European Soccer Weekly Report – Bet Ligue 1 Totals

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Soccer bettors should consider betting on Ligue 1 totals this week. It is clear that the French top-flight can offer some serious value! The Under has been a very common trend for some time now. 

The soccer season is an extremely long one. The top European leagues are already 11 or 12 games into the campaign. Yet, we aren’t even a third of the way through the season. That’s why it is extremely important to keep on top of the latest betting trends. 

That’s exactly what my weekly European soccer report is doing. Each week, I have been analyzing Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga results, providing you with all the key statistics and tendencies before you make your picks for the weekend. This time around, it may be a good idea to bet on Ligue 1 totals. 

European Soccer Weekly Report – Results & Key Stats 

Firstly, I will take you through all of the latest results from the top Euro soccer leagues. It is pivotal that you are keeping up to date with all the latest developments before making your picks. 

Once again this week, Ligue 1 totals showed some clear trends. Unders continue to hit in France and so it appears to be a good league to target for this market. If you’re interested in the Premier League, be sure to take a look at our Premier League Matchweek 11 Review. 

Ligue 1: 

  • Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Montpellier 
  • Lorient 0-0 Lens 
  • Marseille 0-0 Lille 
  • Lyon 1-1 Metz 
  • Nantes 0-1 Reims 
  • Toulouse 1-2 Le Havre 
  • Strasbourg 0-0 Clermont 
  • Monaco 2-0 Brest 
  • Nice 2-0 Rennes 

Key Stats: 

  • 22.22% of Ligue 1 matches saw both teams score during Week 11
  • 22.22% of Ligue 1 matches saw over 2.5 goals during Week 11
  • Nice are still the only team left in Ligue 1 to remain unbeaten
  • PSG have won their last four successive league matches
  • Lyon are the only team still without a victory this term in the French top-flight
  • Metz are without a win across their last six Ligue 1 outings
  • 33.33% of Ligue 1 matches resulted in home wins during Week 11
  • 44.44% of Ligue 1 matches resulted in draws during Week 11
  • 22.22% of Ligue 1 matches resulted in away wins during Week 11

Bundesliga: 

  • Darmstadt 1-2 Bochum 
  • Hoffenheim 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen 
  • FC Köln 1-1 Augsburg 
  • Mainz 2-0 RB Leipzig 
  • Freiburg 3-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 
  • Union Berlin 0-3 Frankfurt 
  • Borussia Dortmund 0-4 Bayern Munich 
  • Wolfsburg 2-2 Werder Bremen 
  • Heidenheim 2-0 Stuttgart 

Key Stats: 

  • 55.56% of Bundesliga games during Week 10 saw both teams score 
  • 66.67% of Bundesliga games during Week 10 saw over 2.5 goals
  • 44.44% of games during Week 10 saw over 3.5 Bundesliga goals
  • Leverkusen and Bayern are the only two teams that remain undefeated this term
  • Leverkusen have won their last six consecutive league games
  • Union Berlin have lost their last eight Bundesliga matches in a row, failing to score across their last three
  • 22.22% of matches resulted in home wins during Week 10
  • 33.33% of matches resulted in draws during Week 10
  • 44.44% of matches resulted in away wins during Week 10

Serie A:

  • Bologna 1-0 Lazio 
  • Salernitana 0-2 Napoli
  • Atalanta 1-2 Inter 
  • Milan 0-1 Udinese 
  • Verona 1-3 Monza 
  • Cagliari 2-1 Genoa 
  • Roma 2-1 Lecce 
  • Fiorentina 0-1 Juventus 
  • Frosinone 2-1 Empoli
  • Torino 2-1 Sassuolo

Key Stats: 

  • 60% of matches from Week 11 saw both teams score in Serie A 
  • 60% of matches from Week 11 saw saw over 2.5 goals in Serie A
  • Inter, Juventus and Bologna have all lost just one game this term
  • Juventus are unbeaten across their last six matches, winning five in the process
  • Salernitana are the only team left in the division without a victory so far this season 
  • Salernitana and Verona have picked up just one point from their last five games
  • 50% of Serie A matches ended in home wins during Week 11
  • 0% of Serie A matches ended in draws during Week 11
  • 50% of Serie A matches ended in away wins during Week 11

La Liga: 

  • Las Palmas 2-1 Atlético Madrid 
  • Osasuna 2-4 Girona 
  • Real Betis 2-0 Mallorca
  • Celta Vigo 1-1 Sevilla 
  • Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona 
  • Alaves 1-0 Almeria 
  • Valencia 1-0 Granada
  • Villarreal 2-3 Athletic Bilbao 
  • Real Madrid 0-0 Rayo Vallecano 
  • Getafe 1-0 Cadiz 

