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Ligue 1 2017/18

​​Predictions for good bet on Ligue 1

Gameweek 28 (09 - 11/03/2018)

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Here we are! The calendar of the season 2017/2018 of Ligue 1 is here and will be special from the first whistle. Will the club of the favorites succeed in keeping their title with several senior advertisers that they are leaving? Can Paris regain its leading position? Will Lucien Favre's Aiglons confirm the good performance of last year? Can Lyon and Marseille reach the top of the table this season? We're looking forward to seeing what this season is all about!

The teams to follow in Ligue 1

Whereas all the formations are on the war to be strengthened in Ligue 1, some teams already offers us certainties like PSG. They should once again fly over the debates against the weakest teams in the championship. A final victory of the PSG is proposed at 1.30 at Betclic. Monaco, who's been last favorites, are confirmed favorites this season despite a large review of the workforce. The Monegasques' rating is proposed at 4.00 if they manage to retain their title this year. Behind, Nice also seems to be in a better position. Finally, the two clubs to follow will be Lyon and Marseille. The Gones will evolve with several players like Tolisso or Valbuena, but the men of Bruno Génésio have always found the necessary resources to position themselves in the Top 5 or even better. For their part, the Phocaeans could also return to the foreground thanks to a well-targeted recruitment and the paw of Rudi Garcia. In the second part of the standings, the performances of Caen and Dijon will be scrutinized under the microscope, who stayed on the wire last year.

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Betting Tips

There is almost no doubt that Strasbourg, Amiens and Troyes will not reach the top of the table next year, but in view of their performances last year, the promoted clubs should be able to aim at keeping up. On the contrary, we will have a close look at teams like Caen, Dijon or Montpellier who have been in doubt for several seasons and are experiencing difficulties to switch to good form.

The Unknown: Lille and Saint-Etienne

Difficult to make a bet on these two teams who experienced many changes last season. The 2011 champions of France has undergone many changes in-house with the arrival of a new president at the head of the club but also a new coach and not the least since it is Marcelo "El Loco" Bielsa will take Place on the LOSC bench. When one knows the qualities of the Argentinian technician and his capacity to transcend his players, it is possible that Lille reserves nice surprises this season. For his part, Saint-Etienne saw Christophe Galtier draw his curtsy and move towards new horizons. It is Oscar Garcia who will have the heavy task of succeeding the French technician who stayed eight years on the bench of Stéphanois. So, will the Spaniard succeed in pulling the Greens to the top of the standings? Answer in a few months!

Betting on strikers: smart!

If Ligue 1 is known for its low number of goals, it is still the same ones that make the nets tremble. Often in big clubs, these attackers in position of number 9 are obsessed by the adverse cages and adore to adjust with a precision millimeter of the strikes that always end at the bottom of the goal.

Edinson Cavani, who has surpassed 30 goals (35 in total) or Radamel Falcao who has scored 21 goals this season. They usually pull their teams up and optimize the shoot-out ratio. Indeed, these exception scorers rarely miss their target and fly almost every time, so it seems wise to bet on them when other betting options are limited or we do not know where to turn, As much as the odds for a goal of one of the players of this magic duo is often enticing. Close to 2.00 and rarely below 1.70, it would be a shame to be deprived of this, especially when we see the constancy of these scorers throughout the season.

Ligue 1 statistics for your predictions

In order to bet on the Ligue 1, you have to master a very precise datum, which confirms an idea received far from flattering for our championship: in comparison with other championships, the number of goals registered on the lawns of Hexagon Is far from reaching peaks.

Over the last five seasons, no exercise has seen the bar of 50% of games with more than 2.5 goals scored being crossed! To go further, 3 seasons out of the last 5 show a percentage of 56% of matches with less than 2.5 registered goals, the other two exercises displaying 54 and 55% on the counter! A starving statistic, which confirms the almost non-existent gap that remains between most of the Ligue 1 formations.

The season 2016/2017 was more fruitful than the previous seasons because the Monegasques and the Parisians overflew the debates offensively. The average number of goals this season has turned to around 2.6 goals per game, demonstrating once again that the level of Ligue 1 is constantly evolving and that attacks find the nets much easier and reach To adjust the sight. It is therefore interesting to try bets +2.5 goals often offered at interesting odds around 2.00.

Similarly, this season also proved to be very difficult for the Ligue 1 formations to dictate their law outside. With a small average of only 26% of victories on the road, the teams of the Hexagon simply did not succeed in imposing their supremacy out of their bases. Nevertheless, special mention for the PSG and Monaco which culminates with 73% and 68% of victories. In other words, these teams are impermeable to the pressure of the opponent and they are flying over the championship!

Finally, they are very close to the teams at home since the French formations are relatively solid in their den. With a percentage of 68%, Nice (73%), Marseille 68%) and Olympique Lyonnais (63%) who have posted a good ratio of home wins the previous season.

Even for the PSG, everybody can beat everybody, and that's what makes it harder for bettors! If you are a fan of handicapped games, you will need to focus on 1-goal wins and draws, which often pays off.