French Ligue 1 Previews, Predictions & Betting Tips

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French Ligue 1 Tips

Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football. Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs that play each other home and away from August to May. Ligue 1 is one of the top leagues in Europe, with the recent investment in Paris Saint-Germain adding to its prestige.

Ligue 1 began in 1932 and has never been completely dominated by one club. Despite Paris Saint-Germain’s recent emergence as a powerhouse, Saint-Étienne remain the most successful club with ten league titles. Marseille have won nine titles, with Nantes and Monaco winning eight each.

The prestige of Ligue 1 has grown in recent years, especially after Paris Saint-Germain paid a world record fee of €222 million to Barcelona for Brazilian superstar Neymar in 2017. Kylian Mbappe is another star plying his trade in Paris alongside Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani.

Olympique Lyonnais have won the most consecutive titles with seven between 2002 and 2008 and the current champions are Paris Saint-Germain. The Paris giants won four consecutive titles between 2013 and 2016 and regained the title from Monaco in 2017-18 with the help of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

PSG have a mission to win the UEFA Champions League but haven't been able to make the final in recent seasons despite continued heavy investment. They will have a chance to compete in the premier club competition with the top two teams in Ligue making the group stage and third position earning a spot in the Champions League qualifiers.

Recent Ligue 1 Winners, Runners-up and Third place

SeasonWinnersRunners-upThird place

2017-18Paris Saint-GermainMonacoLyon
2016-17MonacoParis Saint-Germain
2015-16Paris Saint-Germain
2014-15Paris Saint-Germain
2013-14Paris Saint-Germain
2012-13Paris Saint-Germain
2011-12MontpellierParis Saint-Germain

Betting on Ligue 1 is popular with the Over/Under Goals Tips featuring prominently. At FreeTips you will also find Ligue 1 Win/Draw/Win Tips, Ligue 1 First Goalscorer Tips and Ligue 1 Outright / Futures Tips including competition winner, top three and relegation tips.

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