Key Stats: 

  • 40% of La Liga matches saw both teams score during Week 12
  • 30% of La Liga matches saw over 2.5 goals during Week 12
  • Girona have dropped points in just two games and sit top of the table
  • Almeria are the only team left in La Liga yet to record a win 
  • Celta Vigo and Cadiz haven’t won any of their past eight league matches
  • 50% of La Liga games ended in home wins during Week 12
  • 20% of La Liga games ended in draws during Week 12
  • 30% of La Liga games ended in away wins during Week 12

European Soccer Weekly Review – Bet Ligue 1 Totals

Betting on totals is a simple but effective way of making money on soccer. It can be hard to determine the outcome for a given match. However, using statistics, it can be easier to highlight key goal-scoring trends to help you with totals. That’s why I usually focus on either Overs or Unders when it comes to my European soccer reports. 

Targeting the Unders, in particular, can be an excellent strategy when it comes to wagering on soccer. Score lines of ‘0-0’ and ‘1-0’ are the most common results. This is extremely important because sportsbooks usually set the Over/Under total at 2.5 goals. 

Here are the top-five most common soccer results: 

  • 1-1
  • 1-0
  • 2-1
  • 0-0
  • 0-1

Just one of the top-five most common soccer score lines sees over 2.5 goals. However, the public loves betting on Overs because they want high-scoring, entertaining matches. That means we can find more value by focusing on the Unders. That’s why I’m talking about Ligue 1 totals this week. 

Euro Soccer Betting Trends – Trust Ligue 1 Totals 

As many of you will know, Ligue 1 Unders have consistently landed this season. Only 22.22% of Ligue 1 matches saw over 2.5 goals during Week 11. Only 37.5% of games during Week 10 had over 2.5 goals, whilst just 44.44% of matches saw over 2.5 goals during Week 9. 

The top division in France is one of the lowest-scoring leagues in Europe. Check out the league totals so far: 

  • Ligue 1 total goals – 249 (Average of 12.8 per team)
  • Bundesliga total goals – 328 (Average of 18.2 per team)
  • Serie A total goals – 280 (Average of 14 per team)
  • La Liga total goals – 334 (Average of 16.7 per team)

As you can see, Ligue 1 averages the lowest goals per team across the rest of the other top Euro leagues. Therefore, that is the league you should be looking at when it comes to Unders. 

Ligue 1 Totals – Team Analysis 

Of course, some teams are more likely to hit the Unders than others when it comes to Ligue 1 totals. Therefore, you need to be identifying the most common sides that regularly see Under 2.5 goals. 

Here are some basic statistics to consider when it comes to Ligue 1 totals: 

  • PSG (26) and Monaco (25) have scored the most amount of goals in Ligue 1
  • Nantes and Lorient (20) have conceded the most goals in the league
  • Clermont have scored the least goals in the division (7)
  • Lyon (8), Metz (9), Strasbourg (9) and Brest (11) are other low-scoring teams 
  • Nice (4) have the best defensive record in Ligue 1
  • PSG have conceded just nine goals this season 

We can also dig a little deeper when analyzing the Totals market. By specifically examining the Under 2.5 goals market, we can see which teams are regularly hitting the Unders. 

Check out the key statistics for the Unders in Ligue 1 totals: 

  • Nice has seen 91% of their games have Under 2.5 goals 
  • Lille has an Under 2.5 goals percentage of 73%, whilst Brest sit at 64%
  • 60% of Clermont’s games have had Under 2.5 goals 
  • 100% of home games for Nice have resulted in Under 2.5 goals 
  • 80% of home matches for both Lille and Clermont have seen Under 2.5 goals 
  • Nice and Rennes have seen 80% of their away outings have Under 2.5 goals 
  • Under 2.5 goals has hit in 75% of Lyon’s away matches

Teams such as Nice, Lille, Brest, Clermont, Rennes and Lyon could all be potential teams to consider for Unders when it comes to Ligue 1 totals. 

European Soccer Weekly Review – Ligue 1 Totals are Profitable 

I love the value that you can find by backing the Under when it comes to totals. Bookmakers often set the price at around -110. However, Overs are often a lot shorter in price, largely due to the public backing. 

After investigating Ligue 1 totals this week, it seems pretty clear that Under 2.5 goals will regularly hit. I will certainly be using this data before making my Euro soccer picks. 

Sports Hub’s soccer picks will be with you soon. For now, make sure you continue checking out all the research, data and statistics that our guys are providing for you!