Monaco won their eighth Ligue 1 title last season, their first since 2000, and will be hoping for a second successive title this time around too. 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 2018-2019 season fast approaching who are you tipping to be League Winners come May?
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 and Monaco with eight, 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.
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 Ten Ligue 1 Winners
Last 10 Ligue 1 Winners
|2017/18||PSG||Edinson Cavani (28)|
|2016/17||Monaco||Edinson Cavani (35)|
|2015/16||PSG||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38)|
|2014/15||PSG||Alexandre Lacazette (27)|
|2013/14||PSG||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (26)|
|2012/13||PSG||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (30)|
|2010/11||Lille||Olivier Giroud (21)|
|2009/10||Marseille||Moussa Sow (25)|
|2008/09||Bordeaux||Mamdou Niang (18)|
Ligue 1 Fixtures
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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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Favourites French Ligue 1
Ligue 1 Betting Tips on Favourites 18/19
|League||Club||Titles||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
|Ligue 1||Paris Saint Germain||7||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
|Ligue 1||AS Monaco||8||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
|Ligue 1||Olympique Lyonnais||7||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
|Ligue 1||AS Saint Etienne||10||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
|Ligue 1||Olympique de Marseille||9||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
|Ligue 1||FC Nantes||8||Ligue 1 Betting Tips|
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