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Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Ligue 1 is the top-most professional football league in France. It is currently referred as Ligue 1 Uber Eats because of the sponsorship deal. Ligue 1 has been one of the top 5 leagues in Europe based on the latest UEFA Co-efficient rankings.

Ligue 1 is contested by 18 teams. The teams play each other on a home-and-away basis with each team playing a total of 34 league games per season. The Ligue 1 season runs from August to May with a winter break between late December and early January. Teams are ranked based on points accumulated, goal difference, and goals scored in that order. At the end of the season, the bottom three teams are relegated and replaced by three teams promoted from Ligue 2.

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Ligue 1 has seen some of the best players in world football playing for its teams. Some of the most famous names that have played in the top French league over the years include; Jean-Pierre Papin, Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ligue one currently boasts of some of the biggest names in world football. These include Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembélé (all PSG), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), and Wissam Ben-Yedder (Monaco).


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Ligue 1 betting tips

Ligue 1 is one of the most popular leagues in the world and as such is also one of the most sought after betting markets. It enjoys massively following in Africa because it welcomes many players from Africa. Fans want to watch and bet on their favorite teams and players. At LiveTipsPortal (LTP), we provide free France Ligue 1 predictions in particular for our African betting customers.

Our Ligue 1 betting tips cover a wide range of betting markets including the popular ones such as 1X2, Over/Under, Both Teams To Score, Halftime/Fulltime, Draw No Bet, Double Chance, Odd/Even, Home/Away, Handicap, Goals, Corners, Bookings, Goal-scorers, Accumulators, and Specials.

Livetipsportal has a team of French football experts who understand Ligue 1 very well and are able to generate winning predictions. Every match is well-researched and analyzed before our experts give the bet tips today and football prediction for tomorrow that they think would most likely bring good winnings to our customers. Our tips have a high rate of success and have helped our customers enjoy more winnings from their betting activities at the most popular betting companies in Africa, like Parimatch, 1xBet and Cyberbet.

Ligue 1 Betting Tips
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Ligue 1 betting strategies

If you want to enjoy maximum gains from your betting activities, you must know what you are doing. This means understanding the dynamics of betting and important things to consider when placing bets. You can follow the best football betting strategy page for a more comprehensive explanation of how to go about betting successfully. Here we just touch on some important areas.

First, you need to learn about the teams – details such as recent form, head-to-head record, team lineups, and overall performance. These are some of the information that we highlight in our tips for every match that we cover. The information will help you to determine the level of readiness of each team as they go into a match.

You also need to know how to pick the right type of bet that will help you balance between the risk and the reward. The aim is to win and get a good return on your investment. This will mainly be determined by the odds offered for each betting option.

Current Standing

Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain FC
63 28 18 9 1 65 24 41
Stade Brest
Stade Brestois 29
53 29 15 8 6 44 27 17
AS Monaco
AS Monaco FC
52 28 15 7 6 53 38 15
Lille OSC
Lille OSC
49 28 13 10 5 42 25 17
OGC Nice
OGC Nice
44 28 12 8 8 28 22 6
RC Lens
RC Lens
43 29 12 7 10 38 32 6
Olympique Lyon
Olympique Lyon
41 29 12 5 12 38 45 -7
Stade Reims
Stade de Reims
40 29 11 7 11 36 39 -3
Olympique de Marseille
39 28 10 9 9 41 33 8
Stade Rennes
Stade Rennais FC
39 29 10 9 10 41 36 5
Toulouse FC
36 29 9 9 11 34 37 -3
RC Strasbourg
RC Strasbourg Alsace
36 29 9 9 11 33 40 -7
Montpellier HSC
33 29 8 10 11 36 41 -5
FC Nantes
Football Club de Nantes
31 29 9 4 16 28 45 -17
Le Havre
Le Havre AC
28 29 6 10 13 27 37 -10
FC Lorient
FC Lorient
26 28 6 8 14 35 52 -17
FC Metz
26 29 7 5 17 30 49 -19
Clermont Foot
Clermont Foot 63
22 29 4 10 15 21 48 -27
  • Champions League
  • Champions League Quali.
  • Europa League
  • Europa Conference League Quali.
  • Relegation play-off
  • Relegation

Ligue 1 teams

Some of the popular Ligue 1 teams that have played regularly in the top flight over the years include Paris St-Germain, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Marseille, Lille, St Etienne, Nantes, Nice, Lens, Girondins Bordeaux, and AS Monaco. These clubs enjoy considerable following beyond France and are quite popular across Africa.

Ligue 1 gets 4 slots in the UEFA Champions League competition. The top three teams qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League while number four goes through the qualifying round. The team that finishes fifth in Ligue 1 gets to play in the UEFA Europa League. The slot for the newly introduced Europa Conference League goes to the sixth-placed team at the end of the season.

Ligue 1 teams have not enjoyed much success in the UEFA Champions League or even its old format the European Cup. Olympique Marseille won the inaugural Champions League format in 1992/93. This remains the only win by a French Club in Europe’s elite club competition. French teams have been runners-up in the European Cup/Champions League six times. Reims (1956, 1959), St Etienne (1976), Marseille (1991), Monaco (2004), PSG (2020).

French teams have not enjoyed any luck in the Europa League (formerly UEFA Cup) either. So far, there has been no winner from Ligue 1. Nevertheless, French teams have been runners-up five times – Bastia (1978), Bordeaux (1996), Marseille (1999, 2004, 2018).

History of Ligue 1

The French top professional league, known as the National back then, was first held in the 1932/33 season with a total of 20 teams participating. Some of the teams that participated and are still around today include Marseille, Metz, Nice, Nîmes, Rennes, Sochaux, and Montpellier. The inaugural winners in 1933 were Olympique Lillois, which later merged with SC Fives in 1944 to form Lille OSC.

The league’s name was changed from National to Division 1 starting in the 1933/34 season and the following year a proper promotion and relegation system was introduced. The league took a break during World War 2 and resumed after with 18 teams. The number of teams was increased to 20 during the 1965/66 season.

Ligue 1 format was officially launched in 2002 with 20 teams participating. The bottom 3 teams at the end of the season get relegated to Ligue 2 while 3 new ones are promoted. Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nice and Rennes remain the only founding clubs that are still playing in Ligue 1. Paris St Germain were promoted in 1974/75 and have remained in the top flight ever since.

Records and milestones of Ligue 1 Teams:

Most titlesFC Paris Saint-Germain (11)
Most consecutive titlesOlympique Lyon (7 – from 2002 to 2008)
Most points in single season96 from PSG (2015/16)
Most wins in single season30 for PSG (2015/16) & AS Monaco (2016/17)
Longest unbeaten run within a single season32 from Nantes (1994/95)

Records and milestones of Ligue 1 Players:

Most gamesMickael Landreau (618 – for Nantes, PSG, Lille, Bastia)
Most goalsDelio Onnis (219)
Most goals in single seasonJosip Skoblar (44 in 1970/71)
Most titles wonSidney Govou, Grégory Coupet and Juninho (Lyon), Jean-Michel Larqué and Hervé Revelli (Saint-Étienne), Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti (PSG)

All stats are from the 16th of August, 2023.