Ligue 1 Betting Odds & Lines - Bet on 2023/24 French Ligue 1
Ligue 1 is France’s premier soccer division and is one of the highest-ranked European Leagues. It has a rich history, and many of the best players in the world have plied their trade for teams like Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, and Lyon over the years.
Here, we explain how you can bet on France’s Ligue 1 at Stake online sportsbook and introduce you to some of the most common soccer bet types available as you make your selections.
When is Ligue 1 2023/24?
The first Ligue 1 game week of 2023/24 is on the weekend of 12-13 August 2023. As with most European leagues, Ligue 1 runs from August 2023 to May 2024.
History of Ligue 1
The first division of French soccer was officially launched in 1930, but it wasn’t until 2002 that Ligue 1 was created in its current guise.
Paris Saint-Germain are the most successful team in Ligue 1 history, with 11 titles. Their success has been relatively recent, following a takeover from Qatar royalty that led to marquee signings like Neymar Jr, Lionel Messi, and Kylian Mbappe.
The only founding members of Ligue 1 to still be playing in the top league are Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nice, and Rennes. Other teams have been relegated to Ligue 2 and further down the French soccer pyramid. Marseille remain the only French team to have won a UEFA Champions League title.
The French league is ranked sixth in the European coefficient, behind England, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Which Teams Play in Ligue 1 2023/24?
Eighteen teams compete in Ligue 1 in the 2023/24 season, with everyone looking to dethrone current champions Paris Saint-Germain. Specifically, you can bet on the following teams throughout the 2023/24 season:
AS Monaco: Led by Chairman Dmitry Rybolovlev and Austrian Manager Adi Hütter, Monaco's key player on the field is French hitman Wissam Ben Yedder. The team wears gear manufactured by Kappa and is sponsored by Visit Monaco and Triangle Intérim.
Brest: Denis Le Saint serves as the Chairman with Eric Roy as the team's Manager. Playing crucial roles on the pitch is Captain Brendan Chardonnet. Adidas is the team's kit manufacturer, with Quéguiner Matériaux, Yaourt Malo, Le Petit Basque, and SILL headlining the main sponsors.
Clermont Foot: The team is chaired by Ahmet Schaefer from Switzerland, with Pascal Gastien serving as Manager. The captain, Florent Ogier is a key player. The team's kit is manufactured by Uhlsport. Corporate sponsors include Staffmatch, Puy-de-Dôme, and Crédit Mutuel.
Le Havre AC: Led by Vincent Volpe from the United States and Slovenian Manager Luka Elsner, the team is captained by Senegal's Arouna Sangante. Winamax and SIM Agences d'emploi serve as the main sponsors, and Joma is the kit manufacturer.
Lens: Franck Haise manages the team under the Chairmanship of Joseph Oughourlian. Keeper Brice Samba is the team's star player. The team's kit is made by Puma and has corporate sponsors including Auchan, Groupe Lempereur, and Smart Good Things.
Lille: Boasting New Balance-manufactured kits and key sponsors such as Boulanger and RIKA, Lille is managed by Paulo Fonseca and captained by Benjamin André.
Lorient: Laurent Abergel is the star player of the team led by Chairman Loïc Féry and Manager Régis Le Bris. The team's kit sponsor is Umbro, and the team has deals with Jean Floc'h, Acadomia, and Breizh Cola.
Lyon: Lyon is headed by John Textor from the United States, with Fabio Grosso of Italy serving as Manager. The club's kit is provided by Adidas, and they have a key sponsorship deal with Emirates.
Marseille: Known for their Puma kits, they are captained by Valentin Rongier and managed by Marcelino. The team boasts major sponsorship agreements with CFA CGM and Parions Sport.
Metz: Managed by László Bölöni from Romania, and captained by French player Matthieu Udol, Metz is clad in Kappa gear. The team features shirt sponsorships from Car Avenue, MOSL Mosselle Sans Limite, and Malezieux.
Montpellier: Michel Der Zakarian, the Manager, leads the team under the Chairmanship of Laurent Nicollin. The key player for the squad is Captain Téji Savanier. The team's gear is manufactured by Nike.
Nantes: Nantes' Macron kit is worn by the team's skipper, Pedro Chirivella. Management is headed by former player Pierre Aristouy. Synergie, Groupe AFD, and Proginov are part of the team's sponsorship portfolio.
