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Ligue 1 online betting guide

France is the home of the reigning World Cup winners and of fantastic top-level action in Ligue 1. Some of the world’s best players, including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé ply their trade in France, while millions of fans across the world get closer to the action by enjoying Ligue 1 betting.

Ligue 1 Picks

Beating the books isn't easy. It's important to capitalize on any advantages that come your way, and that includes Ligue 1 betting. Sportsbooks offer odds boosters, early payouts and the like to help put the odds slightly more in our favor. Every little bit helps and we can use these promotional offerings to help maximise our winnings.

As well as promotional offers, it's important to do your research, or at least let someone else do it for you. That's where our expert handicappers come in. Specialists in their field, they'll find Ligue 1 picks to help inform your betting.

Ligue 1: Most popular markets

Paris Saint-Germain’s response to losing the title to Lille last season? Signing Lionel Messi. With the Argentinian legend in their ranks, alongside Kylian Mbappé and Neymar, it is hard to look beyond the club from the capital – especially given that on top of Messi’s signature, they have also brought in Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, and Gianluigi Donnarumma. The club has got off to a flying start, meaning they are huge favorites to win an eighth title in 10 years. But both Lille and Monaco have shown in the last five years that other clubs can stop them.

This year, the Parisians’ big rivals Marseille are among the most likely teams to challenge. Former Chile and Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli can call upon the likes of Dimitri Payet, Cengiz Ünder, and Arkadiusz Milik.

Lyon will also be optimistic of challenging PSG. Perennial champions in the 2000s, they now boast a squad including Xherdan Shaqiri, Jérôme Boateng, and Houssem Aouar, and are managed by Peter Bosz. Reigning champions Lille lost coach Christophe Galtier in the summer and may struggle to repeat last season’s efforts, while his new club Nice and Monaco could be other outside options.

After Messi’s arrival though, any team other than PSG winning the title would be one of the biggest shocks in recent footballing history.

Ligue 1: Previous winners

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The perception that PSG are the only good team in France was proved very wrong by Lille, who pipped the three-time defending champions to the title on the final day of the season. Led by manager Christophe Galtier, and powered by the goals of veteran striker Burak Yilmaz, Les Dogues finished just one point clear at the top of the table.

Previous Winner Soccer Golden Boot

Golden Boot winner

Kylian Mbappé

PSG may have lost their French championship crown but their prolific young striker was not to blame. Scoring 27 times in the league and 15 times in other competitions, Mbappé surpassed 40 goals in a season for the first time in his career. Still only 22, there is surely much more to come.

Previous Winner Soccer Player Of The Year

Player of the year

Kylian Mbappé

The darling of French football, Mbappé was named best player in the country for the second time in three years (the award wasn’t given in between as the season was curtailed by the pandemic). Having emerged at 17 during the 2016/17 season to lead Monaco to a shock Ligue 1 title, Mbappé then joined PSG and shone as France won the 2018 World Cup. A Champions League trophy and the Ballon d’Or now look well within his grasp.

Previous Winner Soccer Player Of The Year

Best young player

Aurélien Tchouameni

Monaco’s rising midfield star fought off competition from Eduardo Camavinga to be named the best young player of the season. After switching from Bordeaux in January 2020, Tchouameni has established himself as a key figure in midfield under manager Niko Kovac. A dynamic performer, Tchouameni has since made his debut for France.

Ligue 1 odds

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Odds updated: May 28, 12:41 AM UTC

Soccer bets explained


Aka match result odds, the moneyline is the most straightforward bet available if we are looking to wager on a soccer match – which team do we think is going to win? We decide and place our bet accordingly. Important to note in soccer, unlike many other sports, the moneyline can also include the third option of betting on the tie (draw).

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Team G W D L GD Pts
1 Paris Saint Germain Paris Saint Germain 38 26 8 4 54 86
2 Marseille Marseille 38 21 8 9 25 71
3 Monaco Monaco 38 20 9 9 25 69
4 Nice Nice 38 20 7 11 16 67
5 Rennes Rennes 38 20 6 12 42 66
6 RC Strasbourg Alsace RC Strasbourg Alsace 38 17 12 9 17 63

Last updated: May 28, 12:01 AM UTC

Ligue 1 betting promotions

Parlay insurance

A parlay is a bet on several different matches or outcomes. Usually, all the results have to be right for you to get a return.

Many Soccer betting sites offer parlay insurance. This means if one of your teams or players lets you down, you still get all or part of your stake back.

Cash out

Cash Out allows you to close your bet and get some winnings before a match is over. If you have backed one side to win but fear their opponents will equalize, you may want to cash out.

However, the amount you get back will not be as much as your payout would be at full-time.

Money back insurance

With a money-back offer, you have the insurance that if your bet loses in a particular way, you will receive your stake back – usually in the form of a free bet. One example is when you back a team to win on the moneyline and the match is a draw. It’s worth shopping around for these offers.

Free bet clubs

The idea is a simple one; if you are a member of the club and you wager a certain amount with them during the week, you receive a free bet at the weekend. Soccer betting sites encourage loyalty with offers like this.

Bet builders

With bet builders you can create your own bet from any number of markets, which means if your bet doesn’t exist, you can get it priced up. For instance, if you think one team will win on the moneyline, a particular player will score and there will be a certain number of bookings or corners, a sportsbook will let you build that bet – then give you odds for it.

Odds boosts

Sportsbooks will often offer an enhanced price on a particular outcome to offer their customers extra value, but also to attract extra bets. The new boosted price could be about the next player to score, the final result of a match, or any other event.

2 goal early payout

Some sportsbooks will pay out on a bet as a win on the moneyline if the team in question goes two goals ahead. This means that if you have wagered on that team and they go two goals up, and their opponents come back to equalize or even win the match, you still win your bet.

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