The French Ligue 1 has gained even more recognition this season following the transfer business done by PSG.
The Paris Club made four top-class signings in the summer, the bulk of them for free. Gianluigi Donnarumma joined from AC Milan, Achraf Hakimi made the move from Inter Milan, Sergio Ramos failed to renew his contract before making the switch and Barcelona, owing to financial constraints and La Liga rules could not retain Lionel Messi.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men now top the league, 13 points ahead of second-placed Nice.
Christophe Galtier led Lille to an unexpected League win last season. However, he has joined Nice this term and his team is in second place while the defending champions sit in 12th position.
The Ligue 1 continues to reward punters with great cashouts. This season is not any different. With 14 matches played by most teams, some notable patterns have emerged.
Here are four bet options that can help punters reap further rewards in this season’s French league.
Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving PSG
PSG has the most fearsome attack trio in the Ligue 1 in Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Yet, this has come at the expense of a balanced and cohesive team.
The Parisians have been largely dependent on the individual quality of these forwards offensively. However, the team has been continually exposed in defence due to the unwillingness of the offensive players to contribute defensively.
The French leaders are likely to concede in every game. So far, they have conceded 14 goals, more than any member of the top three. In the same vein, they have scored the most goals in the division.
The former champions have recorded 10 over 2.5 margins in 14 matches played this season and that trend should expectedly continue.
Hence, this is a fancy bet option for punters to include in their slips as it promises plenty of rewards.
Goal/Goal In Matches Involving Brest
Promoted two seasons ago to the top division, Brest has remained largely competitive in the Ligue 1.
They currently sit in 13th place. However, they are one of the most exciting teams to watch in France.
After joining from Montpellier this season, Michel Der Zerkarian has kept with his philosophy of positional play and possession retention. Unfortunately, he has lacked the highest quality to execute perfectly at times.
Les Pirates are the second-highest scorers in the bottom 10, yet, they have conceded just in the same measure that they have scored.
Brest has been accumulated 12 goal/goal matches this season. That is a whopping 86 per cent of their games played.
Zerkarian’s men are far from the drop zone. They will likely continue to approach games in the same way and these kinds of results are almost inevitable.
Punters will do well to take advantage of this bet option.
Rennes To Win Over 6.5 Corners
Rennes began last season brilliantly but managed to wither away in the closing stages of the season.
They have begun the new season just like they did the last. Les Rennes currently sit in the third position, behind PSG and Nice and look poised to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
While Bruno Genesio’s men have lost Eduardo Camavinga who was one of their brightest prospects, they have remained stable, especially in defence.
Rennes has one of the finest dribblers in France. Jeremy Doku is able to commit defenders on the flanks and deliver a cross for Gaetan Laborde who has got great aerial presence.
Owing to the Belgian’s trickery, opposing defenders are quick to him close him down at the expense of conceding corners.
So far, this term, Rennes have won an average of 6.8 corners. It is therefore a smart option for punters to have this bet option.
Halftime Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Metz
This bet option is one of the most rewarding options. Indeed, it is particularly risky, yet, the time frame in settling this bet is one that makes it exciting.
Some teams are slow to get off the blocks in matches and before the end of the first half are able to record at least two goals.
Metz has been one of those teams in the Ligue 1. Little wonder they are at the foot of the table.
They are prone to conceding early in domestic matches. Apart from the fact that they have the worst defensive record in the division, half of the goals conceded has come in the first half.
Frederic Antonetti has a very young squad, which while they are quite enterprising, sometimes come off as being naive.
Metz might yet be relegated this season, but it is wise for punters to back them in recording over 1.5 goals at halftime.