Nice to win
Strasbourg to win
**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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Nice vs Brest
Nice to win @ 8/11 (1.73)
We kick off our Ligue 1 tips for this round of games by backing Nice to take maximum points from this game. Nice have been in really good form of late with three straight wins to their name including wins over the likes of Monaco and PSG in that period. It's also worth noting that they're yet to lose a game this season. Brest aren't in shoddy form themselves, however, four losses in the last five head to head meetings won't see them overly confident of getting a result here.
Strasbourg vs Lens
Strasbourg to win @ 9/4 (3.25)
The value on this Strasbourg to win wager is insanely strong. Lens have been in awful form of late with no away win in half a dozen fixtures whilst they have notably lost four of their last five away matches. Strasbourg have been in pretty decent form at home too. They've not lost any of their past nine home matches dating back to April; they've won over half of those games.
Monaco vs Marseille
Draw @ 14/5 (3.80)
The last three head to head meetings between Monaco and Marseille make the sides pretty inseparable with each side winning one match and the other game ending level. We believe this game could end level too. Monaco have won just one of their last four matches drawing two of those games. Marseille meanwhile are also winless in four; they've drawn three of those games.
Ligue 1 Predictions
- 1 Ligue 1 Betting Tips
- 2 Nice vs Brest
- 3 Strasbourg vs Lens
- 4 Monaco vs Marseille
- 5 Ligue 1 Predictions
- 6 Ligue 1's Title Contenders
- 7 Ligue 1 Odds: Top Goalscorer
- 8 What is Ligue 1, and How Does It Work?
- 9 Ligue 1 FAQ
- 10 Our Final Conclusion
Ligue 1's Title Contenders
Most leagues will have some form of debate over who will win the title but that is rarely the case in Ligue 1 and that is exactly as things stand in France this year. PSG are heavily odds on to win the title once again but with a few questions still to be answered at PSG there might be a few others who see this season as their chance to get their hands on the silverware.
Current Ligue 1 Title Odds
- PSG @ 2/7
- Marseille @ 12/1
- Lens @ 20/1
- Lille @ 20/1
- Monaco @ 20/1
How things currently look
Here are the current Ligue 1 table standings:
Ligue 1 Odds: Top Goalscorer
We're quite premature with our top goalscorer predictions this season with the transfer market still very much open. A player expected to be at the centre of the rumours over the next few weeks is Kylian Mbappe and, depending on where he's playing next season, the race for the Ligue 1 golden boot could look very different. That being said, PSG do still boast all the most likely candidates with Mbappe, Neymar and Marcos Asensio all expected to bag goals. Alexandre Lacazette, Jonathan David and Habib Diallo are names away from PSG that will hope to have their name in the mix towards the top of the scoring charts.
Top goalscorer odds are not yet available.
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What is Ligue 1, and How Does It Work?
Ligue 1 is the top men's football league in France. People compare it to other Champions leagues betting tips , such as La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and the Premier League. The second tier is the Ligue 2 tournament, and teams who get promoted from it end up in Ligue 1. The teams who get relegated from Ligue 1, play in Ligue 2. The top twenty 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 thirty-eight matches in total, 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. The 2023/2024 Ligue 1 season will begin in August 2023 and is due to end in May 2024.
Some of the top matchups include:
- PSG vs Marseille
- PSG vs Lyon
- Lyon vs Marseille
- St Etienne vs Lyon
Ligue 1 FAQ
- 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
- How many teams play in Ligue 1? There are 20 teams in Ligue as things stand but in 2023/24 that is being reduced to 18
- Who are the most successful team in Ligue 1 history? Both PSG and Saint-Etienne have won 10 league titles each
- 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, most coming during his time at Monaco in the 1970s
Our Final Conclusion
Ligue 1 has a few teams that could win the title in 2023, but like other European leagues, a few clubs dominate over the rest of the division. The most likely winner is Paris Saint-Germain, even with noise surrounding Kylian Mbappe's future. That being said, they were far from perfect last season and have lost Lionel Messi – amongst others – this summer. Should they leave the door open then the likes of Marseille, Monaco and Lille might fancy their chances.