Ligue 1 Preview: Who will end up in Ligue 2 next season?

Ligue 1

Rennes-Monaco

The champions play their last game of the season away against Rennes at the Roazhon Park. Monaco were crowned champions after young prodigy Kylian Mbappe Lottin scored the title-winning goal for Monaco at home during the week. Rennes have a positive 3-1-1 record in their last 5. Monaco, with 11 straight wins and 20 unbeaten games in Ligue 1, have a 3-0-2 record due to their two losses against European giants Juventus. Monaco are 1st and already clinched the title, therefore Jardim might turn to squad rotation for the last match. They have 92 points, while Rennes have 50 points, and are 9th in the table.

Angers-Montpellier

This match will have 13th place Angers host Montpellier at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The home side account for a 2-1-2 record in their last 5, as they have earned 43 points in Ligue 1. Montpellier hold a terrible 1-0-4 record in their last 5. They are 15th in the table with 39 points, while Angers are 13th with 43 points.

Toulouse-Dijon

Toulouse will host Dijon at the Stadium Municipal, as the away side are dangling with relegation. They are however, very likely to stay in Ligue 1 next season as their improved record will probably overpass that of other teams in the relegation zone. The home side are 11th with 43 points, while Dijon are 16th with 36 points.

Paris Saint Germain-Caen

The last game at the Parc des Princes will have Caen visit PSG on Saturday. PSG had a negative season in Emery’s debut, as they only won the Coupe de la Ligue so far, and fell to both Barcelona in a historic comeback and against Monaco in their incredible season. They are 2nd in the league with 86 points while Caen are 17th with 36 points, 1 clear of the relegation playoff.

Lyon-Nice

The most entertaining match of the weekend will probably have Lyon host Nice at the Stade des Lumieres. Both teams will play qualifiers to make it to their respective European competitions, with Favre’s side reaching the UCL and Bruno Genesio’s side fighting for the UEL. Lyon are 4th with 66 points, while Nice are 3rd with 77 points. The home side are currently 4-0-1 in their last 5, while Nice are 2-1-2, having lost their last 2.

Guingamp-Metz

Guingamp will play Metz at home for the 38 fixture of French football. Despite their horrible 1-0-4 record in their last 5, their 47 points have secured the 10th spot in Ligue 1. Metz are 14th with 43 points, as they hold a 2-1-2 record in their last 5.

Lille-Nantes

Lille will host Nantes at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy for the last time this season. The home side came 12th with 43 points, while Nantes are 7th with 51 points. Lille hold a 2-0-3 record in their last 5, while Nantes possess a 3-0-2 record.

Lorient-Bordeaux

Lorient, who are currently going to play the relegation playoff, are looking to save the season and stay in Ligue 1. A win or a tie would probably save them if Bastia and Nancy fail to win, since 17th place Caen will likely lose to PSG. Bordeaux are 6th with 58 points, as they hold a 2-3-0 record in their last 5. Lorient are 18th with 35 points. They hold a 1-1-3 record in their last matches.

Nancy-Saint Etienne

Last place Nancy hold very little chances of playing in Ligue 1 next season, as they host Saint-Etienne at the Stade Marcel Picot. Nancy are 20th with 32 points, while Saint-Etienne 8th with 50 points. The home side hold a miserable 0-1-4 record in their previous 5 matches. A.S.S.E have accounted for a 1-2-2 record in their last 5.

Marseille-Bastia

The last game of the season in Ligue 1 will have Marseille end the season at the Stade Orange Velodrome, against SC Bastia. The away side are currently 19th with 34 points, while Marseille hold the 5th spot in Ligue 1. Rudi Garcia’s side hold a 5-game unbeaten run, as they are 3-2-0 record in their last 5.