StarLigue in France
The Starligue has been in the top positions of the European Handball Federation coefficient for a few years now, along with the German championship. The French Handball Championship remains an important reference on the European scene. Make your handball bets on our online sports betting platform.
France has several teams that raise the Starligue to elite status, including the HBC Nantes, the Montpellier and the new richly funded, PSG. In addition, roughly half of the teams in the French league have a theoretical stadium capacity of more than 4000 seats. It is a well-structured championship that is the incubator for the French men's team, which has one of the best records in the sport at European national level.
Betting on the Starligue
The season consists of 30 matches that run from September to June. Despite the lack of suspense for the title, playoffs at the end of the season are still important.
Paris Saint-Germain dominates the national scene with seven consecutive titles, and surely, many more to come. They have one of the biggest budgets in the world of any handball club. It exceeds 20 million Euros as measured against the average budget of a French club which hovers around the 4 million Euro mark.
Behind PSG, Montpellier Handball and HBC Nantes are also strong competitors, often finishing in the top positions, one or other of the teams finishing in second place in recent seasons.
The last two get related to the ProLigue, the equivalent of the second division. Bettors can find ProLigue H Handball odds at Bwin. In addition to the championship, teams also compete in two national cups: the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Make bets on the French Handball Cup on our online betting platform.
Recommended bets on Starligue
A recommended bet on the Starligue is to bet on a PSG win with handicapping for the majority of the league matches. PSG has never lost more than once in a season and has even remained unbeaten in the Starligue over the entire regular season.
Betting on European handball competitions
HBC Nantes also regularly pulls its weight. In the 2017-18 season, Montpellier and Nantes faced each other in the Champions League final. With two crowns, Montpellier remains the only French team to have won the ultimate club competition in Europe. Historically, tt is also the most successful team, with 14 French handball championships to its credit.
PSG regularly invests a lot of money to win the Champions League and one day could challenge this record.
Out of the 16 participating teams, the top two teams qualify for the next season's Champions League, and four other teams earn a ticket to the Europa League. Bet on the EHF European League with bwin.