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.