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Who will be the best player in Ligue 1 after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Man. United ?

Paris Saint Germain ran away with Ligue Un last season, winning the French crown by an incredible 31 points. Zlatan-less and with a change in management, can they repeat the feat and make it five titles in a row? Lyon, runners up for the past two seasons, will have something to say about that and the ever-improving Monaco will be hoping for a title challenge of their own. It appears that Ligue Un will be a lot more competitive next season with a tighter race for the Ligue Un trophy in store, with the 2016-2017 season fast approaching who are you tipping to be League Winners come May?

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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.

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Ligue 1 Infos

The Ligue 1 season runs from August through to May, with a two week Winter break over the Christmas and New Year period. There are 20 teams in Ligue 1, each playing every other side twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 38 games. Whichever team gains the most points from their 38 matches become Ligue 1 Champions and qualify for the Champions League. The side that finishes in second place also qualifies for the Champions League, with the third-placed team earning a Champions League qualifying round place. The team who finishes fourth earns a Europa League place. The two sides who finish in 19th and 20th position are automatically relegated to Ligue 2 and are replaced by the two teams who finish in the top two of that division. The team that finishes in 18th place face a relegation play-off over two games against the side that finishes third in Ligue 2, with the winners securing Ligue 1 football for the season after and the losers plying their trade in Ligue 2.

Ligue 1 is one of the top leagues in Europe, with UEFA coefficients putting France's top division fifth behind Spain's La Liga, England's Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga and Italy's Serie A. The league is also ranked fifth behind the same leagues with regards to the revenue acquired by its 20 teams. 


Last 10 Ligue 1 Winners

SeasonClubLogoGoal scorer
2015/16 Paris Paris - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38)
2014/15 Paris Paris - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Alexandre Lacazette (27)
2013/14 Paris Paris - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Zlatan Ibrahimovic (26)
2012/13 Paris Paris - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Zlatan Ibrahimovic (30)
2011/12 Montpellier Montpellier - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Néné (21)
2010/11 Lille Lille - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Olivier Giroud (21)
2009/10 Marseille Marseille - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Moussa Sow (25)
2008/09 Bordeaux Barcelona - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Mamdou Niang (18)
2007/08 Lyon Lyon - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds André-Pierre Gignac (24)
2006/07 Lyon Lyon - Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Odds Karim Benzema (20)

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Favourites French Ligue 1


LeagueClubTitles Serie A Betting Tips
Ligue 1 French Ligue 1 Betting Tips - Favourites Paris SG Paris Saint Germain 6 Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Ligue 1 French Ligue 1 Betting Tips - Favourites AS Monaco AS Monaco 7 Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Ligue 1 French Ligue 1 Betting Tips - Favourites Lyon Olympique Lyonnais 7 Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Ligue 1 French Ligue 1 Betting Tips - Favourites AS Saint Etienne AS Saint Etienne 10 Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Ligue 1 French Ligue 1 Betting Tips - Favourites Olympique Marseille Olympique de Marseille 9 Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Ligue 1 French Ligue 1 Betting Tips - Favourites FC Nantes FC Nantes 8 Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Best French Ligue 1 Tipsters

There was plenty profit and knowledge to be had amongst the Ligue 1 tipster community last season, with the French top-flight at its most competitive for a number of years. Thousands of tips were made over the course of the campaign, with last season’s top five tipster rankings illustrating the volume of insight available at the command of just a few clicks.

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Our tipping community offers some of the best football tipsters you'll find and when it comes to Ligue 1 tips, it's no different. With our Tipster Stats Tool you can easily find the best Ligue 1 Tipsters to follow each and every week of the season.

Anyone can start writing Ligue 1 tips this season, although as a form of preparation it might be worth checking out last year’s top tipsters for a view into how they approached their predictions. Strategy can play a big role in the success or failure of a tipster, and so a look at the tactical side of the community could also be beneficial.

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With such quality and flair on show, Ligue 1 is one of Europe’s most exhilarating leagues for tipsters. Bookmakers offer a wide range of bets as well as in-play betting for those who wish to see what they’re dealing with before putting their money where their mouth is. As a first time customer there’s also a good chance you will be offering a number of welcome bonuses.

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Ligue 1 2017/2018 Outright Winner Betting Odds

Team to Win Ligue 1 2017/2018 Current Best Odds Bookmaker
Paris Saint Germain 1.40 Titanbet
Monaco 5.00 William Hill
Marseille 17.00 Betfred
Lyon 21.00 Bet365
Nice 67.00 Bet365
Lille 75.00 Betsafe
Bordeaux 81.00 Bet365
Saint-Etienne 201.00 Bet365
Nantes 351.00 Bet365
Toulouse 501.00 Betfred
Rennes 501.00 Betfred
Montpellier 601.00 888Sport
Angers 601.00 888Sport
Strasbourg 751.00 Bet365
Guingamp 751.00 Skybet
Dijon 1,001.00 Bet365
Metz 1,001.00 Bet365
Caen 1,001.00 Betfred
Amiens 1,501.00 Bet365
Troyes 2,001.00 Bet365