Ligue 1 Outright Winners Odds

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PSG Odds: 1/9

It’s no surprise that Paris Saint-Germain are the clear favourites to reclaim their title, with predictably slender odds for them to retain their Ligue 1 crown.

The French top-flight is seen by many as a one-team league, with the wealth and power that the Parisians have seeing them dominate the landscape of French football over the past decade. There have been exceptions in recent years, such as Lille last year, and Monaco in 2017, but last season was once again another straightforward win for PSG.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished 15 points clear of second-placed Marseille last campaign – their tenth Ligue 1 title, drawing them level with St Etienne with the record number of titles. A win next season would see them go in front with 11 and become the most successful club in terms of French titles.

It isn’t all a walk in the park for PSG though, after failing in their main objective of winning the Champions League yet again last season – putting more pressure on Pochettino who is likely to lose his job. If the former Spurs boss does leave, it will be interesting to see who comes in and whether there are any issues that arise for a new head coach. But with a team that features Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – they are bound to be nailed-on favourites.

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Marseille Odds: 14/1

After finishing as the best of the rest last season, Marseille are one of the two teams that have the lowest odds of finishing top of the table and snatching the Ligue 1 title from PSG.

Jorge Sampaoli’s side finished two points clear of third-placed Monaco last season, earning their spot in the Champions League group stages.

Arsenal loanees William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi were key players under Sampaoli last season and the French outfit will be confident the duo can perform for them again next campaign, with the latter already signing a permanent deal, whilst centre-back Saliba’s future is still up for debate as Marseille push for his signature.

Another former Premier League star in Dimitri Payet continues to be a dangerman for them, with the ex-West Ham man recording 12 goals and 10 assists last season.

There are also plenty of rumours of other signings that Sampoali is looking to make, to strengthen his side even further next season as they look to improve. If the right players come in, the gap to the Parisians could be at least shortened. With a new season brings new optimism and a fresh start for clubs in Ligue 1 to try and keep up with the French champions, with last season’s runners-up being one of those in with a chance.

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MARSEILLE @ 14/1

Lyon Odds: 14/1

Another side that will be looking forward to a clean slate and looking to challenge near the top of the league next season is Lyon. Peter Bosz’s team go into the 2022/23 campaign after a disappointing eighth-placed finish last season.

Lyon managed to make it to the quarter-finals of the Europa League but were knocked out to West Ham after the tie was decided in a 3-0 home loss to the East London outfit. It might be an advantage for them next season, that there is no European football, so that they can focus on their league campaign and getting back in the top three after finishing eight points away from Monaco.

There are also rumours of an imminent takeover, as well as some transfer incomings, that could boost them going forward. Arsenal captain Alexandre Lacazette has already confirmed his return to the Groupama Stadium next season. The striker made his name at Lyon after 129 goals in 275 appearances and will be hoping he can fire his old side back up the league.

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LYON @ 14/1

AS Monaco Odds: 18/1

Monaco are another outsider that could surprise many by winning the Ligue 1 title, and will be confident ahead of next season after a strong finish to the previous campaign.

Phillipe Clement’s men won nine of the last ten Ligue 1 games, including a 3-0 win over PSG. It saw them clinch third place and grab the last spot in the Champions League, earning them a ticket to the play-off rounds for a seat at Europe’s top table.

Whilst Monaco may have already lost one of their best players, with Aurélien Tchouameni being sold to Real Madrid, the €80million that the Monégasques will receive for the French international midfielder can be spent on improving the side further.

They have recently signed Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino and this could be one of a few players that can could in and bolster the side, who are looking to build on last season’s fine form. It could see Monaco repeat the feat they managed in 2017 when they got the better of PSG and pipped them to the title.

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AS MONACO @ 18/1

Rennes Odds: 33/1

It would be a huge upset if Stade Rennes were to emerge as title winners, but with a talented young squad, you never know how good they could become.

Rennes finished fourth last season, earning them qualification for the Europa League group stage. Les Rennais pushed Leicester to the edge in the UEFA Conference League Round of 16 last season, beating the Foxes in the home leg before narrowly losing out on aggregate following defeat at the King Power in the second leg.

Martin Terrier enjoyed a great 2021/22 campaign, firing in 20 league goals – a feat that was bettered only by Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder and PSG’s Mbappe. Former Lyon winger Terrier will be key to any success Rennes have next season, along with striker Gaetan Laborde, who scored 15 times in Ligue 1 last season.

There is also the young talent that Rennes have acquired, such as young wingers Kamaldeen Sulemana and Belgium international Jeremy Doku, who are both 20 years of age and could have a breakthrough season next year.

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RENNES @ 33/1

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