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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 the recent years and some wonderful Cinderella stories.

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2022/23 Ligue 1 Betting Tips & Predictions

The 2022/23 Ligue 1 season will be the 85th French top-flight football league competition. The action starts on 5 August 2022, with PSG defending the throne.

Even though everyone expects PSG to capture the title, they did have a few slip-ups in recent times. In the last 10 seasons, they were able to lift the trophy a total of eight times, which does account for their dominance.

But once the season starts, we will get a better glimpse of where the direction of it is going. But until then, read our Ligue 1 betting tips for help.

Ligue 1 – Matchday 16 Fixtures

December 28

AC Ajaccio vs Angers

Troyes vs Nantes

Auxerre vs Monaco

Clermont vs Lille

Brest vs Lyon

PSG vs Strasbourg

December 29

Lorient vs Montpellier

Reims vs Rennes

Marseille vs Toulouse

Nice vs Lens

Ligue 1 Favourites & Betting Odds

As you could have probably predicted, but now have our Ligue 1 betting tips to confirm, PSG is the absolute favourite to win yet another domestic title. The former Barca duo Messi and Neymar will be leading the attac. 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.

Lyon is seen as the biggest threat to PSG. 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.

Club Odds*
Paris Saint-Germain 1.13
Olympique Lyon 15.00
Olympique Marseille 18.00
Monaco 21.00
Rennes 34.00
Nice 61.00

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

Teams Competing in Ligue 1

As before, there will be 20 teams competing in the 2022/23 Ligue 1 championship. PSG regained their title from Lille last season and will be looking to make it two in a row.
Meanwhile, the newly promoted clubs this season are Toulouse, Ajaccio, and Auxerre. On the other hand, Metz has been relegated to Ligue 2 along with two legendary clubs in Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux.

Team Location
Ajaccio Ajaccio
Angers Angers
Auxerre Auxerre
Brest Brest
Clermont Clermont-Ferrand
Lens Lens
Lille Lille
Lorient Lorient
Olympique Lyon Lyon
Olympique Marseille Marseille
Monaco Monaco
Montpellier  Montpellier 
Nantes Nantes
Nice Nice
Paris Saint-Germain Paris
Reims Reims
Rennes Rennes
Strasbourg Strasbourg
Toulouse Toulouse
Troyes Troyes

Ligue 1 Competition Format

Each of the 20 clubs of the Ligue 1 will play a total of 38 games. The three premier clubs at the end of the season will get a chance to compete in the Champions League.

On the other hand, the fifth club of the league will gain entrance to the qualifications of the Europa League group stage, while the sixth-ranked club should compete in the Conference League play-off round.

There will be a change compared to last year in terms of relegation. Now, the last four clubs on the table will be demoted to Ligue 2. The year prior, two were relegated directly, while the third one needed to compete in a relegation play-off match.

Ligue 1 Past Winners

As far as trophies go, PSG has been the dominant force in French football for the last 10 years. 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
2021-22 Paris Saint-Germain
2020-21 Lille
2019-20 Paris Saint-Germain
2018-19 Paris Saint-Germain
2017-18 Paris Saint-Germain
2016-17 Monaco
2015-16 Paris Saint-Germain
2014-15 Paris Saint-Germain
2013-14 Paris Saint-Germain
2012-13 Paris Saint-Germain
2011-12 Montpellier
2010-11 Lille

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, PSG, and Saint-Etienne. However, besides PSG, 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.

Rank Club Winners
1. Olympique Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain


2. Monaco


3. Olympique Lyon 7
4. Bordeaux




5. Standard Athletic Club 5
6. Nice 4
7. Helvetique Marseille

Le Havre

8. RC Paris



9.  Club Francais


CA Paris

US Tourcoing



Gallia Club Paris


Stade Francais




Ligue 1 Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer

The award of being the best Ligue 1 player is one that has been given to some of the greats of French football. It is something that we have to greatly consider in our Ligue 1 betting tips before entering the season.

Season Player of the Year Club
2021-22 Kylian Mbappe  PSG
2020-21 Kylian Mbappe  PSG
2019-20 Not Awarded /
2018-19 Kylian Mbappe  PSG
2017-18 Neymar PSG
2016-17 Edinson Cavani PSG
2015-16 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG
2014-15 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon
2013-14 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG
2012-13 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG
2011-12 Eden Hazard Lille
2010-11 Eden Hazard Lille

At the same time, Ligue 1 is known for players that score a lot of goals. Some of them have even gone on and repeated the success in other leagues.

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

Wissam Ben Yedder



2018-19 Kylian Mbappe  PSG 33
2017-18 Edinson Cavani PSG 28
2016-17 Edinson Cavani PSG 35
2015-16 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG 38
2014-15 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon 27
2013-14 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG 26
2012-13 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG 30
2011-12 Olivier Giroud




2010-11 Moussa Sow Lille 25


Ligue 1 Betting Tips

French Ligue 1 is one of the most popular football leagues in Europe. The love for this league is shared by the bettingexpert community with our football experts posting their Ligue 1 predictions throughout the season, from August through to the conclusion of the season the following May.

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Stats Ligue 1

Ligue 1 is regarded as a defensive league with one of the lowest average goals per game figure among the top leagues of Europe. Over the last five seasons, just over 47% of Ligue 1 games have finished with at least 3 goals scored. This is the lowest figure among the top leagues of Europe.

League Over 2.5 Goals Under 2.5 Goals
Bundesliga 56.2% 43.8%
La Liga 50.3% 49.7%
Ligue 1 47.3% 52.7%
Premier League 52.1% 47.9%
Serie A 52.2% 47.8%

Home field advantage in Ligue 1 is comparable to other top leagues of Europe. It is fourth in home win percentage, second to La Liga for average league points won at home and second to La Liga for average goal advantage for home teams.

League Home Win % Ave. Home Points Won Home Advantage (Goals per game)
Bundesliga 46.0% 1.63 +0.39
La Liga 46.6% 1.65 +0.41
Ligue 1 45.8% 1.64 +0.39
Premier League 45.7% 1.60 +0.34
Serie A 44.2% 1.58 +0.31

Given its low scoring nature, Ligue Un is last for matches featuring a goal from both teams (BTTS Yes) and likewise is ranked first for matches that finish without a goal being scored by either team.

League Both Teams Score – Yes Scoreless Matches
Bundesliga 55.1% 6.9%
La Liga 50.3% 7.3%
Ligue 1 48.2% 7.9%
Premier League 50.8% 7.5%
Serie A 53.8% 7.5%

Favourites Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has dominated the top flight of French football for the last seven seasons (while also competing deep into the Champions League, Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France), the outright winner of six Ligue 1 titles and finishing second in 2016-17 to champions Monaco, dominating outright betting in recent seasons.

Marseille are tied with Saint Etienne for the most titles all time in French top division football with each claiming ten titles. Marseille’s last title was in 2009-10, while Saint Etienne’s last title was in 1980-81. PSG have won a total of eight titles, tied with Monaco and Nantes.

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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, there are a few points to keep in mind. The most important of these are:

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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.

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If you are outside France, you may also find a bookmaker offering live streaming of Ligue 1 matches. This can be great regardless of whether you bet on Ligue 1 or just want to sit back and watch a game from France’s top division.

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