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France Ligue 1 Predictions and Betting Tips

French Ligue 1 is one of the major European club competitions in football, a league that has launched hundreds of stars. Despite Paris Saint-Germain and their deep pockets being the perennial favourites for the title, Ligue 1 has sprung plenty of surprises in recent years and some wonderful Cinderella stories.

Check out the latest French Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips from our bettingexpert community of expert tipsters. All of our tips are free and written by our members.

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Ligue 1 Fixtures

With other results working in their favour, PSG are once again back on top of the Ligue 1 table. The defending champions have taken the reins into their hands, and have dropped competitive Monaco into third place.

This week, the Parisians travel to Le Havre to face the home team at the Stade Océane. The defensive Le club does seem like an easy task for Les Parisiens. Can Le Havre’s defence hold against one of the most offensive teams in France? With our Ligue 1 betting tips, you can prepare for this Le Havre vs PSG clash on the 3rd of December.

Ligue 1 - PSG player Verratti

Nice’s draw against Montpellier has cost them losing the top spot. This week, they will face Nantes away, and hope PSG give them another chance. Can they maintain the single-point difference until the Parisians drop another game? Find out with our Ligue 1 predictions.

Monaco’s unfortunate last few games have seen them drop to third place. In the next round, Les Rouge et Blanc will welcome Montpellier as they seek a chance to rise again. Can they keep a top-three spot, or will they drop even lower? Our Ligue 1 betting tips can help you find out.

Lille have had their ups and downs this season. They are in 4th place and will face Metz at home in the upcoming round. The 5th-ranked Reims welcome Strasbourg at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.

Lens, who had a promising start to the season, have dropped to 6th place. Their next opponent are Lyon, who are in some serious problems this season. This Lens vs Lyon matchup is an excellent chance for points for both teams.

Ligue 1 Transfers

As French Ligue 1 drops from the list of the five strongest leagues, we see numerous players leaving. The most significant changes are expectedly to go down in PSG. Namely, the three biggest stars of the league are either leaving or thinking about leaving.

Starting with the biggest transfer, Messi has left PSG to join the MLS Inter Miami CF. At 36, the Argentinian has decided to join the MLS and enjoy a less competitive environment. This can affect your Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips when it comes to the strongest team in the league.

Following in his footsteps, Neymar and Mbappe are allegedly to leave the club as well. There are rumours of Mbappe joining Real, while Neymar has offers from both the East and West. His options include remaining in Europe, joining the North American League, or the Saudi Pro League.

Even without the three superstars, PSG has made several expensive moves. Les Parisiens brought Manuel Ugarte from Sporting for €60.00m and Lucas Hernandez from PSG for €45.00m. At the same time, Hugo Ekitike and Kang-in Lee have cost PSG a total of €50.5m.

Other notable transfers are Terem Moffi joining Nice, Enzo Le Fee joining Rennes, and Lois Openda leaving Lens. Countless other transfers and rumours are popping up daily. But one of the more significant rumours is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will likely join Marseille. There are many Ligue 1 predictions regarding transfers but don’t make a bet based on speculations, instead, do your research.

Ligue 1 Favourites and Betting Odds

Our Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips are confirming  PSG is the absolute favourite to win yet another domestic title. But the most important piece of business that the Parisians were able to do was to resign Mbappe to a new multi-million deal.

They did quite well to bolster the team competition with two young and exceptional players in Vitinha and Hugo Ekitike. The lower division teams that play in Ligue 1 now are Le Harve and Metz and they don’t seem promising.

The odds for Ligue 1 predictions will be higher on them for most of the games. These two teams are also candidates to be the bottom two teams and get back to the lower division this season, they will have time from August to May to surprise our experts and their betting tips.

Lyon is seen as the biggest threat to PSG and they will be an interesting factor for your Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips. They had a very bad season last term and are looking to get back into contention. The transfer deadline was quite good for them as they were able to bring Corentin Tolisso and Alexandre Lacazette back to the club, both for free.

Marseille should also enter the title picture along with Monaco. While Marseille didn’t strengthen their squad significantly except by making some temporary deals permanent, Monaco was able to bolster their attack with two new names in Takumi Minamino and Breel Embolo.

Winner bet365 Paddy Power Unibet Betfred Skybet
Paris Saint-Germain 2/7 1/5 1/7 2/9 2/9
Marseille 12 9 9 12 11
Monaco 20 20 15 20 25
Lens 16 20 30 20 20
Lyon 25 33 50 20 28
Lille 20 33 50 20 20

*Odds are subject to change by the start of the Ligue 1 season.

Ligue 1 Stats

In order to make your Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips better, you should find statistics about the leagues and teams you would bet on. This will increase your chance to win because some tipsters find patterns regarding goals, BTTS, 1×2, etc. Even if PSG is dominating the league, they almost lost the title to Lens which was behind by just 1 point.

France Ligue 1 Goal Stats

For French teams, you can’t expect a lot of goals on average which is the reason why 56% is over 2.5 goals. But, also take into consideration for Ligue 1 predictions that for Angers and PSG it’s 68% and Monaco, Montpellier, Rennes and Troyes are at 63% for over 2.5 goals. Always look at these teams and the odds that will probably be lower because of these stats.

