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Ligue1 2021/2022: PSG usual season favorite in France but watch out for Lille!

Updated: Oct 6

The new season of the French top league begins on Friday 6 August. Lille surprised everyone last year by winning Ligue 1 ahead of PSG. What will happen this year?

Let's see what were the most important transfer market operations, the traders' predictions on the winning antepost and everything there is to know about the transalpine tournament.


LAST SEASON ...


With a season on the verge of perfection, Galtier's Lille, capable of losing only 3 times throughout the championship, overturned the forecasts of the experts, raising the title of champion.


With 83 points and the best defense with only 23 goals conceded, Lille ended with one point ahead of PSG and 5 over Monaco with Parisians and Monegasques who qualified together with LOSC for the next Champions League.


Disappointment for Lyon and Marseille who, finishing fifth and sixth, had to settle for the Europa League together with Rennes.


Nimes and Dijon relegated to Ligue 2 with Nantes remaining in the first division by winning the playout against Toulouse. The top scorer was won by PSG's Mbappe with 27 goals ahead of Lyon's Depay and Monaco's Ben Yedder with 20 goals.


TRANSFERTS LIGUE 1, THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOTS OF THE SUMMER


There have been 8 coach changes this summer out of the 20 teams enrolled in the Ligue 2021/2022. The most significant were undoubtedly that of the reigning champions Lille who, after the farewell of Galtier, who ended up at Nice, signed Gouvernecc. I also change in Lyon with the Dutch Bosz, former Ajax.


Dortmund and Leverkusen who replaced Rudi Garcia. As for the transfer market, PSG made the big voice as always. The Arab-owned club bought Hakimi from Inter for 60 million in addition to zero parameters Donnarumma from Milan and Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid.


Many changes at Lille, above all the farewell of the goalkeeper Maignan. On the other hand, an outgoing and an incoming shot are the most considerable ones for Monaco who sent Henrichs towards Leipzig but who made on Jacobs (defender) from Cologne.


Market all made up of loans or zero parameters finally for Lyon who, among others, has signed Da Silva from Rennes. Finally we close with the very ambitious Nice which satisfies Galtier in every way: Kluivert from Rome, Bard from Lyon, Stengs from AZ and Todibo from Barcelona could be decisive for a clear leap in quality of the team on the French Riviera.


LIGUE 1: BOOKMAKERS FORECAST


The seven titles in nine years by PSG, with the only exceptions of Monaco in 2017 and Lille precisely last year, have made Ligue 1 the most obvious championship (on paper).

But as we have seen, sometimes even the most probable predictions can jump. Despite this, given the indisputable value of PSG and the gap with its first rivals, it is normal to find the super favorite Pochettino team at 1.20 on our bookmakers. Lyon followed by 10 times the stake, Lille and Monaco at 15 and Marseille at 25.

Very interesting is the winning ante-post bet without PSG where the odds are decidedly balanced: Lyon 2.50 Lille 3.50 Monaco 4.75 and Marseille 8.50.


FIRST DAY LIGUE 1, READY TO START!


La Ligue 1 sarà il primo campionato top europeo a partire, visto che Premier, Liga e Bundesliga inizieranno nel weekend di ferragosto e la Serie A addirittura il 21. Ecco quindi che il prossimo fine settimana i fari saranno puntati tutti sul campionato francese.

Fra i match più interessanti citiamo Monaco-Nantes che aprirà la nuova stagione venerdì sera con i monegaschi favoriti a 1,52. Sabato sarà il turno del Lione bancato a 1,35 contro il Brest e del PSG a 1,26 in casa del Troyes.

Domenica infine scendono in campo i campioni in carica del Lille in una trasferta non semplice contro il Metz che vede i rossoneri in lavagna a 1,72.