2020 France Starligue Betting Preview: Clubs to end PSG Handball Reign


Posted: August 12, 2020

Updated: May 19, 2022

  • Nantes are favourites to end PSG Handball’s winning streak
  • Montpellier, USAM Nimes and Saint Raphael also among top 2020/21 title contenders

France’s premier LNH Division 1 is set to return with an exciting list of top contenders eyeing the 2020/21 win. France Starligue giants PSG Handball are expected to shine again in the upcoming season. However, our 2020 France Starligue betting preview say Nantes, Montpellier, USAM Nimes or Saint Raphael could potentially upset PSG Handball. 

The 2020/2021 LNH Division 1 France Starligue will run from 25 September 2020 to 4 June 2021. All eyes will likely be on France Starligue defending champions PSG Handball who look to claim their eighth title. However, according to our 2020 France Starligue betting preview Nantes, Montpellier, USAM Nimes and Saint Raphael are also favourites to win. Here’s how their chances of winning stand on Bet365 Sportsbook:

  • Nantes 1.57
  • Montpellier 2.75
  • USAM Nimes 12.00
  • Saint Raphael 19.00

Nantes pose as strong title contenders on our 2020 France Starligue betting preview

According to the online sportsbooks in France, Nantes stand the best chance of winning and upsetting defending champions PSG Handball. Although they’ve not won any France Starligue titles, they still have a decent record to back up their winning chances.

The Bet365 Sportsbook hopefuls have recorded top-four finishes in their last five seasons recording a second-place 2019/20 finish. Consequently, with odds at 1.57 at Bet365 Sportsbook, their consistency could pay off this season their first France Starligue win.

2020 France Starligue betting preview
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France Starligue Montpellier look to strengthen their trophy cabinet

According to the online sportsbook news in France, Montpellier are the most successful France Starligue team with 14 titles. However, the Bet365 Sportsbook contenders were last crowned champions in the 2011/12 season.

Similar to Nantes, Montpellier have also been consistent in their previous seasons recording top-four finishes in their last five seasons. Despite finishing fourth last season,  their 2019/2020 player rankings make them potential threats to defending champions PSG Handball.

According to our 2020 France Starligue betting preview, their players to watch are Hugo Descat (LW) and Šego Marin (GK). The duo were instrumental throughout Montpellier’s 2019/20 season and were ranked among the top goal scorers and goalkeepers respectively.

Overall, with an impressive league record and a promising lineup, Montpellier are considerable title contenders with odds at 2.75 at Bet365 Sportsbook.

1993 France Starligue winner USAM Nimes look to return to winning ways

USAM Nimes are currently third favourites for the 2020 France Starligue win with Bet365 Sportsbook odds at 12.00. Their league record consists of four title wins as well as four-second place finishes. However, according to our 2020 France Starliugue betting preview, USAM Nimes last achieved a win in 1993.

Consequently, they’ll likely need to pull out all the stops if they’re to end their trophy drought. Fortunately, having finished third in the league last season, they can still challenge PSG Handball for the 2020/21 title.

Last season, they were among the top three teams in attack with 548 goals. However, if they’re to claim this season’s win, they’ll need to mindful of their defence as they also conceded 505 goals.

2020 France Starligue betting preview
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Saint Raphael look to challenge PSG Handball for first France Starligue win

According to Bet365 Sportsbook, Saint Raphael are among the top hopefuls looking to claim the 2020/21 France Strarligue win. Similarily to top contenders Nantes, Saint Raphael haven’t claimed any France Starligue league wins. Last season, they finished in a mere eight place.

Consequently, a win this season will be crucial if they’re to make a name for themselves in the league. This season, they’ll have to improve their defence if they’re to lift the trophy.

Last season, they were among the teams with the worst defensive record after conceding 535 goals and scoring 514 goals. According to our 2020 France Starligue betting preview, you can bet on them to turn things around with odds at 19.00 at Bet365.

Be sure to read our review about Bet365 Sportsbook to learn more about our featured sportsbook. Additionally, you can also read our articles on the 2020 Women’s European Handball Championship for more European handball betting previews.

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