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Get all the betting action from France’s top tier with Ligue 1 predictions from Football Tips. The premier division of French league football sees 20 teams from across the nation strive for glory in pursuit of the Coupe de la Ligue.
The team top of the table will lift the trophy come May, with those at the foot of the pyramid facing relegation to Ligue 2. There are seats at European football’s top table available too, with qualification slots for the Champions League and Europa League up for grabs.
Our expert tipsters scrutinise all the stats – from fixtures to form – to bring you the latest Ligue 1 betting tips ahead of every game. Football Tips offers our predictions for match-winners, top goal scorers and more. You’ll find tips for all your favourite bets, released way before kick-off. All our Ligue 1 predictions are always free, no strings attached.
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French Ligue 1 betting previews
Alongside our predictions you will find a match preview for each game, packed with stats and analysis of that fixture. Our betting previews will feature more match-specific tips than this page, which will focus on the wider league. This means you can switch between them depending on your preference.
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We offer a wide range of bets, posted at least 24 hours before kick-off. You’ll find all your favourite bets here. Hedge your bets on a range of winners with a multiple-match accumulator or take a punt on both teams to score both halves if it’s looking like a goalfest. We also post player-focused bets, from anytime scorer tips to total number of fouls.
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Brief history of Ligue 1
France’s Ligue 1 is relatively young in comparison to some of its European neighbours. Professional league football has only existed in the nation since 1930, and Ligue 1 in its current format has only existed since 2002.
The first iteration of the league took place in 1932-33, with 20 teams from across the country competing for title glory. The National, as it was then known, saw Olympique Lillois crowned champions after a hard-fought 4-3 battle against Cannes.
French football was put on hold during the war years, with any remaining teams competing in regional leagues restricted to a few semi-professional matches against local neighbours.
The league was reinstated as France recovered following liberation from Nazi occupation and in the mid-60s was re-established as a 20-team competition.
AS Saint-Étienne dominated the mid-20th century, racking up ten titles until 1981. Les Verts’ ten championships is still a national record, though mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain are hot on their heels.
2021/2022 Ligue 1 factfile
- Country: France
- Founded: 1932
- Reigning Champions: Lille
- Most Championships: St Etienne (10 titles)
- 2021/2022 Dates: August 2021 – May 2022
- Website: ligue1.com