French Ligue 1 Statistics For Profit & Loss (July 2020)

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French Ligue 1 Stats Table

Overall


RankTeamPDP/LROI
1Reims28£162.0058%
2Rennes28£139.0050%
3Marseille28£73.7026%
4Dijon28£45.5016%
5Lille28£39.8014%
6Nantes28£38.2014%
7Nice28£30.2011%
8Strasbourg27£21.008%
9Paris SG27£15.206%
10Metz28-£8.90-3%
11Angers28-£16.70-6%
12Bordeaux28-£22.80-8%
13Brest28-£29.80-11%
14Montpellier28-£43.10-15%
15St Etienne28-£53.90-19%
16Nimes28-£71.00-25%
17Monaco28-£75.70-27%
18Lyon28-£79.10-28%
19Amiens28-£156.50-56%
20Toulouse28-£203.90-73%

Home


RankTeamPDP/LROI
1Dijon14£133.5095%
2Rennes14£98.5070%
3Montpellier14£74.8053%
4Lille15£49.8033%
5Nice15£43.5029%
6Nimes14£29.4021%
7Strasbourg13£18.9015%
8Angers15£19.4013%
9Brest14£17.3012%
10Marseille14£3.402%
11Monaco14£0.200%
12Paris SG14-£0.10-0%
13Metz14-£2.50-2%
14Nantes14-£17.20-12%
15Reims14-£24.40-17%
16St Etienne14-£36.90-26%
17Bordeaux13-£36.20-28%
18Amiens14-£56.90-41%
19Toulouse13-£53.90-42%
20Lyon13-£56.70-44%

Away


RankTeamPDP/LROI
1Reims14£186.40133%
2Marseille14£70.3050%
3Nantes14£55.4040%
4Rennes14£40.5029%
5Paris SG13£15.3012%
6Bordeaux15£13.409%
7Strasbourg14£2.102%
8Metz14-£6.40-5%
9Lille13-£10.00-8%
10Nice13-£13.30-10%
11St Etienne14-£17.00-12%
12Lyon15-£22.40-15%
13Angers13-£36.10-28%
14Brest14-£47.10-34%
15Monaco14-£75.90-54%
16Dijon14-£88.00-63%
17Amiens14-£99.60-71%
18Nimes14-£100.40-72%
19Montpellier14-£117.90-84%
20Toulouse15-£150.00-100%

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French Ligue 1 Profit & Loss Statistics

The purpose of our French Ligue 1 Profit &Loss Tables is to see how much each team would have returned had you backed them to win every game with £10 level stakes. You can then spot, at a glance, who has been providing the best value over the course of the campaign.

The table below ranks all 20 French Ligue 1 sides based on profitability (#1 Being Most Profitable).

You can select (using the tabs) to see data based on ‘Overall‘ results (Home And Away Form Combined), ‘Home‘ results (Home Form Only) and ‘Away‘ results (Away Form Only). The data is updated every day.

We also provide P&L stats for the following leagues:

Key

  • PD – The total number of ‘Matches Played’ during the season so far.
  • P/L – Total profit or loss if £10 was staked on this team to win every game.
  • ROI (Return On Investment) – Total profit or loss as a % of total stakes if £10 was staked on this team to win every game.

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How Are The Profit & Loss Figures Calculated

As mentioned earlier, the Profit & Loss (P/L) French Ligue 1 stats are calculated as if you were to back each team to win every game with £10 stakes using odds from Bet365. The data is then added together cumulatively throughout the season to give the total profit or loss each team would give generated.

ROI (Return On Investment) is calculated by dividing the total Profit/Loss by the number of matches played and then converted into a percentage.

 

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Lyon Players Celebrate Scoring a Goal in a Match Contested in the French Ligue 1

J'ai Marqué Un But! – Lyon Players Celebrate Scoring a Goal in a Match Contested in the French Ligue

 

France’s Top Football League – The Ligue 1

The French Ligue 1 is at the pinnacle of the French Football League System. The French Ligue 1 is contested between 20 clubs, and operates on a system which leads to clubs either qualifying for Europe, staying afloat in the Ligue 1, or being relegated to Ligue 2.

The French Ligue 1 runs from August to May, with each of the 20 competing clubs playing 38 games each over the course of a Season. That being said, each club plays 2 matches against every participating club, both home, and away. The Ligue 1 has a Winter Break from the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks, leading in to January, after which the league resumes.

