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French Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Often known as Le Championnat, French Ligue 1 is one of the most popular football leagues in Europe. Founded in 1932, France’s top division was formed as Ligue 1 in 2002 and has built a reputation as the breeding ground for some of the best youth talent in world football. Everyone wants to take a glimpse at the next big emerging superstar and TV rights from all over the world mean that Brazilians, Australians, the middle-east and a huge proportion of Africa all tune in on a weekly basis to watch top-flight in France.
Over its 83 year history, only 19 clubs have been named champions of France. Since 2002, that number drops to six. From seven straight titles won by a dominant Lyon team, to Paris Saint-Germain’s current success, all the way to Montpellier’s first-ever title during the 2011/12 season, it's a league that can throw up some shocks along the way.
Saint-Etienne are still the most successful team in France with 10 titles, and Marseille will be hoping to add to their nine trophies. Whilst teams like Nantes, with eight, Monaco, with seven, or even Stade de Reims or Bordeaux with six, will be hoping they too can rediscover the glory days once again.
As Ligue 1 continues to attract more and more fans around Europe, so too does it attract members of the bettingexpert community as the league quickly becomes one of the most popular football leagues to bet on. Each week throughout the French Ligue 1 season, you'll find members of the bettingexpert community offering their expert analysis and posting tips on our French Ligue 1 betting tips board.
French Ligue 1 Table 2015/16
Here is the live French Ligue 1 table with an added-on form guide to give you even more stats from each of the French league's top teams.
Although the league follows the standard format of three points for a win and one point for a draw, there has been a chance to the promotion and relegation system implemented this season.
Only the bottom two clubs will face relegation to Ligue 2 this term, with the top two in Ligue 2 taking their place. This has been a controversial decision for the French league and clubs from the lower leagues have expressed their anger. The move has been made to try and provide some stability to the clubs in the top flight and could lead to a more open and expansive division.
At the other end of the Ligue 1 standings, the top two clubs progress through to the main draw of the UEFA Champions League, while the third placed team goes into the third qualifying round played over two-legs. They would then face a two-leg play-off against other European clubs with the winner advancing through to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Last season saw plenty of profit and knowledge shared amongst a fiercely competitive season of Ligue 1 tips. Thousands of tips were written by our committed community and as you can see in the top 5 table from last season, there's an abundance of knowledge right at your fingertips. If you want to start writing Ligue 1 tips this season our advice is check out last season's top tipsters and see how they approached matches. It might also be worth checking out if any of them have forged any kind of strategy that you too can take inspiration from.
Ligue 1 Fixtures 2015/16
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Nancy0 Lyon
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Monaco0 Guingamp
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 SC Bastia0 Paris Saint Germain
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Nice0 Rennes
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Bordeaux0 Saint-Etienne
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Caen0 Lorient
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Dijon0 Nantes
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Marseille0 Toulouse
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Montpellier0 Angers
- 19:00 GMT, 13th Aug 20160 Metz0 Lille
- 19:00 GMT, 20th Aug 20160 Angers0 Nice
- 19:00 GMT, 20th Aug 20160 Paris Saint Germain0 Metz
French Ligue 1 Teams 2015/16 Guide
Paris Saint-Germain are the clear favourites to lift their fourth consecutive title this season under Laurent Blanc. Lyon and Monaco will be favourites to finish in the two three. For places below the Champions League qualification places down to mid-table, you may expect to see Marseille, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Lille, Montpellier, Rennes and Nice. Below that, you may find Guingamp, Bastia, Caen, Nantes, Reims, Lorient, Toulouse, Angers, Gazelec Ajaccio and Troyes.
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Ligue 1 Betting Stats
Last season in the French Ligue 1:
Paris Saint-Germain won 79% of their home games, compared to 11th place Nice who only won 32%
Monaco were the best away side in Ligue 1, winning 63% of league games on their travels.
Despite finishing 16th, Lorient won 32% of their away matches - the 8th best return in the division.
If you want goals, the Stade Velodrome is the place to visit - 74% of Marseille's home games finished with over 2.5 goals
Nantes struggled for goals last season. 71% of all their games finished with Under 2.5 goals.
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Create a Ligue 1 Betting Strategy
Over the past five years, six different clubs have finished first or second in Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, Monaco and Marseille are the teams (in recent years) that have been competing over the league title. After selling a whole host of players this summer, Marseille, one of the best supported clubs in the country, have found it increasingly more difficult to break into the top three places. The tipster community at bettingexpert will leave no stone unturned in offering the best research and sparking the most interesting debates and it may just be the key tool to your Ligue 1 betting patterns throughout the season.
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How to Bet on France’s Ligue 1
We hear you are looking for a wide range of betting options? Well you have come to the right place, and Ligue 1 is the league for you. You will find a huge range of betting options for Ligue 1 betting right from the very first game in August to the nail-biting finale in May.
Bookmakers not only offer traditional forms of betting such as head to head, goal totals, halftime-fulltime and handicaps, but also an incredible range of exotic betting options such as first goal scorer, time of first goal and correct score just to name a few.
Ligue 1 Tips - 1X2
Throughout the bettingexpert community the most common ‘bet’ for Ligue 1 tips is the 1X2. This boils down to 1 – home win, X for a draw and 2 for an away win. You can even take this bet up to half-time if you wish. The majority of Ligue 1 tipsters use the 1X2.
Ligue 1 Tips Asian Handicap Betting
This may seem like a bit of more a daunting tip type for beginners, but you will probably see that today, most bookmakers offer the Asian Handicap bet on Ligue 1 football. Here at bettingexpert you will also find a lot of Ligue 1 tips using the Asian Handicap.
Ligue 1 Tips Over / Under Betting
Quite often, you don’t want to pick just one Ligue 1 team to win, plus you enjoy betting on goals, so the over / under game is right up your street. The game on the over / under is similar to the Asian Handicap market, where there are two options. Most often, the line for a game set at 2.5 goals. Then it is for the player to bet either over or under. So if there will be 3 goals or more you’ll win (if you went for ‘over’) and if there are 2 goals scored or fewer, you’d lose. You can also play the over / under games on a huge selection of conditions: number of yellow cards, corners, etc. So there’s certainly opportunity for more profit here, but with profit comes additional risk.
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