FRENCH football is back in full swing after the winter break and with cup ties also being played, clubs should be in prime shape as we enter into the second half of the season.
We have 9 games from Ligue 2 tonight with most of the promotion sides in action. I've picked out an over 2.5 goals NAP and as well as the usual first half goals and over 1.5 goals specials in all 9 matches, I'm taking Skybet's total goals market.
I've been patiently waiting for the return of the Austrian Bundesliga and Erste but they aren't due back for another two weeks due to the extended two-month winter break.
Le Havre v Lens (KO 7pm)
A crucial game for both clubs as fifth-placed Le Havre host second top Lens. It's a match the home side really can't afford to lose as that would see them trail the automatic promotion spots by 10 points.
Le Havre gained a valuable win at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Troyes on Monday and Lens will know they have a job on their hand to keep Le Havre's Lyon-bound scoring machine Tino Kadewere quiet.
The hosts have seen over 1.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 at home and only leaders Lorient have scored more goals than these two.
Lens are without doubt the biggest club on this league and a return to Ligue 1 is long overdue – victory here would go a long way to securing that .
All but one of their 13 away matches this season have seen fewer than two goals and with just two clean sheets kept. They'll do well to keep one here.
Initially I was looking to double this up with either the Troyes or Guingamp matches over 1.5 goals which pays evens but I'm going to take this game on the Asian line which is nicely priced at even money which I think is a great price given you get half your stake back if there are 2 goals scored.
- Over 2.0 , 2.5 goals (Asian Goal Line)
- 1/1 (Bet365) (NAP)
French Ligue 2 Goal bets – 9 matches 7pm
Shop about on the first half goals and over 1.5 goals –
- 21+ goals to be scored 5/6
- Over 0.5 first half goals in all games 66/1
- Over 1.5 goals in all matches 28/1