Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Discover our tips and forecasts for all matches and loads of information for your sports betting on the French Ligue 1 championship.
Presentation of the Ligue 1
Ligue 1 is the first division in France. It has 20 professional teams, who compete for the title of France football. At the end of a season, the first two places qualify directly for the Champions League, while the third one gets the right to participate in the playoffs. The fourth, the winner of the French Cup and the League Cup, wins their ticket to the Europa League. At the bottom of the ranking, the teams that finish 19th and 20th are automatically relegated to Ligue 2, and the 18th plays a match against the 3rd of the second division not to descend. Last year, AS Monaco was crowned champions of France, ahead of PSG and OGC Nice.
Ligue 1 key stats
The first thing to know about Ligue 1 is that it tends to become a more and more technical championship. If the physics has always prided itself on the touch of beauty, these last two seasons have shown that mentalities evolve in the right direction. The ratio of goals scored on spot kicks is decreasing and represents only one third of the goals scored.
Privileged 1-1 and 1-0
Last year 24.5% of the matches ended in a 1-1 or a 1-0 home team win. Betting on these two exact scores will be a good idea in 2017-2018. Expert advice!
Well bet on Ligue 1
Combined with the low external success ratio (26.6%). If you want to bet on a team in a tight game, turn to the one that plays in front of the crowd, or the draw (24.2% of matches last season) often offered at odds from 3.00 to 3.20.
Another factor to take into account is the average of goals. For the past four years, it has been steadily increasing to a pretty good score of 2.61 goals per game on average last year. With the progression of teams like AS Monaco, PSG or OGC Nice, more and more high scores are found in the Hexagon. Do not forget to try to bet on the "+2.5 goals", validated in almost half of the matches in the last season.
The forces present for 2017-2018
After a last thrilling season until the last minute of the final day, many teams hope to shine in 2017-2018. Will Ligue 1 be the scene of a new fight between Paris and Monaco? What will Lyon, Marseilles, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux give? Can the LOSC play the spoils under the aegis of Marcelo Bielsa?
Paris SG: getting to the top
The last edition of the French football championship will have mostly seen the PSG lose its title of champion of France, after four years of winning it. Not really the fault of the Parisian players, although everything was not perfect, since they still took 87 points out of 114 possible. With the final assimilation of the methods of Unai Emery and the weight of Cavani, the men of the capital will still be the ones to beat in 2017-2018. Before the start of the season, their rating was 1/3 for a final victory.
Monaco: the season after
Titled champions of France at the end of a fabulous season (95 points, 107 goals scored) the AS Monaco will still be the number 1 competitor of PSG. The problem for them will be to fill the departure of many players leaving for big clubs. If you can take them as a base during each weekend, do not hesitate to put a bet on their second consecutive title at the end of the season. Before the first day, the rating for such a scenario is 4/1.
Nice, Lyon, Marseille and Lille as outsiders
After a great season under Lucien Favre, OGC Nice with Mario Balotelli will want to repeat what they achieved last season. The same goes for Olympique Lyonnais. Fourth last year, Bruno Génésio's men will have to digest the departures of major players (Tolisso, Valbuena ...) to put doubt in the head of the ASM and Paris. Finally, Marseille and its Champions Project could well make you win some bets when they will play their matches at the Vélodrome.
Whether you want to bet on football, need advice on Ligue 1 or free expert advice, you will find everything you need on this page throughout the season. Ligue 1 is fantastic, let's make sure to magnify it by winning our sports betting!
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