Ligue 1 Outright Odds for 2023/24
Ligue 1 is the top division of the French football championship and is considered one of the most prestigious national championships in Europe. This is confirmed by the UEFA ranking where France is in the sixth place.
Due to such a tournament status, bookmakers offer various Ligue 1 winner odds – bets on the potential winner of the championship in the upcoming 2023/24 season. According to bookmakers, the main favourite for the title is Paris Saint-Germain, the reigning champion. You can check all the Ligue 1 odds in the table below:
|Ligue 1 Contender
|William Hill Odds
Paris Saint-Germain has been the main force of French football over the last 11 years. During this time, the club has become champions nine times and won silver medals in the championship twice. The club didn’t hesitate to spend money and collected star football names as if they were collectibles. However, this season, the Paris Saint-Germain management has set a course towards rejuvenation. Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes, and many other players have left the team. Younger footballers have taken their place. Moreover, during the off-season, the FC underwent a change in the head coach position, with Luis Enrique taking over after the departure of Christophe Galtier. It is not yet clear what to expect from all these changes.
According to the Ligue 1 winner odds 2023/24, bookmakers see Marseille, the bronze medalist of the last championship, as PSG's main competitor. This summer, the team significantly strengthened their squad, spending 72 million euros on transfers. Among the acquisitions, Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta) and Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) stand out.
Monaco is another contender for the championship title. Since 2011, when "big money" came to PSG, Monaco has most often finished in the top three in Ligue 1 (7 times) and even won the trophy once in the 2016/17 season. This year, the team has retained almost all its leaders and is ready to continue the fight for leadership in France.
Most Wins in the Ligue 1
Season 2023/24 will be the 86th edition of Ligue 1. With 11 titles, Paris Saint-Germain has been the most frequent winner of the tournament. Nine of these titles were won after 2011, when the club was owned by Qatar Sports Investments. PSG is also the reigning champion of the tournament.
AS Saint-Étienne ranks second in the list of the number of wins in the French championship (10). Currently, the club performs in Ligue 2, where it was relegated in the 2021/22 season. The last time Saint-Étienne won the main football trophy of France was in 1981. You can find all the tournament winners in the table below.
|Number of Ligue 1 title wins
Ligue 1 Relegation Odds for 2023/24
According to Ligue 1 rules, the two clubs that finish in the bottom two places in the league tables are relegated to Ligue 2. The team that finishes 16th at the end of the season plays two playoff matches against the club that wins the Ligue 2 playoffs for a spot in the top division.
Ligue 1 relegation odds refer to betting on a team that will be relegated to a lower division at the end of the 2023/24 season. According to the Ligue 1 odds 2023/24, Le Havre and Metz, the newly arrived teams, seem to have the lowest chances of retaining their place in the championship. Furthermore, Clermont is also seen as an underdog in the league. Last season, the club performed a miracle and finished 8th with the 19th largest budget in the league, but bookmakers don’t see any prerequisites for repeating such a success.
Ligue 1 Top Scorer Odds for 2023/24
Top scorer odds imply betting on the player who will score the most goals against the rival’s net by the end of the championship matches. For the past five years, this award has gone to Kylian Mbappé without fail. Last season, the PSG player scored 29 goals in 34 matches. This year, bookmakers also see the Frenchman as the main favourite in the race for the award.
Gonçalo Ramos and Marco Asensio, Mbappé's new club teammates, considered to be his new main competitors in the battle for the top scorer status. Jonathan David, the Lille player who scored 24 goals in 37 Ligue 1 matches last season, also has high chances.
|Sepe Elye Wahi
Past Ligue 1 Top Goal Scorers
In the history of the French championship, as many as four footballers have become five-time winners of the Top Goal Scorer award. Among them is Kylian Mbappé, who won the title in 2023. In the new season, the leader of the French national team is also considered the main contender for the Ligue 1 Golden Boot.
In addition to Kylian, Carlos Bianchi, Delio Onis and Jean-Pierre Papin also won this award. Each of them received their top scorer titles in the 20th century. The last holders of this prize are specified in the table below:
|Wissam Ben Yedder
About Ligue 1 Betting
Ligue 1 is the top division in the football system of France. At the start of the season, the French championship ranks sixth in the UEFA rankings, having conceded fifth place to the Netherlands. For the past 11 years, Paris Saint-Germain has been the dominant force in the league, winning 9 titles and finishing one step away from the trophy twice. And judging by the odds to win Ligue 1, their chances of continuing their winning streak are high.
