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Odds to Win Ligue 1: PSG Is Overwhelming Favorite

Ligue 1 Betting Odds August 27, 2020 Kylian Mbappe

On the face of it, the 2020-21 season should be a procession for Paris Saint-Germain. For sports bettors, however, there is no value investing in certainties when longer odds exist that could pay out just as easily. It’s with this mindset that anyone who is a fan of Ligue 1 football should approach the new French football season.

Here’s how the current odds are looking from the best soccer betting sites and their futures market for Ligue 1:

Odds To Win The 2020-21 Ligue 1 Championship
TeamOdds
Paris Saint-Germain-1400
Lyon+2000
Marseille+2500
Lille+5000
Monaco+5000
Montpellier+10000
Nice+10000
Rennes+10000
Lorient+25000
Nantes+25000
Saint-Etienne+25000
Stade Reims+25000
Angers+50000
Bordeaux+50000
Dijon+50000
Nimes+50000
RC Lens+50000
Racing Strasburg+50000
Metz+75000
Brest+100000

Odds as of August 27 at Bovada

Let’s look at how best to take advantage of some of the best prices across the coming 2020-21 campaign.

The Reigning Champions

With PSG getting so close to the Champions League glory they crave, their loss in Lisbon will be all the more painful. While it’s unlikely to prompt any sort of hangover in terms of results, the runners-up in Europe’s biggest club competition have been allowed special dispensation for an extended break before beginning domestic action.

The current champions don’t play until September 10 against Lens, with their next game against bitter rival Marseille on September 13. We like the look of the visitors to Le Parc des Princes that night already.

Despite the disappointment of getting so close to European glory, Thomas Tuchel’s side is still rightly odds-on to win Ligue 1 at -1400. In fact, they’re so short that we’d recommend you look at how other teams can have a successful season instead of backing them to win Ligue 1.

In terms of top goalscorers in the division, Neymar is a mouth-watering +700, while Kylian Mbappe can be invested in at a far shorter price of +105. We’d take the Brazilian at those odds, but Memphis Depay makes sense as an outside or an each-way chance at 12-to-1.

The Chasing Pack

While PSG looks to have Ligue 1 locked up, there are still plenty of other challengers to their title worth investing in.

Lyon starts as a +2000 shot to win Ligue 1 but is a more attractive bet to win the league “Without PSG“. In this market, they are generally priced up at around +140 but are currently +900 on SportPesa. Marseille (+187.50) could be a good shout for this too, especially if they get that early win at PSG that we suspect they might. If Marseille signs Alfredo Morelos from Rangers, expect them to pull clear of their rivals for the runner-up spot later in the season.

Lille and Monaco look to be shadows of their former selves and we wouldn’t be confident of either side sealing their Champions League slot ahead of the last day of the season. The European transfer window slams shut on October 5 and we’d say both teams are in need of reinvestment in order to shoot for a better season in 2020-21 and beyond.

The Outsiders

While clubs like Metz look doomed this year, one team we can see being successful from the less fancied group of teams jostling for positions below the Champions League places is Rennes, or Stade Rennais as they are also known.

Having spent money rather than simply selling players this summer, manager Julien Stéphan looks to have better options at his disposal than last year and this could improve further if Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori signs on loan after the imminent West London arrival of Thiago Silva.

With Martin Terrier joining Rennes from Lyon for £9.45 million and Nayef Aguerd persuaded to swap Dijon for Roazhon Park, they could be an outside bet to finish in the top three, available at +550 at present. It’s the position they were in – behind Marseille – when last season’s Ligue 1 was wrapped up early because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Whichever way you’re betting, the futures market for Ligue 1 is available and with play already underway, any value should be snapped up right away. Although Paris Saint-Germain looks good to make it four titles in a row, there is plenty to bet on elsewhere in Ligue 1 and it promises to be an exciting season ahead for sports bettors.