French Ligue 2 Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions

The French Ligue 2 is the second division of the French professional football league. Ligue 2 and Ligue 1, the country's top football division, make up the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).

Ligue 2 is currently known as Domino's Ligue 2 due to sponsorship by Domino's Pizza. 

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French Ligue 2 History


Ligue 2 as we currently know it was created as Division 2 in 1933, one year after the creation of Division 1 in 1932. The inaugural season consisted of six clubs including Strasbourg, RC Roubaix, and Amiens SC.

In 1934 the second division contained 23 clubs - 14 in the Nord section and nine in the Sud section. The winners of each group faced each other to determine which club would earn promotion to Ligue 1.

On 20 May 1934 Red Star Saint-Ouen faced Olympique Alès with Red Star emerging victorious 3-2. Red Star were thus crowned the Division 2 champions and promoted to the first division, Alès were also promoted to the first division alongside Strasbourg and Mulhouse who each won a pool championship after the first division expanded to 16 teams.

The second division became a 16 team league in 1934 and adopted a single table instead of two sections. The league increased to 19 clubs and then 25 clubs that were divided into four groups.

Following World War II, the second division combined professional and amateur clubs and allowed amateur clubs to become professional if they met certain standards. In 2002 the Division 2 changed its name to Ligue 2.

French Ligue 2 Results


Knowing all the latest French Ligue 2 results is imperative for looking ahead and finding value in the match betting markets. Find out what teams are in form and what teams are on the slide to adjust what teams you tail and fade.

French Ligue 2 Champions


Metz were the 2018-19 Ligue 2 champions, finishing with 81 points which was seven ahead of Brest who accumulated 74 points.

