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Bordeaux, Lille and Montpellier in fantastic French treble at 7/1

| 22.08.2014
SPORTSBOOK ODDS

Coral are offering enticing odds of 7/1 for this weekend’s French football Ligue 1 matches, with top-flight teams Bordeaux, Lille and Montpellier involved in enhanced treble.

Willy Sagnol’s table-topping side this term travel to Nice, Rene Girard’s men host Lorient and Rolland Courbis’ boys entertain Metz.

Nice v Bordeaux
Bordeaux, league champions in 2009 under Laurent Blanc, have not lost in their last four meetings with Nice, and are 6/4 favourites again, as they travel east to challenge a side who narrowly avoided relegation last term, as they finished in 17th.

Current leaders Bordeaux, winning both of their first two games and top on goal difference, won this fixture 2-1 last season, and are 9/1 to record that scoreline again.

Lille v Lorient
Ligue 1 winners in 2011 Lille face Lorient, who have beaten them just once in their last nine head-to-heads, and lost their last four. The home side are odds-on at 8/11 to win again.

Lille, who finished third last term, have a habit of scoring big against Lorient as, in recent years, they have recorded 4-1, 5-0 and 6-3 victories over them. Those first two results in their favour once more are 33/1 and 80/1 respectively.

Girard’s side are also a great 15/8 chance to win to nil, as three of their last four victories have come without conceding.

Montpellier v Metz
These two sides have not met in any competition since 2004, and only six times in history, but the home side recorded a 3-0 victory against them in 2001. Montpellier are odds-on at 4/5 to win, and 14/1 by that scoreline once more.

Newly-promoted Metz have found life in the top-flight difficult so far, and are without a victory this season so far from their first two games, while the home side have three points.

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Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.