Ligue 1 0.5+ 1.5+ 2.5+ 3.5+ 4.5+ 5.5+ BTTS Team Didn’t Concede Team Didn’t Score
Total Goals 90′ 93.2% 78.2% 56.3% 29.2% 13.7% 6.1% 58.2% 24.3% 24.3%
Half-time Goals 73.9% 36.8% 14.7% 3.9% 0.8% 0.5% 20.3% 52.9% 52.9.%

First Half and Second Half Stats

Another thing you should take into notice for each France Ligue 1 prediction is the number of goals or advantages of home turf in the first half. French football isn’t popular because of the number of goals they score unless it’s PSG, instead, they are quite familiar for their draws in the first half. As a part of your Ligue 1 tips, check the home advantage of certain teams and if they have the potential to score early.

One of the most interesting things is that in the second half, Paris SG isn’t performing well like Lens, Rennes, and Marseille. This is why stats matter for your betting tips, the goal difference for Lens was +19 but they had more draw games instead of losses like Paris SG.

The home advantage table is the same as the general performance in the second half where Lens and Rennes are going strong. Ligue 1 predictions based on these stats are something that many tipsters are doing.

Ligue 1 Betting Tips and Match Previews

Compared to other top leagues, Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips usually involve fewer goals and more draws during the season. You should take this into notice before even doing the analysis and reading our match previews. We have football tips for other European leagues as well but more importantly, you can find previews for this week’s matches on our league page.

If you need more in-depth football tips with analytics from an expert point of view, our expert insights football tips are the right place. People that are doing the research are very experienced in the French Ligue 1 as well as other top leagues like Bundesliga, Premier League, etc. Another great tip is to find the user with the best Ligue 1 predictions and see what they are looking into when analysing the match.

Ligue 1 Past Winners

As far as trophies go, Paris Saint-Germain has been the dominant force in French football for the last 10 years among all teams. Something that we greatly considered within our Ligue 1 betting tips. Only two teams managed to take the title away from the Parisians in recent history: Lille and Monaco.

Season  Champion
2022-23 Paris Saint-Germain
2021-22 Paris Saint-Germain
2020-21 Lille
2019-20 Paris Saint-Germain
2018-19 Paris Saint-Germain

However, when we take a look at the overall ranking, things are much different. There are three sides with the most French title trophies – Olympique Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, and Saint-Etienne. However, besides Paris Saint-Germain, none of the other two won anything of significance in recent history. Marseille was the only one to win a title in the modern era, which was all the way back in 2009-10. A great advantage of Ligue 1 predictions this season is that the odds will be higher on other teams compared to PSG.

Rank Club Winners
1. Paris Saint-Germain 11
2. Olympique Marseille, Saint-Etienne 10
3. Monaco, Nantes 8
3. Olympique Lyon 7
5. Bordeaux, Lille, Reims, Roubaix 6

Ligue 1 Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer

If any Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips were very clear in the past 4 years, it was that Mbappe will be the player of the year, but that might change this year.

Season Player of the Year Club
2022-23 Kylian Mbappe PSG
2021-22 Kylian Mbappe  PSG
2020-21 Kylian Mbappe  PSG
2018-19 Kylian Mbappe  PSG

Considering that Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips don’t always involve a lot of goals, some people think that should relate to the number of goals scored by a single player, but when you have Mbappe in the league, it’s clearly not the case. There were rumours that he won’t stay in France for so long, but those predictions are not correct for now.

Season Top Goalscorer Club Goals
2022-23 Kylian Mbappe PSG 29
2021-22 Kylian Mbappe  PSG 28
2020-21 Kylian Mbappe  PSG 27
2019-20 Kylian Mbappe 

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2018-19 Kylian Mbappe  PSG 33

Difference Between Betting Tips for Ligue 1 and Other Leagues

Why are Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips so popular in European football? As one of the world’s richest football leagues, the top division of French football attracts some of the biggest names in football with the top clubs of France competing annually in the Champions League, Europa Conference League,  and Europa League.

When it comes to betting, Ligue 1 offers bettors and tipsters the opportunity to bet on 380 matches per season with bookmakers offering deep menus of betting markets and odds with some of the lowest commissions deducted. The combination of these elements proves attractive to football fans and bettors alike.

Bookmakers For Betting On Ligue 1

The world’s most popular bookmakers provide deep menus of Ligue 1 betting markets. When choosing a Ligue 1 bookmaker for your Ligue 1 predictions, there are a few points to keep in mind. The most important of these are:

  • Ligue 1 Odds
  • Ligue 1 Markets

While any bookmaker worth taking seriously offers odds for Ligue 1 matches, odds can differ from bookmaker to bookmaker. So it’s important to determine which Ligue 1 markets you want to focus on and look around for the bookmakers consistently offering the best odds for those markets.

To find the perfect bookmaker for Ligue 1 betting, read our detailed bookmaker reviews.

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