With several stars, the French Ligue 1 has good betting options. Check out our picks and predictions!
Ligue 1 is France’s premier league. With top teams and big names on the pitch, especially the Neymar, the competition is very attractive for sports betting. That’s why we’ve brought you our Ligue 1 betting tips.
The 2020/21 season started on 21 August, with matches scheduled to conclude on 23 May 2021. There are 38 rounds in total, each club plays 19 times at home and 19 times away.
The first two places in the competition will guarantee a direct ticket to the Champions League. The third-placed team will play in the Champions League playoffs, similar to what we have here in the pre-libertadores.
The fourth-placed team in Ligue 1 will guarantee a place in the Europa League, while the fifth-placed team will play a preliminary round of the same competition.
At the bottom of the table, a curiosity:
- Only two teams are relegated directly to the second division of the French championship, i.e. the last two placed teams.
- But there is a possibility of a third relegation in the competition. The 18th-placed team in the competition plays a playoff against the team that finishes third in the French second division. The winner of the playoff will be guaranteed a place in Ligue 1 the following season.
Ligue 1’s biggest winners
Saint-Étienne are the biggest Ligue 1 winners with 10 titles. However, the French giants have not won the competition since the 1980/81 season.
In second place, Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain share the post with nine titles. PSG have won the league seven times in a row and will be a regular feature of our Ligue 1 betting tips.
Monaco and Nantes, both with eight wins, Lyon with seven, Bordeaux and Reims, both with six, complete the ranking of Ligue 1’s biggest winners.
Lucas Paquetá: the main signing for the season
As the 2020/21 season is practically an extension of the previous one, there have not been many negotiations. However, the main one of them gave the talk, and involves. Lucas Paquetá, born in the youth team of Flamengo and who belonged to AC Milan, was sold to Lyon for 20 million euros.
In the French Ligue 1 the young player seeks to rediscover his career after a lacklustre spell in Italy. The start is encouraging, with good performances and awards for best player on the pitch. If you choose to bet on a specific player, our picks point to him.
Ligue 1 Predictions
Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites to win for the eighth time in a row. Lyon are the main contenders to end Paris Saint-Germain’s run of form.
It is difficult for any team other than the two mentioned above to take the title, and our predictions will be mostly linked to them, but we can point out some interesting surprises, such as Lille, who have made a good start to the competition. Monaco, Rennes and Marseille are also in the running.
Ligue 1 betting tips
So far, the home side has won 39% of the matches against 35% of the visitors, with another 26% accounted for by draws. In addition, 520 goals were scored, an average of 2.77 per match.
Therefore, we can see that the best bets are on the goal market. It is interesting to keep an eye on games with good odds on the option above 1.5 goals, which is below the cut-off score. Over 2.5 balls in the net in matches is also great.