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2022-23 French Ligue One Predictions and Betting Odds

PSG Home Stadium in French Ligue 1

French Ligue One Betting Preview

Paris Saint-Germain has captured the French Ligue One title in eight of the last ten seasons, and is an overwhelming favorite to do so once again. Which teams are equipped to challenge the French champions? WagerTalk soccer handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his thoughts on how the Ligue One season will shake out this year.

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French Ligue One Title Race

PSG absolutely dominated the league last season with a 15-point cushion over nearest rivals Marseille, and it’s difficult to see any team presenting a real challenge to them ahead of this season.

However, at -1000 PSG presents little value in that market and we’re instead going to single out a team we were high on last year as a potential outsider, Monaco, that could well go far this season.

Monaco started off last year all the way down in 10th position and was forced to rally back over the back-half of the season, ranking as the best team in the league overall, even over PSG, from December 1st on to eventually finish up in third in the league.

Monaco has one of the most dynamic and youthful squads in the entirety of Ligue One with a solid mix of experience up front to balance that youth with the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland.

While we don’t see them quite having enough to knock PSG off the throne this season, at +350 to finish in 2nd (Or the “to win without PSG” market), that’s a play we like the value on ahead of the new season.

European Qualification

Top-3 is the prevalent betting market in French Ligue One instead of top-4 like Europe’s other top leagues because France only gets three automatic spots into the Champions League. It’s no surprise we’re going back to the well on the team we outlined previously in this article Monaco as the team best suited to repeat their accomplishment of last year.

Monaco is +125 to finish inside the top-3 this season, and we believe that’s a solid play.

Ligue One Relegation Odds

After a bright start to last season which saw Montpellier rank fifth in the league with 31 points banked over just their opening 19 games, the wheels well and truly fell off ‘La Paillade’s’ season, banking just 12 total points the entire rest of the year, by far the worst haul in the league.

The data backs that slump up for Montpellier as well as they ranked as the second-worst team on xPTS from January 1st on, ahead of only relegated Metz, and accumulated just one solitary win over the final three months of the season as well.

With Montpellier adding very little to their squad in the off-season to offset this, +300 looks like solid value on the team from the Mediterranean to go down this year in French Ligue 1.

French Ligue One title odds below courtesy of DraftKings as of Tuesday, July 26:

Team 2022-23 French Ligue One Title Odds
Paris St-Germain -1000
Marseille +1400
Lyon +1400
Monaco +2000
Stade Rennes +2500
Nice +5000
Lille +6500
Strasbourg +10000
Lens +25000
Angers +50000
Montpellier +50000
Nantes +50000
Auxerre +50000
Toulouse +50000
Stade Brest +100000
Clermont +100000
Lorient +100000
Reims +100000

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Meet the Author

‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success. Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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