Ligue 1: Transfer Bets
When we talk about transfers in Ligue 1, there is actually only one club who can compete with the European heavyweights. Of course, we're talking about Paris Saint Germain, a team without real competition in France and one of the richest teams in the world.
When Nasser Al-Khelaifi became the president of PSG a couple of years ago, he had huge ambitions for his club and in order to achieve them, he was spending huge amounts relentlessly. Yet, he only managed to create a dominant side in France, while in the Champions League PSG were always stopped before the end.
After a long time, this summer, it seems that Al-Khelaifi had enough, so we’re reading more about departures than about arrivals to the French capital. Adrien Rabiot has already signed for Juventus, while there are more and more rumours that Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will soon move out too.
Such practice is not anything new for the most of other French teams who often lose their best players during the summer transfer window, so in this text, we will write more about players who will leave Ligue 1 than those who will arrive to France. So far Ndombele and Rabiot left France, but who will follow?
BANKER: Neymar to Barcelona @1.25.
Neymar is “the story” even when he is injured. It was obvious that the Brazilian star was unhappy in Paris and for a long time, we were reading about his return to Barcelona. And it seems Neymar will eventually end up in Barcelona, so we can’t really find value in betting on his return. We managed to find 1.25 for Neymar joining Barcelona and 26.00 for him to join Real Madrid. This situation is pretty clear, so it is better just to avoid this bet as single, but if you need a banker, this would be the one.
REALISTIC BET: Nicolas Pepe to Liverpool @1.91.
Nicolas Pepe had a magnificent season for Lille in 2018/19. With 22 league goals, Pepe was the second best scorer in the Ligue 1, so he definitely won’t stay in Lille. Pepe is expected to leave Ligue 1 this summer amid interest from a number of European clubs. According to French media, the forward would be open to accepting an offer from Liverpool. The only problem is the fact that this information is familiar to the bookies, so we can get only 1.91 for him to move to Liverpool. Inter, Bayern, Atletico Madrid, Man Utd, PSG and Arsenal are also offered as his potential new clubs, but it seems that he’s quite close to Liverpool.
VALUE BET: Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid @7.00.
There are more and more rumours about Kylian Mbappe leaving PSG this summer, although recently PSG owner said he will not allow Mbappe to leave the club. At the moment bookmakers offer 6.00 for Mbappe to end up in Liverpool and 7.00 for him to go to Real Madrid. We do see some value betting for him to move to Spain, as recently there are more and more rumours about this possible transfer. Apparently, a couple of days ago Mbappe urged Real Madrid to come and get him. So, it would definitely be better to pick Real Madrid than Liverpool as his new home, although he will most probably stay just where he is.