Betting on the French Ligue 1 is so easy to do and there are plenty of betting markets to try and get wins on. Ligue 1 is the top division in French football and last season saw Lille depose PSG as the champions of France. They won the title for the first time in a decade and ended PSG's hopes of a fourth straight title. It was refreshing to see a close battle for the Ligue 1 title, rather than the procession seen in recent years. The new season begins on August 6 with Monaco hosting Nantes.
There are 20 teams taking part with each side facing each other twice. That means 38 league games for each side with the top two going into the Champions League group stages and the third qualifying for the play-off round. Fourth place takes you into the group stages of the Europa League. Finishing fifth now takes you into the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League. The bottom two sides are automatically relegated, the side finishing 18th goes into a play-off against the third placed team in Ligue 2.
Statistics are important to know when betting on Ligue 1. Our team of betting experts love keeping up to date with the latest statistics and using them to help get you some winners. Here are some of the most important statistics from the 2020/21 season.
PSG are the favourites to regain the Ligue 1 season and have already been busy in the transfer market. It's an usual position for them to go into a season not as the defending champions. Better home form this term is likely to be enough to see them again lift the Ligue 1 trophy. Lille haven't done a great deal in the transfer window, it'll be important to them for that situation to change, especially with the Champions League to deal with this season. Monaco and Lyon will also be in title contention but it looks like PSG will be the 2021/22 champions.
Winner: Lille won the title finishing a point ahead of PSG. Third place went to Monaco with Lyon in fourth. There was a 16 point gap to Marseille in fifth.
European Football: Alongside Lille, PSG go straight into the Champions League group stages. Third placed Monaco join the competition at the third qualifying round stage. Lyon are in the Europa League group stages, while Marseille and sixth placed Rennes are in the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League.
Relegated: Two teams were relegated from Ligue 1 with Dijon and Nimes going down to Ligue 2. Nantes finished strongly to get out of the bottom two and then defeat Toulouse in the relegation play-off to maintain their place in Ligue 1.
Promoted to Ligue 1: Ligue 2 was won by Troyes with Clermont finishing second and taking the other automatic promotion place.