The new Ligue 1 season started on August 9 and PSG are the strong favourites to win the title for the seventh time in eight seasons. They had won the title for four seasons in a row before Monaco won the 2016/17 championship. After spending a fortune in the previous summer, PSG regained their title winning by 13 points and won it again last season, finishing 16 points clear of second place Lille.
With the likes of Neymar and World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe in their squad, there was never any doubt PSG were the team to beat this season. That remains the case for the 2019/20 Ligue 1 campaign as PSG have once again been busy in the transfer market, adding to their squad. However, the major talking point has been the future of Neymar and the loss of the Brazilian could have a negative impact on their campaign.
Nonetheless, PSG remain the favourites to win the 2019/20 Ligue 1 title at just 1/10 with Bet365.
What are our Ligue 1 betting tips and which bookmakers offer the best Ligue 1 betting odds?
Will the uncertainty surrounding the future of Neymar influence the title race in France this season? It appears the Brazilian is going to leave PSG but will the French giants receive any players in return and if so, how are they going to fit into Thomas Tuchel’s system?
It is never easy to bring players in once the season has started. There is no time to work and integrate them into the team and it could also upset some of the players currently playing in the starting XI.
As things stand, Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gueye, Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera are the four main signings for PSG but they are perhaps not the big name signings the fans were hoping to see. Perhaps Tuchel is trying to move away from the glamourous names and focus on making a strong team so it will be interesting to see how this season pans out for the German coach.
However, PSG remain the clear favourites to win the French title and they will also have their eye on the Champions League. Therefore, each way betting on the potential title challengers could be the way to go again this season.
3. Ligue 1 Predictions
Lyon appear to be the team best equipped to at least try and push PSG close this season. They may have lost Nabil Fekir, Ferland Mendy and Tanguy Ndombele but the bookmakers believe they are still the best bet.
Lyon have added Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Joachim Andersen, Thiago Mendes, Youssouf Kone and Jean Lucas to their squad. They finished 19 points adrift of PSG last season and will hope to close that gap in this campaign. One of our Ligue 1 betting tips is that they will finish in TOP3.
Lille finished second last season and it will be interesting to see how they cope with the added pressure of Champions League football. Lille have to make do without some of their key players from last season as Nicolas Pepe, Rafael Leao, Thiago Mendes and Youssouf Kone have all left the club.
Rennes are the only other team who could perhaps push PSG this season. They defeated the Parisians in the Coupe de France final last season, so will not have any worries about playing them this season. Unfortunately for Monaco and Marseille, they both seem to be off the pace in terms of the title this season and making the top four would be an achievement.
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