Ligue 1 Matches Steal the Show on Sunday Afternoon and EveningPublished September 20, 2020 by Florin P
The most exciting matches of the day are played in France, where Ligue 1 schedules the bulk of the weekend matches on Sunday afternoon and evening.
Their matches scheduled in several of the top championships in Europe, but the most exciting ones are played in France. 14 teams will compete on this day and six of them are involved in highly anticipated matches that can shape the top of the standings. In the Spanish top-flight, Real Madrid play the opening match after winning the last season in emphatic manner, against the ambitious team of Real Sociedad.
PSG Try to Pick Up First Win of the Season
PSG suffered back-to-back defeats in what can be well described as the worst season start in the last decade. The reigning champions will try to make amends on the road, when they take on Nice, a team that has caused them few troubles in the past. They’ll be without their best players, including Neymar who saw a red card in the brawl at the end of the match with Marseille. In spite of all these issues, bet365 Sports still credit them with the first chance and odds of 3/5 as opposed to 4/1 for Nice.
Montpellier and Angers Aim for the First Place
Montpellier and Angers find themselves in the enviable position of playing for the first place after winning two out of three matches. They are both in good form and have their best players fit to play, so they are entitled to hope for another three points in this encounter. Home pitch advantage has always been huge in the series, hence the odds of 11/10 on the hosts to win. The visitors are not to be underestimated and odds of 5/2 are where the line with their ability to cause an upset on the road.
Marseille and Lille Play the Derby of the Day
Marseille won an important match against their archrivals, at the end of a game that ended in an all-out brawl. Now they need to build on that victory and secure another three points on the road, this time against Lille. They will be no fans cheering for them, but recent results are encouraging enough to justify a bet on the home side at odds of 13/10. 888 Sport offers such high odds on the hosts, but respects the potential of Lille to cause an upset and offers odds of 23/10 on their victory.
Real Madrid Play the Opening Match in La Liga
Real Madrid will play the first match of the new season on the road against a team that never defended against them. The fact that the reigning champions only won twice in the last five matches speaks volumes about the hosts’ ability to convert the odds of 7/2 into profit. Furthermore, there were no draws recorded in the last 15 matches between these two teams, an outcome prized at 3/1 by 888 Sport. Punters who go for the likely Real Madrid win can only expect odds of 3/4, which are not high for an away game.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, September 16 at 1 pm UK time.