Ligue 1 Betting News
At the top of the French football league system, you’ll find Ligue 1. With 20 clubs competing for the Trophée des Champions, you have online betting markets at your fingertips. With this page, we want you to have the tools to make smart picks. We’ll give you expert soccer analysis and show you how to understand odds so when you hit up your sportsbook of choice, you know exactly which lines to take.
How to Read Ligue 1 Odds
Before you start betting, you’ll need to grasp basic soccer odds. At betting sites that cater to European football, you’ll see odds laid out like so:
Paris Saint-Germain -235
Stade Rennais FC +636
These are odds for a typical moneyline bet where you would simply have to pick a team to win or for the match to end in a tie. We use American-style (-500) odds but you can choose from Decimal (1.20) and Fractional (1/5). Your region can dictate the type of odds you use. Bettors from the U.K. gravitate toward fractions, people from Europe and Australia tend to prefer decimals, and North Americans are more inclined to use their namesake odds.
Now, let’s explore the numbers themselves. The team with the minus sign (-) is the favorite. The team with the plus sign (+) is the underdog. The draw is neither a fave nor a dog (even though it is at plus money).
These Ligue 1 predictions mean:
• At -235, oddsmakers predict that PSG has a 70.15 percent chance of winning.
• At +636, Les Rouges et Noir have a 13.59 percent shot at a victory.
• At +415, there’s a 19.42 percent possibility of a tie.
With $100 burning a hole in your wallet, you decide to bet on PSG. If they won, you’d get a payout of $142.55 – your original money is returned along with your prize of $42.55. That same $100 on Rennes would give you $736 – your $100 comes back coupled with your winnings of $636. A draw would give you $515 ($415 + 100). Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you’d get based on the odds and amount bet. It will also show you the implied probability of each option.
You don’t always have to bet the fave. Bets on dogs are riskier which is why they come with bigger rewards. However, do your research – or at least let us do it for you with the articles on this page – before you place a wager on the dog hoping to get a major payday.
What kind of Bets are Sportsbooks Offering on French Football?
For any Ligue 1 match, you have different betting opportunities. Each one requires its own strategy. Let’s unpack them:
From August to May you have 38 matchdays to wager on as clubs fight for their shot at the championship – and hope to avoid being regulated to Ligue 2. Keep it locked ici for updates and Ligue 1 betting news throughout the season. Odds Shark’s got you covered!