This season, the French championship has undergone changes. Compared to last year, there are two fewer teams, i.e. 18. The tournament started on August 11, 2023 and the last matchday is scheduled for May 18, 2024. A total of 34 rounds will be played, in which each team will face each other twice: once at home and once away. The winner of the championship is determined by the number of points scored by the team in these games. However, if two or more teams finish the tournament with an equal number of points, the best of them will be determined by the following criteria:
- Goal difference;
- Points in head-to-head matches;
- Goal difference in head-to-head matches;
- Number of goals scored in head-to-head matches;
- Total number of goals scored;
- Number of goals scored away;
- Fair Play ranking.
Since France ranks sixth in the UEFA ratings at the start of the 2023/24 season, the top four teams in the championship will represent the country in the next edition of the Champions League. The team finishing fifth will qualify for the Europa League, while the club in sixth place will reach the Conference League. The two lowest-ranked teams in the tournament will be relegated to Ligue 2. The team ranking 16th will participate in playoff matches against the winner of the Ligue 2 playoffs for the right to compete in the elite division in the 2024/25 season.
Since 1994, individual awards have also been granted based on the championship results. Here is the list of last year's winners in each category:
- Player of the Year – Kylian Mbappé;
- Young Player of the Year – Nuno Mendes;
- Goalkeeper of the Year – Brice Samba;
- Manager of the Year – Franck Haise.
Ligue 1 Markets on UKClubSport
The French football championship is one of the most prestigious national tournaments in Europe. In recent years, many star players have performed in it, including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mbappé, Sergio Ramos, Ibrahimović and many others. Fans closely monitor Ligue 1 matches, so bookmakers try to offer large selection of markets to bet on them, which are not limited to 1/X/2 options.
In recent years, the high level of goal-scoring in matches has been one of the Ligue 1 betting trends. In the 2022/23 season, an average of 2.81 goals were scored per match in the championship, which is more than in Italy (2.56) and Spain (2.51). Another important detail of this statistic is the similar level of most teams in the league. If to exclude PSG, predicting the future participants in European competitions from France or the underdogs based on the championship's results is pretty difficult. This is also reflected in the statistics: in 58.2% of last season's matches, both teams scored at least once against their rivals. As for other top leagues, only Germany has a better indicator of 59.2%. Ligue 1 games are also known for their increased roughness. In the past season, referees showed an average of 2.6 red cards per matchday. The only league with a higher average indicator was Spain with 3.6 red cards.
Factors to consider when betting on the Ligue 1
PSG's dominance has had an impact on the reputation of the French championship. According to the opinions of many experts, there is practically no competition here, although that's not entirely accurate. In the 2023/24 season, many Ligue 1 favorites significantly changed their squads. This has already had a negative impact on their results in the early rounds: newcomers have not yet adapted to their new place and have not fully integrated with their new teammates. According to last season's statistics, teams rarely leave the field without scoring goals in championship matches (even in games against PSG), that’s why "both teams to score (BTTS)" is worth considering among Ligue 1 best bets. Thanks to the increased scoring in matches, "total goals over 2.5" also becomes an interesting betting option.
Are Ligue 1 betting odds on UKClubSport profitable and safe?
UKClubSport encourages players to treat sports betting responsibly. Our Ligue 1 betting section should be considered as recommendations: the decision to bet or not is something you must make independently. Sports betting is a way to have fun and boost your interest in the game. Be careful and don't get carried away.
With the help of UKClubSport, you can find interesting bets for Ligue 1 outright odds or individual matches of the tournament. On the page of a specific game, you can learn about the history of the teams' head-to-head encounters, the results of past games, overall statistics, the club's standings, and other useful info.
Also on our site, you’ll find a tool called Strength Rates. This algorithm analyses team results in past games as well as various game statistics. Based on this data, the chances of a team in the upcoming match are evaluated, which will help you understand the balance of power and find an interesting Ligue 1 betting option.
You can find all the info in the list of upcoming matches on this page.
FAQ Ligue 1
Who is the favourite to win Ligue 1 in the 2023/24 season?
According to the Ligue 1 winner odds 2023/24, bookmakers are almost certain about Paris Saint-Germain's victory, offering odds of around 1.30 for them. These odds result from the FC’s dominance in recent seasons: PSG has become the champion of France nine times in the last 11 years.
Who was the winner of Ligue 1 last season?
The current champion of the tournament is Paris Saint-Germain. Their previous season victory was PSG’s 11th title, making them the most successful FC in the history of the domestic championship.
What other leagues are there in France?
In addition to Ligue 1, the system of professional leagues in France includes Ligue 2 (the second tier) and the Championnat National (the third tier). Other lower divisions are considered amateur leagues.