.00) Valenciennes (3.00) (William Hill)
Tip: Draw @ 3.00

Both teams are in the relegation zone and this has the makings of a fairly typical Ligue 1 encounter, with few goals on offer from teams. You just can't see either side breaking the other down and holding on for three points.

* Back goals at the Velodrome
Match Odds: Marseille (1.75) Draw (3.40) Rennes (5.00) (William Hill)
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals (2.05)

Rennes showed their attacking strength by leading Caen 3-0 at half-time but proved that they are not infallible by conceding two goals in the second half. A stronger side could have capitalised further on what was a nervy half hour for them. Marseille have the quality of Valbuena to call upon to do real damage but the sensible bet is not to back a winning team but to go for goals.

* A HT/FT Hunch
Match Odds: Caen (2.50) Draw (3.00) Toulouse (3.0) (William Hill)
Tip: Toulouse HT Caen FT (34.00)

This one is a bit of a hunch. Toulouse started strongly against PSG and led at half-time but they drifted away in the second half of the match and conceded three times. Caen, on the other hand, were vice versa, scoring twice against Rennes in the second half after a disastrous start to the match. Does lightning strike twice? Maybe...

Davie's Last Tips

Nice - Brest (draw) Nice 0-0 Brest
Montpellier double chance: Lyon 2-1 Montpellier
HT Draw/PSG second half: Toulouse 1-0 PSG HT/ Toulouse 1-3 PSG FT
Valenciennes - Bordeaux (draw) - Valenciennes 1-2 Bordeaux
Alain Traore to score: Auxerre 4-1 Ajaccio (Traore '75, '80)
Overall: Two winners from five tips

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