Last year Lille won the French football league causing a huge surprise for many fans. This season the 9-time champions, Paris Saint-Germain are the top favorites again. At least the 2021-22 Ligue 1 predictions hugely favor the star team which managed to sign Lionel Messi. Now it really looks like an impossible job to beat them, but a big fight is expected for the other podium places.
The new, 2021-22 Ligue 1 season has already started last weekend and it’s scheduled to finish on the 21st of May. 20 teams will participate this season again, with two promoted teams, Troyes and Clermont joining the top tier. As we mentioned, Lille is the defending champions after they won their fourth title. It was a very close race for the top spot as PSG were chasing Lille until the last round. But they had to settle for second place at the end after three consecutive title wins. Surely the Parisians want to get back to the top this season. Especially after the signing of one of the greatest players of all time, Lionel Messi. Their rivals, Lyon, Lille, and Monaco are likely to battle for the other podium finishes. While the new teams can fight against relegation at the end of the season.
2021-22 Ligue 1 Predictions Favor PSG to Become Champions
Paris Saint-Germain has won the French championship 9 times so far, seven times in the last decade. They were the top favorites last season as well. But they missed out on the trophy with a single point. Now Mauricio Pochettino’s team will fight for the title again with an even stronger squad. First and foremost the club signed Lionel Messi, the 6-time Ballon D’or winner genius, who left FC Barcelona after 21 years.
But the European champion Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos, former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi also joined the already super strong squad. This includes Neymar, Angel Di Maria, and Kylian Mbappe who was the top goalscorer with 27 goals. Bookmakers expect a similar performance from the young forward as we mentioned in our article here. One thing is sure, it is very hard to imagine that any team can beat them in the French league. Online sportsbooks in France offer very small odds, 1.14 for their title win in their 2021-22 Ligue 1 predictions.
French Football League Betting: Other Top Contenders For The Podium
Olympique Lyon finished only fourth last season but now the team is mentioned as the biggest challenger of PSG. Still, their odds to win the title are very high, 13.00 on bet365. It might be wiser to bet on the team to finish in the top 3, which has the odds of 1.80. Lyon missed out on the Champions League spot in the previous season after finishing two points behind Monaco. The team has a new manager in Peter Bosz and great players, like Brazilian defender Marcelo or Cameroonian forward, Karl Toko Ekambi. But their key player, Memphis Depay left them in the summer to join Barcelona.
Online gambling sites in France also predict the defending champions, Lille, in the top three with the odds of 2.10. But it won’t be an easy task after their manager, Christophe Galtier has also left the club to join Nice. But so far most of their key players, like Burak Yilmaz and Benjamin Andre have stayed. In the new season, they are likely to fight for the podium with Monaco and Marseille. Who has the odds of 2.25 and 3.25 to finish in the top three? Monaco did finish third last year with a great performance in the spring. Niko Kovac’s team can repeat this performance again, and even move up a place. With new signings like the forward Myron Boadou and midfielder Jean Lucas, their squad can challenge all teams. Marseille finished fifth last season, but they might do better this time under Jorge Sampaoli’s management.