France Ligue 1
The top league for men’s professional football in France is Ligue 1. More and more football bettors are looking to the French Ligue 1 for regular bets. Ligue 1 in France has grown in popularity over the last few years and has attracted the interest of football bettors from all over the world. Many bets are now placed on Ligue 1 matches each week.
We want you to be successful with your bets on French Ligue 1 matches so we provide you with accurate predictions for all of the games. Our team of football experts pays close attention to what is going on in the top league in France and they provide relevant data to our computer system which helps to produce accurate predictions. Find your predictions for Ligue 1 matches at this page.
How we make our predictions for Ligue 1 Matches in France
To provide you with the most accurate predictions for the outcomes of French Ligue 1 matches, we have invested heavily into a state-of-the-art computer system that uses complex mathematical modelling. Our expert team of football specialists have created sophisticated algorithms that we constantly refine to create the most accurate predictions.
The Tips.bet team gathers historical data about the French Ligue 1 and feeds this into the computer system where it is used by the algorithm. We also provide the computer with the most recent data on the teams in Ligue 1 which includes the current form of the teams, the latest ratings for players and the coach, details of injuries and suspensions and much more.
In addition to this, our team of experts monitors Ligue 1 matches and other developments and contributes their own opinions on what is the most likely outcome of all the games. We are currently achieving an average success rate with our predictions in the region of 60%, which is one of the highest rates offered by a free football prediction website.
History of the French Ligue 1
The French Ligue 1 used to be called simply Division 1. Men’s professional football in France was legalized back in 1930. Two years later in 1932, the original Division 1 was created. It was not until 2002 that the French Football Association decided to change the name of their top professional league to Ligue 1 which it is called today.
France was a little late to the professional football party. There has been interest in football for many years dating back until the 1890s. It became popular in the capital, Paris, and soon afterwards started to gain popularity in other regions of the country. A national football competition did take place in Paris in 1894.
There were 20 teams involved in the very first Division 1 league back in 1932. This has not changed over the years and today there are 20 teams in the French Ligue 1. Up until 2006, the winning team of the top flight in France received a trophy known as “le Trophee de Ligue 1” but this was replaced with the Pablo Reinoso designed trophy which is a hexagonal shape in 2007.
There are five professional football league levels in France. Ligue 1 is the top league and this is followed by the second-tier Ligue 2. The third-tier league is the Championnat National, the fourth-tier is the Championnat National 2 and the fifth-tier is the Championnat National 3. Below this are regional amateur and semi-professional leagues.
The teams that finish in the top 3 positions qualify for the Champions League, with the third placed team going into the qualifiers. A Europa league place is awarded to the team that finishes 4th. France has 2 domestic cup competitions which are the Coupe de la Ligue and the Coupe de France and the winners of these qualify for the Europa League as well.
There is a relegation play off scenario for teams at the bottom of Ligue 1 and at the top of Ligue 2. The bottom 2 teams in Ligue 1 are automatically relegated and the top 2 teams in Ligue 2 are automatically promoted. A play off then takes place between the team finishing 3rd from bottom of Ligue 1 and the team 3rd from top of Ligue 2.
Interesting facts about the Ligue 1 in France
Saint-Etienne and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have won the most top flight league titles (this includes the old Division 1 and the current Ligue 1). Both of these teams have won 10 titles each. Other successful teams include Olympique de Marseille with 9 titles, Nantes and Monaco with 8 each and Olympique Lyonnais with 7.
In more recent years, the French Ligue 1 has been dominated by PSG who have won the most titles under the current name. But there was a shock in the 2020 – 2021 season when Lille won their fourth title. You might think that PSG has the largest stadium but it doesn’t. The biggest football stadium in Ligue 1 is the Orange Velodrome which is home to Marseille.
Some of the world’s top professional footballers have played in Ligue 1. Among the famous French players are Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe. Famous foreign players include Zlatan Ibrohimavic, Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
A lot of football bettors from all over the world follow the French Ligue 1 and like to place bets on the matches. In some countries, Ligue 1 matches are televised and this increases the interest in betting. We provide the most accurate Ligue 1 predictions for you at Tips.bet.
Where does the French Ligue 1 rank among the top leagues?
The French Ligue 1 is the fifth most powerful football league with the English Premier League being at the top.
Does Tips.bet provide accurate predictions for all of the French Ligue 1 matches?
Yes, at Tips.bet you will find our accurate predictions for the outcomes of all of the Ligue 1 matches.