SeasonWinnersRunners-up
2019-20 TBA TBA
2018-19 Metz (4) Brest
2017-18 Reims (2) Nîmes
2016-17 Strasbourg (3) Amiens
2015-16 Nancy (5) Dijon
2014-15 Troyes (1) Gazélec Ajaccio
2013-14 Metz (3) Lens
2012-13 Monaco (1) Guingamp
2011-12 Bastia (2) Reims
2010-11 Evian (1) Ajaccio
2009-10 Caen (2) Brest
2008-09 Lens (4) Montpellier
2007-08 Le Havre (5) Nantes
2006-07 Metz (2) Caen
2005-06 Valenciennes (2) Sedan
2004-05 Nancy (4) Le Mans
2003-04 Saint-Étienne (3) Caen
2002-03 Toulouse (2) Le Mans
2001-02 Ajaccio (2) Strasbourg
2000-01 Sochaux (2) Lorient
1999-2000 Lille (4) Guingamp
1998-99 Saint-Étienne (2) Sedan
1997-98 Nancy (3) Lorient
1996-97 Châteauroux (1) Toulouse
1995-96 Caen (1) Marseille
1994-95 Marseille (1) Guingamp
1993-94 Nice (4) Rennes
1992-93 Gr. A: Martigues (1) Gr. A: Cannes
1992-93 Gr. B: Angers Gr. B: Rennes
1991-92 Gr. A: Valenciennes Gr. A: Angers
1991-92 Gr. B: Bordeaux (1) Gr. B: Strasbourg
1990-91 Gr. A: Nîmes Gr. A: Strasbourg
1990-91 Gr. B: Le Havre (4) Gr. B: Lens
1989-90 Gr. A: Nancy (2) Gr. A: Strasbourg
1989-90 Gr. B: Rennes Gr. B: Valenciennes
1988-89 Gr. A: Mulhouse Gr. A: Brest
1988-89 Gr. B: Lyon (3) Gr. B: Nîmes
1987-88 Gr. A: Sochaux Gr. A: Lyon
1987-88 Gr. B: Strasbourg (2) Gr. B: Caen
1986-87 Gr. A: Niort Gr. A: Caen
1986-87 Gr. B: Montpellier (3) Gr. B: Lyon
1985-86 Gr. A: Saint-Étienne Gr. A: Alès
1985-86 Gr. B: RCF Paris (1) Gr. B: Mulhouse
1984-85 Gr. A: Le Havre (3) Gr. A: Mulhouse
1984-85 Gr. B: Nice Gr. B: Saint-Étienne
1983-84 Gr. A: Marseille Gr. A: Nice
1983-84 Gr. B: Tours (1) Gr. B: RCF Paris
1982-83 Gr. A: Rennes (2) Gr. A: Nîmes
1982-83 Gr. B: Toulon Gr. B: Reims
1981-82 Gr. A: Toulouse (1) Gr. A: Thonon
1981-82 Gr. B: Rouen Gr. B: Mulhouse
1980-81 Gr. A: Montpellier Gr. A: Toulouse
1980-81 Gr. B: Brest (1) Gr. B: Nœux-les-Mines
1979-80 Gr. A: Tours Gr. A: Rennes
1979-80 Gr. B: Auxerre (1) Gr. B: Avignon
1978-79 Gr. A: Gueugnon (1) Gr. A: Avignon
1978-79 Gr. B: Brest Gr. B: Lens
1977-78 Gr. A: Angers Gr. A: Besançon
1977-78 Gr. B: Lille (3) Gr. B: Paris FC
1976-77 Gr. A: Monaco Gr. A: Gueugnon
1976-77 Gr. B: Strasbourg (1) Gr. B: Rouen
1975-76 Gr. A: Rennes Gr. A: Laval
1975-76 Gr. B: Angers (2) Gr. B: Red Star
1974-75 Gr. A: Valenciennes Gr. A: Rouen
1974-75 Gr. B: Nancy (1) Gr. B: Avignon
1973-74 Gr. A: Lille (2) Gr. A: Valenciennes
1973-74 Gr. B: Red Star Gr. B: Paris Saint-Germain
1972-73 Gr. A: Lens (3) Gr. A: Boulogne
1972-73 Gr. B: Troyes Gr. B: Monaco
1971-72 Gr. A: Sedan Gr. A: Troyes
1971-72 Gr. B: Valenciennes (1) Gr. B: Limoges
1971-72 Gr. C: Strasbourg Gr. C: Avignon
1970-71 Gr. North: Lille Gr. North: Chaumont
1970-71 Gr. Center: Paris Saint-Germain (1) Gr. Center: Rouen
1970-71 Gr. South: Monaco Gr. South: Avignon
1969-70 Nice (3) Nancy
1968-69 Angers (1) Angoulême
1967-68 Bastia (1) Nîmes
1966-67 Ajaccio (1) Metz
1965-66 Reims (1) Marseille
1964-65 Nice (2) Red Star
1963-64 Lille (1) Sochaux
1962-63 Saint-Étienne (1) Nantes
1961-62 Grenoble (2) Valenciennes
1960-61 Montpellier (2) Metz
1959-60 Grenoble (1) FC Nancy
1958-59 Le Havre (2) Stade Français
1957-58 FC Nancy (2) Rennes
1956-57 Alès (2) Béziers
1955-56 Rennes (1) Angers
1954-55 Sedan (1) Red Star
1953-54 Lyon (2) Troyes
1952-53 Toulouse (1) Monaco
1951-52 Stade Français (1) Montpellier
1950-51 Lyon (1) Metz
1949-50 Nîmes (1) Le Havre
1948-49 Lens (2) Bordeaux
1947-48 Nice (1) Colmar
1946-47 Sochaux (1) Alès
1945-46 Gr. North: FC Nancy (1) Gr. North: Stade Français
1945-46 Gr. South: Montpellier (1) Gr. South: Toulouse
1938-39 Red Star (2) Rennes
1937-38 Le Havre (1) Saint-Étienne
1936-37 Lens (1) Valenciennes
1935-36 Rouen (1) RC Roubaix
1934-35 Metz (1) Valenciennes
1933-34 Gr. North: Red Star (1) Gr. North: Rouen
1933-34 Gr. South: Alès (1) Gr. South: Saint-Étienne

French Ligue 2 Most Successful Clubs


Le Havre and Nancy have won the most Ligue 2 titles with five victories each. Lens, Nice, Lille and Metz have all won four Ligue 2 titles with Montpellier, Saint-Étienne, Strasbourg and Lyon winning three Ligue 2 titles.

