French Ligue1 Week 2: Online Betting Preview

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Amidst all the hype and hoopla about Neymar’s arrival in Paris Saint Germain, French Ligue1 made a quite start last week. PSG scored a 2-0 over Amiens, while reigning league champions Monaco clinched a thrilling 3-2 win against Toulouse. With the arrival of Neymar and further potential star arrivals fueled by petro dollars from Qatar and elsewhere, Ligue1 is poised to make a quantum leap into the top-three football leagues in Europe.

As of the second week in Ligue1, there are several interesting matches for online betting. Here are the matches and then our top picks for based on the betting odds.

Matches

August 11
Nice vs Troyes
Rennes vs Lyon

August 12
Nantes vs Marseille
Amiens vs Angers
Bordeaux vs Metz
Caen vs St Etienne
Toulouse vs Montpellier

August 13
Strasbourg vs Lille
Dijon vs Monaco
Guingamp vs Paris Saint-Germain

Marquee Match of the Week

It has to be Paris Saint-Germain’s visit to Guingamp. The result of the match is actually a foregone conclusion. PSG are set to score a thumping win. The big question for online betting and for practically everything else is whether Neymar will score or not on his Ligue1 debut. Guingamp have shown enough quality in their 3-1 win in the match against Metz. So, it would not be a cakewalk for Neymar. But expect the Brazilian to find a way and crack a goal or two.

Other Interesting Fixtures

Toulouse vs Montpellier is going to be a cracker of a match. All the results have attractive odds. Montpellier won their opening fixture, while Toulouse lost against Monaco. But the form favours Toulouse. They will be a real force at home.  Prediction Toulouse to win 2-1.

Nantes vs Marseille is another interesting match if you analyze the betting odds on offer. Marseille are the clear-cut favourites, having scored big 3-0 win over Dijon in their opening fixture. Nantes, on the other hand, lost their inaugural match of the season against Lille 3-0. Marseille must be the favourites.

Finally, if you would prefer a bit of off-roading for online wagering, here is an adventurous pick of the week: Amiens vs Angers. It is a low-profile match, but the odds are of high stakes. Amiens lost their previous match against PSG, while Angers eked out a 2-2 draw against Bordeaux. It can be anybody’s game. Our prediction is a draw.
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