French Ligue 2 Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions
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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.
|2014-15||Troyes (1)||Gazélec Ajaccio|
|2007-08||Le Havre (5)||Nantes|
|2004-05||Nancy (4)||Le Mans|
|2002-03||Toulouse (2)||Le Mans|
|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|
|1964-65||Nice (2)||Red Star|
|1959-60||Grenoble (1)||FC Nancy|
|1958-59||Le Havre (2)||Stade Français|
|1957-58||FC Nancy (2)||Rennes|
|1954-55||Sedan (1)||Red Star|
|1951-52||Stade Français (1)||Montpellier|
|1949-50||Nîmes (1)||Le Havre|
|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|
|1935-36||Rouen (1)||RC Roubaix|
|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.
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning Years||Runner-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|
|FC Nancy||2||1||1945–46, 1957–58||1959–60|
|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|
|Stade Français||1||2||1951–52||1945–46, 1958–59|
|Guingamp||–||3||–||1994–95, 1999–2000, 2012–13|
|Le Mans||–||2||–||2002–03, 2004–05|
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
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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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