Outright bets on the French League 1 season 2020/21
What are the best Unibet odds for League 1 outright betting? This article takes a closer look at the outright betting markets and the clubs to look out for before starting a new season. Which Ligue 1 teams do players need to know in the 2021/22 season? Read on to find out the answers to these questions.
League 1 2021/22: who is the favorite?
League 1 2021/22 outright bets: can Lille defend their title?
Lille were the surprise Ligue 1 champions last season with a 17.00 * chance of retaining their title. The team lost only three matches, gaining 83 points, and beat PSG by just one point! From a formal point of view, Lille were definitely worse than PSG, Monaco and, perhaps, played on a par only with Lyon and Marseille. Without a doubt, the key to their success was solid defense, thanks to which they conceded only 23 goals throughout the season. And it was no coincidence that their xGA was 25.68, which is an incredible achievement, and this result can be difficult to repeat. But overall, their protection was very high.
The same players will play on the back line. Veteran Jose Fonte turns 38 in December and was a true legend last season. But will he be able to play at the same level this year? Sven Botman and Zeki Celik will continue to open up, but the departure of goalkeeper Mike Menyan remains a big problem. The former PSG player was sold to Milan for almost £ 12m and Lille has no one to replace him at the moment. Lille received almost £ 20m from Leicester City for midfielder Boubacari Soumare. The central zone looks like the weakest point in the team. She is currently protected by Benjamin Andre, Sheka and former Benfica player, prodigy Renato Sanches.
Last season’s top scorer was Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz, who scored 16 goals in just 23 matches. He’s another aging veteran, though, so you have to wonder if he can be as productive this season as well. The talent of strikers Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan Ikone and Canadian Jonathan David is undeniable. The trio should chalk up a handful of goals and assists this season, although Lille officials have not ruled out selling any of these players for big bucks. Probably the biggest challenge for all Lille fans is the departure of coach Christophe Galtier, who led the team to victory last season. He has taken on a new challenge in the Nice team, and will be replaced by Josselin Gourvennec. The former Bordeaux coach has never climbed higher than 6th place in Ligue 1 with any club and has not been involved in coaching for two whole years. The Lille team will have to make every effort to defend their title, so it is logical to assume that they will drop to about 3-5th place.
Strong favorites PSG
Last season turned out to be a real nightmare for PSG. They fired Thomas Tuchel at the end of December and then watched him continue his career and win the Champions League with Chelsea! This is the main European trophy that PSG secretly dreams of, but first they need to win back the title of champions in their home league. The probability that they will succeed is estimated at 1.174 * – they are clear favorites. Last year, things went wrong at PSG, not least because of the choice of players.
Not a single player has played in the starting lineup of the capital club in more than 29 league matches. Kylian Mbappe started only 23 matches, and Neymar was not even announced for more than half of the matches! PSG is known for constantly changing players and always prioritizing the Champions League, but the availability of key players can be expected to improve this season. Looks like PSG signed some good deals this summer. Moroccan right-back Ashraf Hakimi was the most expensive acquisition. He joined the team from Inter Milan for almost £ 55 million. Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma’s free transfer seems to have generated more interest. Ramos may be an old player, but he has a wealth of experience and a winning mentality that could be crucial for PSG.
Keylor Navas is said to start the season as the first goalkeeper, but Donnarumma is clearly a long-term decision for PSG and will fit perfectly into the team. All eyes will be on Kilian Mbappa as his contract expires in the last year. Will he sign a new contract, move to another team on transfer terms this summer, or just leave as a free agent in June 2022? Coach Mauricio Pochettino must make the most of this incredibly talented team. A coach from Argentina, who has never won a league title as a coach, is expected to at least put the team back in the Liga 1 leadership position. strong team composition and incredible team spirit.