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Online Sports Gambling - French Soccer Loaded With Contenders

Online sports gambling excitement is at a fever pitch for the Ligue 1 race of French professional soccer that features a lengthy list of contenders.

Online sports gambling handicappers have the opportunity for one of the best handicapping challenges that can be found anywhere in sports gambling with Ligue 1. The top online sports gambling commodity so far in the Ligue 1 race has been Bordeaux, who had a record of 17 wins, 6 losses, and 5 draws.

Bordeaux has been the top team in Ligue 1 as of late as they finished in first place in 2008-09 and in second place the season before that.  They are led by forward Marouane Chamakh, who had a team best 9 goals along with 1 assist.  He had 13 goals in 25 games last year.

Bordeaux is also the top defensive team in the league as they have permitted the fewest goals against.  Goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso had a 0.84 goals against average and 11 shutouts.  Montpellier is another top shelf team ton consider when gambling in sports on Ligue 1.

Montpellier had an online sports gambling record of 17 wins, 8 losses, and 5 draws.  It is interesting to not that Montpellier does not rank near the top for either team scoring or goals against.  Victor Hugo Montano was their leading scorer with 10 goals.

Montpellier was a long time bottom feeder in Ligue 1 before their breakout season of last year in which they had 17 wins, 8 losses, and 5 draws to finish in second place.  Third place AJ Auxerre had an online sports gambling record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 8 draws.

Their leading scorer was Ireneusz Jelen who had 10 goals.  This is a team that has shown remarkable improvement after finishing 8th last year and 15th in 2007-08.  Lille was another top online sports gambling contender in Ligue 1 with a record of 16 wins, 8 losses, and 6 draws.

They were led by Gervinho, who had 12 goals.  They finished 5th last year.  While Bordeaux is the online sports gambling favorite there are plenty of contenders that may topple them in the end.