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GFFN Feature Editor Eric Devin and veteran GFFN contributor Jeremy Smith compete in our Ligue 1 prediction contest. It’s three points for a correct score and one point for a correct result. Who will emerge victorious at the end of the season?

Scores after the eleventh week!
ERIC: 72

Match of the week, Marseille v Strasbourg, Saturday, 8 p.m. (UK)

Jeremy: It’s a testament to the continued competitiveness (first place aside) of Ligue 1 that almost every game still has something to do this weekend. Arguably the biggest stakes are at the Vélodrome, where Marseille need to secure a Champions League place that is suddenly under threat after comfortably watching theirs a few weeks ago, while Strasbourg could cap off a great season by winning a place. in the Europa League. Marseille have struggled at home this season and their last two matches at the Vélodrome – 0-3 against Lyon and 0-0 against Feyenoord – do not bode well. Strasbourg have lost just one of their last seven away games and will be confident of being able to test an OM side who will have more pressure on them to achieve the club’s stated goal of UCL qualification.

Eric: With both of these teams keen to secure a place in the league that will see them comfortably in Europe, this is by far the biggest game of the weekend. Marseille are looking to seal third, or second if Monaco lose points, while Strasbourg can hold off Nice to clinch fifth and a Conference League berth. While one might be tempted to give the hosts the advantage, knowing what an intimidating atmosphere the Velodrome can be, Marseille’s exhaustion has been laid bare in recent weeks, and Julien Stéphan’s swaggering side should have advantage here.

Jeremy’s full predictions:
Nantes 2-1 Saint-Etienne
Brest 2-0 Bordeaux
Angers 2-1 Montpellier
Lorient 2-1 Troyes
PSG 3-0 Metz
Clermont 2-2 Lyon
Lens 2-2 Monaco
Reims 1-2 Nice
Marseille 2-2 Strasbourg
Lille 1-2 Rennes

Eric’s full predictions:
Nantes 1-1 Saint-Etienne
Brest 2-1 Bordeaux
Angers 2-1 Montpellier
Lorient 1-1 Troyes
PSG 4-1 Metz
Clermont 1-2 Lyon
Lens 1-2 Monaco
Reims 1-3 Nice
Marseille 1-2 Strasbourg
Lille 1-3 Rennes


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