Paris Saint Germain stormed to the Ligue 1 title in 2021-22. The Parisians have won the four of the last five French football top flight titles. Despite the club's domestic success, manager Mauricio Pochettino paid the price for a lack of Champions League success.
The 2022-23 season will see former Ligue 1 title winning coach, Christophe Galtier take charge of the club. Galtier's hiring is the classic case of, “if you can't beat him, hire him”. Galtier led Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2020-21 before coaching Nice last term. Galtier's job is to keep winning Ligue 1, but to also win the Champions League.
Paris Saint Germain are the favourites to win Ligue 1 ahead of the new season, yet Marseille, Lille, Lyon, and Monaco will all have a say in which side lifts the trophy. Rennes and Nice will feel they have a shot at upsetting the status quo of Ligue 1. The two dark horses had strong seasons in 2021-22 and will expect to perform to high standards once more.
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Ligue 1 Betting Odds
The big sports news in France this offseason was Paris Saint Germain retaining the services of Kylian Mbappe. The striker is clash and can score different types of goals. He led Ligue 1 in goals scored last term with 28. Mbappe will play with Neymar and Messi in the forward line and it will again be difficult for the rest of the league to stop them.
Here is a look at the latest French Ligue 1 betting odds:
- Paris Saint Germain 1/8
- Lyon 14/1
- Marseille 14/1
- Monaco 20/1
- Rennes 33/1
- Nice 50/1
- Lille 80/1
- Strasbourg 150/1
- Lens 250/1
- Nantes 500/1
- Brest 1000/1
- Angers 1000/1
- Montpellier 1000/1
- Reims 1500/1
- Toulouse 1500/1
- Ajaccio 2000/1
- Lorient 2000/1
- Clermont Foot 2000/1
- Auxerre 2000/1
- Troyes 2000/1
Who Are the Favourites to Win Ligue 1?
According to French Ligue 1 betting odds and leading betting sites, there is only one team that will win the division this season, Paris Saint Germain. Based on the talent at the club, it is difficult to argue with the Parisians winning another title.
Not only do Paris have the players, but they have the best French coach in football, Christophe Galtier. The combination is deadly and, dare I say, Paris could finally win the Champions League. However, it all depends on the draw for the tournament.
Lyon have made some strong moves this offseason. Les Gones resigned former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and former Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolissio. Both players previously played at Lyon and had their most successful seasons with the club.
Which Team Won Ligue 1 Last Season?
Paris Saint Germain won Ligue 1 last season with a whopping 86 points from 38 matches. The Parisians took 2.3 points per game in Ligue 1 and finished with a record of 26W-8D-4L. Three of the eight draws came in the team's final six matches.
Under Pochettino, Paris scored 90 goals, averaging 2.4 goals per game. The defence allowed just 36 goals to opponents for an average of 0.95 per match. Galtier will only make the team better and that is why they lead the Ligue 1 odds for the outright winner market.
Who Are the Dark Horses?
It is safe to say every Ligue 1 team outside of Paris Saint Germain are dark horses to win the title. The Parisians could run away with the league trophy, but there may be one or two teams that keep a close distance with Paris.
Monaco had an excellent second half of the 2021-22 campaign. Les Monegasque finished last term in third place with a record of 20W-9D-9L. Former Brugge boss Philippe Clement took over for former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac to guide the team to Champions League qualification. If Monaco can fight for the title, they have some excellent players, then Clement will have achieved something many onlookers wouldn't expect.
Nice can be considered a dark horse as well after finishing fifth last term. Former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has been brought back after Christophe Galtier's departure. He has a difficult task on his hands, but Nice do have deep pockets.
Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer Odds
The 2021-22 Ligue 1 season finished with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe as the top goalscorer with 28 goals. He will certainly be a favourite to win it once more in the coming season. PSG have a star studded team with Neymar and Lionel Messi making up two thirds of the front three. Any one of Paris's starting forwards could take home the top scorer award.
As the season's kick off approaches, you will find the latest up to the minute Serie A top goalscorer odds available at Easyodds. Check back regularly for daily updated betting odds.
Ligue 1 Relegation Odds
The 2022-23 Ligue 1 season welcomes Toulouse, Ajaccio, and Auxerre to the top flight of French football. Toulouse were promoted to the top flight after two years away.
Ajaccio return to Ligue 1 after an eight year absence. Meanwhile, Auxerre were promoted to Ligue 1 for the first time in 10 years. All three clubs will be expected to return to Ligue 2 at the end of the campaign.
Ligue 1 features a relegation promotion playoff. The playoff has helped teams stay up previously, however, it didn't enable Saint-Etienne to remain in the top flight last term.
Dark Horses for Relegation
Clermont Foot were looking over their shoulder all season in 2021-22. The small club finished 17th in the league with 36 points from 38 games. Four points separated Clermont Foot from Saint-Etienne. Clermont Foot will hope to avoid relegation this season.
Lorient were also saved by the skin of their teeth. Les Merlus finished the campaign with 36 points. A five match winless streak down the stretch nearly saw Lorient drop back into Ligue 2.
Troye, Reims, and Brest will all be tipped for the drop at some point during the season. Ligue 1's relegation race is sometimes more intriguing than the title race at the other end.
Which Teams Were Relegated Last Season?
The end of the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season saw Bordeaux, Metz, and Saint-Etienne relegated to Ligue 2. Saint-Etienne lost the Ligue 1/Ligue 2 relegation promotion playoff. It is a big game and one no team wants to play.
Ligue 1 Outright Winner Prediction
Paris Saint Germain are the bookies' favourite and the strongest team in France. The Parisians should once again find a way to win the title. Galtier is a much different coach than Paris's previous coaches. He demands authority and respect. Players like Neymar and Messi may not make the starting XI if Galtier doesn't believe they are pulling the load.
Monaco will fancy their chances of winning the division. Les Monegasque have a strong squad, but not to the level of Paris Saint Germain.
Marseille should continue to be Marseille. The club, which ranked second in Ligue 1 last term, just don't have the quality of their top three rivals. In the end, Paris Saint Germain should lift another league title.