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Ligue 1: PSG, OM and Lens, who has the best schedule in the title race?


In addition to being the leader, PSG seems to have a more favorable schedule than Lens and Marseille five days before the end of the Ligue 1 season.

And if the race for the title was relaunched?

Olympique de Marseille overcame Auxerre on Sunday (2-1), taking advantage of PSG's defeat earlier in the day against Lorient (1-3).

OM are back to 5 points behind the Ligue 1 leader, five games to go, and Lens can come back to a point behind the runners-up if they win their late match in Toulouse on Tuesday (9 p.m.).

We sift through the calendars of the three clubs still candidates for the title.

To discover

  • Calendar and results Ligue 1

  • League 1 standings

PSG: the fiasco is (really) forbidden

Due to its XXL workforce, Paris Saint-Germain has no right not to be champion of France.

Even more having counted up to 10 points in advance in mid-March.

And if we add its calendar at the end of the season... Clearly, the most favorable calendar is that of PSG.

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Christophe Galtier's players will chain Troyes and Ajaccio which, barring a miracle, will be relegated to Ligue 2. Two teams in crisis of play and result.

Behind will come Auxerre and Strasbourg, which will fight for their maintenance until the end.

Trap matches, but well within the reach of PSG.

Finally, the reception of Clermont, already maintained, will be like a formality on paper.

Even if, as we have seen lately, paper has no value when Paris does not provide the ingredients.

The Paris calendar:

D34: Troyes

D35: vs Ajaccio

D36: Auxerre

D37: Strasbourg

D38: vs Clermont

Marseille, very heavy and trap

OM can win everything, but they can also lose everything.

His calendar tends to prove it.

The Olympians will play THE shock of this end of the season, at Félix-Bollaert this Saturday (9 p.m.).

Knowing that Lens is the best L1 team at home (14 wins in 16 matches) and Marseille the best away (12 wins in 16 matches), it looks promising.

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But the season will not stop at Lens, far from it.

Marseille will receive Angers, already in L2, which appears liberated and uninhibited for a few matches.

Behind, back in the North where Lille, current 5th, plays very big in the race for Europe.

In the process, the reception of Brest, which is fighting for its survival, will look like a poisoned gift.

OM will have to whip.

The Marseille schedule 


D34: Lens

D35: vs Angers

D36: Lille

D37: vs Brest

D38: Ajaccio

Lens, a little leniency

The Sang et Or can take an 8-point lead over Monaco if they win this Tuesday in Toulouse, almost maintained, which is still recovering from its victory in the Coupe de France last Saturday.

Then there will be this famous Marseille reception, then relatively affordable posters.

Reims, 11th, no longer plays anything and remains on three consecutive defeats.

Lorient, 10th, faithful to his offensive game and perhaps galvanized by his success in Paris (1-3), can hinder the Lensois.

It is less certain for Ajaccio who, at this rate, will be officially relegated when they come to Pas-de-Calais.

Finally, watch out for Auxerre who could play their home game on the final day of the championship.

The Lens calendar:

D33: Toulouse

D34: vs Marseille

D35: vs Reims

D36: Lorient

D37: vs Ajaccio

D38: Auxerre

Source: lefigaro

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