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French National Handball League odds

French National Handball League odds

Who wins the French National Handball League 2018?

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LIDL Starligue championship is a handball competition that represents in France the top of the handball hierarchy. The competition takes place annually in the form of a championship involving 14 professional clubs. The championship season begins in the summer and ends the following spring . The championship was created in 1952. Named "National 1" in the 1952-1953 season, the championship took the name "Division 1" (D1) in 1985. From 2016, the championship was the subject of a naming ( LIDL Starligue ).The story between Lidl and French handball begins at the end of 2012, when Friedrich Fuchs, freshly appointed as the head of Lidl France, meets in congress his 3,000 managers to present the plan adopted by the company to relaunch on the market where it is losing momentum. To recall his strategy of winback, Lidl had called on Claude Onesta . This congress thus represents the starting point of the renewal of the Lidl brand on the French market and the beginning of its rapprochement with French handball.

The Montpellier Handball is the most crowned club with fourteen French championship titles. It is also the team that has won the most consecutive titles (5 between 2002 and 2006 and between 2008 and 2012 ).

2016-17 season saw an incredible battle between PSG and Nantes and it is highly probable that this season of the championship will be as entertaining as the previous one. Beside the 2 already mentioned teams, Montpellier, St. Raphael and Chambery will also be between the names that will be trying to obtain the most important title of French handball.

PSG is the main contender for the first place. After being an impressive opponent since getting a financial power, PSG won the competition in 2015 and 2016 and is going with big hopes in the 2017-18 season too. In the summer of 2017 Rodrigo Corrales leaves Wisla Plock to join the french powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain on a contract to the summer of 2020.

Montpellier Handball is another name which is going to fight for being the kings of French handball. The teaml has signed an agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer of its Slovenian international right back, Jure Dolenec. Instead, Montpellier Handball has considered different solutions. At the end of the contract with Chambéry in June, the 19-year-old French right back has made the choice to join the club in Montpellier: "Melvyn Richardson is a young hopeful talented French player with a big margin of progress. I am pleased to be able to work with him next season." says the head coach of Montpellier, Patrice Cannayer. Melvyn Richardsson will join Montpellier this season on a contract which will last till the summer of 2021.

HBC Nantes will give the best too. The world’s best lefthander, right back Kiril Lazarov commited his future to HBC Nantes, where he signed two years contract, announced the French team. The President of the HBC Nantes, Gaël Pelletier, can only welcome this recruitment. “After internationally renowned players like Klein, Gurbindo and Nyokas, today it is Kiril Lazarov who joins the troops of the” H “for 2 seasons. He is one of the greatest players in the world on his position. There are no other ways to describe this player very effective offensive. This signature symbolizes both the desire of the HBC Nantes to continue to progress but also our growing notoriety on the European scene.