Nice: Dante is the star player for Nice, who are managed by Francesco Farioli and feature kits made by Le Coq Sportif. The team's sponsors prominently include Ineos.
Paris Saint-Germain: The team is led by Spanish Manager Luis Enrique and Brazilian captain, Marquinhos. Their kits are provided by Nike. Its main sponsorship deal is with Qatar Airways.
Stade de Reims: Belgian Will Still is the team's Manager. The team's key player is Moroccan Yunis Abdelhamid. The team's kit is manufactured by Umbro, and the chief sponsors are Hexaom, EVA Air, and Crédit Agricole Nord Est.
Stade Rennais: Managed by Bruno Génésio, Benjamin Bourigeaud is the crucial player for the team. Rennes' Puma kit is obvious on French pitches, and the team has major sponsors including Samsic, Del Arte, and Groupe Launay.
Strasbourg: Matz Sels from Belgium is the star player for the team, which is managed by Patrick Vieira. The team dons Adidas kits, with ÉS Énergies, Winamax, and Pierre Schmidt among the main sponsors.
Toulouse: Managed by Carles Martinez Novell from Spain, Toulouse's key player is Vincent Sierro. The team's kit is manufactured by Craft, and their main sponsors include LP Promotion Group and GLS Group.
In the 2023-24 Ligue 1 season, 18 teams are competing in the division rather than 20, which has been the case in recent seasons. Therefore, there will only be 34 game weeks throughout the season.
The league starts on August 12, and phase one runs until December 20, when teams take a winter break. Round 18 will commence on the weekend of January 13 and 14, and the season will culminate on Saturday 18 May, when the French champions will be officially crowned.
How to Bet on French Ligue 1 & Soccer Bet Types
Betting on the French Ligue 1 couldn’t be easier at Stake Sportsbook. Begin by adding cryptocurrency to your online account – you can find out how via our deposit and withdrawal guide. With funds in your account, you can then decide which bets to place on the action, including the following:
Moneyline: a moneyline bet is a straight-up wager on the team you think will win a specific Ligue 1 fixture.
1x2: a 1x2 bet is a common soccer bet that has three elements – 1 is the home win, x is the draw, and 2 is the away win.
Draw no bet: a draw no bet returns your stake if the Ligue 1 match ends in a tie.
Asian total: you can place an Asian totals bet on the total number of goals you think will be scored in a Ligue 1 fixture.
Asian handicap: a handicap bet is a wager on the team you think will win a Ligue 1 match but with a handicap applied. The given handicap will indicate how many goals the team will need to overcome if your bet is to win.
Double chance: a soccer bet in which you can bet on two outcomes in the same bet, such as the home win and draw.
1st goal: a wager on the player or team you think will score the first goal in a Ligue 1 fixture.
Correct score: a bet on what you think the score will be in a Ligue 1 fixture when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Both teams to score: a popular soccer bet in which you can bet on both teams to score in a match.
Halftime/full-time: a wager that invites you to bet on which team will win the first and second half of a Ligue 1 match.
For great value while betting on Ligue 1, check out our multi-bet builder guide to place multiple bets within the same fixture, or learn how you can create parlay bets to your advantage when making your betting choices.
Live Stream Ligue 1 & Soccer Live Betting
Stake.com is the perfect place to live stream soccer and a host of other sports. You can check for upcoming French soccer fixtures, some of which are available to stream at Stake.com and watch for free after signing into your account.
This presents the perfect opportunity to place a whole host of live bets as the action unfolds, including live soccer wagers like the next goal scorer and the number of cautions or red cards you think will be issued in a match. You can learn more about the differences between pre-match and live betting here before making your selections.
Ligue 1 Soccer Betting Odds & Payouts
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Ligue 1 Betting Tips, Predictions & Strategies
It’s a good idea to put together a simple betting strategy before betting on the Ligue 1 action. Here are some simple tips to help you:
Always research a team’s form and check their head-to-head record against their opponents before including them in your betting slip.
Home advantage plays a big role in the outcome of Ligue 1 matches, so always check which team is at home before placing your bets.
You should also think about the impact that injuries are likely to have on a game week. For instance, if a big team is missing several key players, you might find value in backing their opponents, even if they’re the weaker team on paper.
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