Ligue 1 betting tips, odds and predictions for 2023/24

Fixture
Prediction

⚽ Reims vs Lille

Reims To Win

⚽ PSG vs Monaco

Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Toulouse vs Nice

Draw

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**The odds were correct at the time of writing but are subject to change**

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Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Take a look below for the top handpicked France Ligue 1 prediction for three of this week's matches.

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Reims vs Lille

Reims to win @ 7/4 (2.75)

We kick off our Ligue 1 predictions with Reims vs Lille and our money is going on a home win. Lille are struggling on the road of late with defeats in each of their last three games whilst they've not won a league away match since November. Reims meanwhile have lost only one of their last five home matches whilst their head to head record with Lille is strong. They have won three of the last four meetings without losing.

Monaco vs PSG

Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/15 (1.53)

This game might see first take on third but PSG are miles ahead in respect of points meaning their isn't loads riding on this match in respect of the title race. Regardless, out focus is on the total goals market and we're backing over 2.5 goals. Monaco have seen their last three matches go over the 2.5 threshold whilst PSG have seen three of their last five away games break the 2.5 cut off; they've averaged 4.2 goals per game across those five. The last head to head match featured seven goals.

Toulouse vs Nice

Draw @ 11/5 (3.20)

We end our Ligue 1 betting predictions with a draw tip as Nice visit Toulouse's Stadium Municipal. Toulouse have won two, drawn one and lost two of their past five matches. Nice meanwhile have also lost two of their last five matches with one win and two draws. That gives Nice a slightly worse form guide over the respective past five matches, however, the away sides hold a superior head to head record. That being said, two of the last three head to head games have ended level.

Ligue 1 Predictions

Ligue 1's title contenders & odds

  • PSG 1/150
  • Brest 40/1
  • Monaco 66/1

Ligue 1 Odds: Top Goalscorer

Kylian Mbappe's days at PSG are surely numbered, with Liverpool and Real Madrid amongst the Frenchman's rumoured destinations as his contract runs down. He is the runaway top scorer for 2023/24, and – assuming no long-term injuries – it is just a question of the margin by which he will emerge as this season's top gun, en-route to setting a new outright record of six Ligue 1 top scorer awards.

However, there is still the small matter of breaking Josip Skoblar's record for the most goals in a Ligue 1 campaign (44 in 1970/71). Yet, with the season now past its halfway point, Mbappe needs to up his scoring rate in order to even match that.

Current Odds:

  • Kylian Mbappe @ 1/80
  • Wissam Ben Yedder @ 25/1
  • Alexandre Lacazette @ 25/1

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Kylian Mbappe is Ligue 1's greatest player of the 21st century to date. (Photo by Philippe Lecoeur/FEP/Icon Sport) – Photo by Icon sport

What is Ligue 1, and How Does It Work?

Ligue 1 is the top men's football league in France, and along with La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and the Premier League, it is one of Europe's ‘big five' leagues. Teams who get relegated from Ligue 1 play in Ligue 2. The top 18 French teams compete for the title of Champion of France, and the league runs from August to May each season.

Each team participating in Ligue 1 plays a total of 34 matches, facing each team twice (home and away). The format of the league follows the same format other major European leagues follow, and the team who gets the most points in Ligue 1 gets crowned champion. There are no playoffs, such as those seen in leagues like the American MLS.

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Ligue 1 trivia

  • When was Ligue 1 founded? The top division in France dates back to 1930 but it has only been known as Ligue 1 since 2002
  • Which player has the most Ligue 1 appearances? Goalkeeper Mickael Landreau has played 618 times in Ligue 1 for such clubs as Nantes, PSG, Lille and Bastia
  • Who has scored the most Ligue 1 goals? Dello Innis has 299 Ligue 1 goals, mostly coming during his time at Monaco in the 1970s

Our Final Conclusion

Season after season, the most likely winner is Paris Saint-Germain. However, Lille did win the title as recently as 2021, showing that nothing is certain in this league. And while the 2021/22 title race was PSG's by a 15-point landslide, a fast-flowing Rennes (with a finish of 4th) also caught the eye with an incredible 82-goal tally that nobody beneath the champions came anywhere near to matching.

And in the 2022/23 campaign, Lens also had a star turn by finishing as ‘best of the rest' behind PSG, just three years after being promoted from Ligue 2. While they haven't been able to emulate that this term, the sight of the Stade Bollaert-Delelis hosting Champions League football in the autumn – especially after such a long wait – was nothing short of romantic even for neutral fans.

Could the likes of Rennes, Lens or Lille go again? In truth, PSG's kingdom depends on their future ability to adequately replace the likes of Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Neymar, who have been devastating alongside Mbappe in recent years. One thing is for sure – there's never a dull moment in Ligue 1!

last update : March 2024

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