This week’s Saturday accumulator comes from the final day of action in France’s top flight, and we’re backing three teams to win their respective games with hopes of turning £10 into £91.40.
The games all start at 8PM. Let’s hope these selections get our Saturday night up and running in style. Good luck!
Angers v Montpellier
It’s incredible to think that Montpellier were champions just five years ago, and la Paillade are now a shadow of their former selves. Those sentiments have been highlighted throughout 2016-17, especially on their travels, and that could show once more on Saturday.
Jean-Louis Gasset’s men have suffered defeat in 12 of 18 away games this term, conceding 42 times in the process. While Angers aren’t the most prolific side in the division, they do boast seven wins and five draws at the Stade Raymond Kopa.
The hosts enter the final game on the back of an impressive 2-0 win away at Nice too, which should given them an additional sense of confidence here. With a number of players scoring on a fairly regular basis, Stephane Moulin should fancy his side’s chances.
Angers lost the away trip to Montpellier back in August, but a lot has changed since then. We’re backing them to end their league campaign in style to provide a timely boost heading into the cup final next weekend.
Guingamp v Metz
A top half finish signals a productive season for Antoine Kombouare’s Guingamp and their home form has been the only reason for it. A return of 11 wins from 18 is particularly impressive for a side that has lost 12 of 19 on the road, and we’re backing their Jekyll and Hyde campaign to continue with another three points on the final day.
The hosts haven’t been in great form recently, but their last match at the Stade du Roudourou did end in a 4-0 win over Dijon and should be equally confident against another of the sides promoted from Ligue 2 in 2015-16.
Guingamp do score goals, boasting two strikers with 20 goals between them in the form of Jimmy Briand and Yannis Salibur. Their real strength on home turf, however, has been their defensive record of just 13 conceded. Given that Metz boast just 12 on their travels, another shutout could be on the cards.
With the visitors conceding over twice per away game too, we have to fancy a home win.
Toulouse v Dijon
While nothing is mathematically confirmed, it looks as though Dijon will be playing Ligue 1 football again next year. Nevertheless, it’s hard to overlook the fact that they’ve won just one of 18 matches on the road, and we think they will suffer another loss at they make the trip to the Stadium Municipal.
Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men have scored 19 goals on their travels, but have also leaked 37 in the process. Those defensive problems have seen them lose 11 of those previous 18 games. Conversely, Toulouse have lost just five of their home games, which is why they should enter this one with immense confidence.
It has been a poor few weeks for the hosts, so a win here would be a great way to end their season on a high. Pascal Dupraz’s side certainly have the quality to cause problems for the visitors throughout, and that should see them increase their tally of 28 home goals. Against a poorly travelled away side, even one strike might be enough for the victory.
Dijon registered an important 2-0 win in December’s reverse clash. On home soil, though, Toulouse should exact their revenge.