17/2 Opening Week Treble

Ligue 1 returns when Clermont face the might of PSG in Occitan. Our focus is all on the Sunday kick-offs with 4th placed from last season Rennes welcoming Lorient.

Lille Vs Auxerre – Sun 7th Aug 14:00 GMT

  • Lille upgraded attack and manager in off season
  • Home side have added decent veterans on every line
  • Auxerre scrapped into Ligue 1 via play-offs (and 5th place in Ligue 2)
  • Away side most made up of journeymen and failed Ligue 1 players

Angers Vs Nantes – Sun 7th Aug 14:00 GMT

  • Angers sold or released 12 of 20 of those with the most Ligue 1 appearances from last season
  • Home side have no definitive goalkeeper selection yet
  • Nantes finished the season by winning Coupe de France
  • Kolo Muani replaced with similar player in Mostafa Mohamed

Rennes Vs Lorient – Sun 7th Aug 16:05 GMT

  • Rennes only outscored by PSG in a 4th place finish last season
  • Home side largely unchanged except for loss of captain Nayef Aguerd
  • Lorient worst away side in Ligue 1 for 2021/22
  • Uninspiring transfer window with several key areas unaddressed

Smart Bets

Lille Vs Auxerre – Lille Win (1pt win @ 3/4)

Angers Vs Nantes – Nantes Win (1p win @ 17/10)

Rennes Vs Lorient – Rennes Win -1 (2pts win @ EVS)

Above in a treble – 1pt win at 17/2


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