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning YearsRunner-up Years
Le Havre 5 1 1937–38, 1958–59, 1984–85, 1990–91, 2007–08 1949–50
Nancy 5 1 1974–75, 1989–90, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2015–16 1969–70
Lens 4 1 1936–37, 1948–49, 1972–73, 2008–09 2013–14
Nice 4 1 1947–48, 1964–65, 1969–70, 1993–94 1984–85
Lille 4 1 1963–64, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1999–2000 1970–71
Metz 4 3 1934–35, 2006–07, 2013–14, 2018–19 1950–51, 1960–61, 1966–67
Montpellier 3 3 1945–46, 1960–61, 1986–87 1951–52, 1980–81, 2008–09
Saint-Étienne 3 3 1962–63, 1998–99, 2003–04 1933–34, 1937–38, 1985–86
Strasbourg 3 2 1976–77, 1987–88, 2016–17 1971–72, 2001–02
Lyon 3 1950–51, 1953–54, 1988–89
Rennes 2 5 1955–56, 1982–83 1938–39, 1957–58, 1975–76, 1989–90, 1993–94
Valenciennes 2 5 1971–72, 2005–06 1934–35, 1936–37, 1961–62, 1974–75, 1991–92
Red Star 2 3 1933–34, 1938–39 1954–55, 1964–65, 1973–74
Angers 2 3 1968–69, 1975–76 1955–56, 1977–78, 1992–93
Sochaux 2 2 1946–47, 2000–01 1963–64, 1987–88
Caen 2 2 1995–96, 2009–10 2003–04, 2006–07
Alès 2 1 1933–34, 1956–57 1946–47
FC Nancy 2 1 1945–46, 1957–58 1959–60
Reims 2 1 1965–66, 2017–18 2011–12
Ajaccio 2 1 1966–67, 2001–02 2010–11
Toulouse 2 1 1981–82, 2002–03 1996–97
Grenoble 2 1959–60, 1961–62
Bastia 2 1967–68, 2011–12
Nîmes 1 3 1949–50 1967–68, 1990–91, 2017–18
Sedan 1 3 1954–55 1971–72, 1998–99, 2005–06
Brest 1 3 1980–81 1978–79, 2009–10, 2018–19
Marseille 1 3 1994–95 1965–66, 1983–84, 1995–96
Monaco 1 3 2012–13 1952–53, 1970–71, 1976–77
Rouen 1 2 1935–36 1933–34, 1981–82
Stade Français 1 2 1951–52 1945–46, 1958–59
Troyes 1 2 2014–15 1953–54, 1972–73
Toulouse (1937) 1 1 1952–53 1945–46
Tours 1 1 1983–84 1979–80
Bordeaux 1 1 1991–92 1948–49
Paris Saint-Germain 1 1970–71
Gueugnon 1 1978–79
Auxerre 1 1979–80
RCF Paris 1 1985–86
Martigues 1 1992–93
Châteauroux 1 1996–97
Evian 1 2010–11
Guingamp 3 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2012–13
Nantes 2 1962–63, 2007–08
Lorient 2 1997–98, 2000–01
Le Mans 2 2002–03, 2004–05
RC Roubaix 1 1935–36
Colmar 1 1947–48
Béziers 1 1956–57
Angoulême 1 1968–69
Toulon 1 1982–83
Niort 1 1986–87
Mulhouse 1 1988–89
Gazélec Ajaccio 1 2014–15
Dijon 1 2015–16
Amiens 1 2016–17

French Ligue 2 Betting Odds


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French Ligue 2 Fixtures


The Ligue 2 season run from August to May with teams playing each other home and away to total 38 games. The majority of Ligue 2 matches are contested on Friday night with some matches held on Saturday and Monday night.

French Ligue 2 Format


Ligue 2 contains 20 clubs and has a system of promotion and relegation. Teams plays each other twice home and away for a total of 38 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. 
The top two teams are automatically promoted to Ligue 1 and the teams that finish third, fourth and fifth compete in the promotion playoff to be promoted to Ligue 1.

The bottom two teams in Ligue 2 each season are automatically relegated to the French third division Championnat National. The team that finishes 18th competes in the relegation play-offs.

French Ligue 2 Table


Follow the French Ligue 2 table to see what teams are climbing the table and what teams are sliding towards the bottom. 

French Ligue 2 Bet of the Day


Our bet of the day often features matches from Ligue 2 and could be a win, draw, total goals over/under, BTTS or correct score tip.

French Ligue 2 Live Streaming


Watch football matches from Ligue 2 with live streaming on your phone, iPad, tablet or computer as long as you have a suitable internet connection. Live streaming is a great way to watch football on the go.

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French Ligue 2 Highlights & Replays


Watch all the highlights from Ligue 2 at the official Ligue 2 youtube channel. This is great way to stay in touch with everything that is happening and also features press conferences and post-match reactions from managers and players.

French Ligue 2 News


Stay up to date with all the French Ligue 2 news so you have all latest information available including player injuries and suspensions. The official Ligue 2 site is the best place to get the latest Ligue 2 news including team pages and statistics.


French Ligue 2 Transfer Rumours


Many players have moved from Ligue 2 to top European clubs. Ligue 2 transfer rumours can help you get a jump on many top players who are flying under the radar.

French Ligue 2 Social Media


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