The final games in the French second tier, Ligue 2, are played tonight and the league situation is incredibly tight. No less than six different teams can finish in the top two places, and not one of those teams are playing each other. I’ve tried to put together some Ligue 2 tips and analysis about what I think will happen.
Ligue 2 tips: Racing Strasbourg v FBBP 01
Strasbourg are the league leaders on 64 points and will win the league with victory. They face FBBP 01 at home in their final match of the season. They should be home and hosed but two draws in the last two games have allowed other teams to catch them. They have won their last four at home while FBBP have only won of their last three games.
My tip: Strasbourg to win at 1.18
Ligue 2 tips: Stade de Reims v Amiens
Amiens lie in second place by virtue of a vastly superior goal difference over Troyes, on 63 points. A victory for them should be enough for them to be promoted. They’ve been on the charge, winning five on the spin, scoring 12 and conceding just four. Stade de Reims have won one in eight, and haven’t won at home since March 10 against Corsican side Ajaccio.
My Tip: Amiens to win at 1.56
Ligue 2 tips: Sochaux v Troyes
Troyes occupy third and the promotion playoff spot by one point from Lens and Brest. They’ve taken 13 points from five games, but away from home their form is a bit up and down, with only two wins from six games. They face a Sochaux side who have won once in their last seven games and haven’t won at home since March 17.
My Tip: Troyes to win at 1.51
Other Ligue 2 tips and analysis
As it stands, I can’t see anything but victories for the top three which should keep things as they are. Fourth-placed Lens have a home game against Chamois Niortais which they should win although Niort defied pre-match stats and drew with Strasbourg. Fifth-placed Brest are at home to Gazelec Ajaccio who are in half-decent form and could push them all the way while Sixth-placed Olympique Nimes are away to already-relegated Stade Lavallois, a game they should win.
Will the results go this way? Only time will tell. Post your Ligue 2 tips and tell us what you think will happen.