As per UEFA’s Coefficient, the French Ligue 1 is the 5th Ranked Football League in the world, behind the Spanish La Liga, the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, and the Italian Serie A. According to Ligue 1 Stats, the First Season of the Ligue 1 took place in 1932, and the league was initially called “National”. The 1933/34 season of the league saw its name being changed to the “Division 1”, after which it was changed to its current name, the Ligue 1, in 2002.

The French Ligue 1 has a rich past, with AS Saint-Etienne being the most successful club in the history of the league, having won 10 Titles. According to Ligue 1 Stats, Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) holds the record for having won the most consecutive titles in the French Top Flight –7. While Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has been in the league for a record 45 Seasons without having faced relegation, Olympique de Marseille (Marseille) holds the record of having been in the French Top Flight for the Most Seasons – 69.

The French Ligue 1 is a Cross-Border Competition, with AS Monaco (Monaco) having won the French Ligue 1 on multiple occasions, the latest of which was during the 2016/17 Season. At the time of writing, according to Ligue 1 Stats, Olympique de Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome has the Highest Stadium Capacity in the French Ligue 1, with 67,394 seats.

France is renowned for producing World Class Talent, with as many as 3 Players having been sold to clubs around the world, for an excess of £100 Million, and several others having been sold for over £70 Million, at the time of writing.

The French Ligue 1 – Latest News, Betting Tips and More

The 2019/20 French Ligue 1 is turning out to be a fascinating contest between the top clubs in France. While PSG are the strongest club in the country by a mile, Marseille are having a fantastic season, and must maintain their form if they are to harbour any hopes of usurping PSG’s hold over the Ligue 1 Title.

At the time of writing, PSG have won 15 Games, and have lost just 3 Matches. While Marseille have lost just 3 Matches, they have won 11, and drawn 5. Marseille need to convert draws into wins, and beat PSG after the Winter Break.

Rennes and Lille too, are having a good Season, and they must continue to win matches, as Nantes and Reims are not too far behind in the French Ligue 1 Table.  4 Points separate the 4th Placed Team, Lille, with 10th Placed Team Nice, and anything can happen over the course of Half a Season.

That being said, can Marseille prevail over PSG, or will PSG’s Trio of Neymar, Mbappe, and Icardi power the club to their 9th Ligue 1 Title? Only time will tell.

2019/20 French Ligue 1 Table (Winter Break)

RankTeamMatchesWonDrawLostGFGAGDPoints
1Paris Saint-Germain1815034310+3345
2Marseille1911532921+838
3Rennes1810352417+733
4Lille199462421+331
5Nantes199281718−129
6Reims187741610+628
7Monaco188463126+528
8Angers198472224−228
9Montpellier197662619+727
10Nice198382827+127
Kylian Mbappe Smiles While Training before a Match in the French Ligue 1

Smile Please! – Kylian Mbappe Smiles While Training before a Match in the French Ligue 1.

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PSG are known to score a plethora of goals, and employ a tight tap over the flow of goals against them as well. They have done exactly that over due course of the French 2019/20 Ligue 1 Season. According to Ligue 1 Stats, they have scored 43 Goals, and shipped in just 10, which has led to a Goal Difference of +33 – Staggering to say the least.

Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi have been scoring goals galore, and Neymar too, is expected to add to his tally of 8 Goals, having played only 10 Ligue 1 games in due course of the Season. Given PSG’s proven might in the last decade, it is of no surprise that they are favourites to win the league, with freakish odds of 1/500 in favour of them to lift the Ligue 1 Title, come the end of the Season.

Mind you, their All-Time Top Goal Scorer, Edinson Cavani has hardly had a part to play this season, having scored just 2 Goals in the league, at the time of writing – Such is the armoury available to PSG.

That being said, they are not running away with the French Ligue 1 Title this season, as Marseille stand just 7 Points behind them.While Marseille haven’t set the Ligue 1 alight with either their attacking prowess, or their defensive stability, they have managed to win games, and grind out results.

Andre Villas-Boas is a Former Player-Turned Manager, and he is performing admirably with his squad of players. There is no Star Name that stands out in the Marseille Squad, and that has probably worked in favour of Villas-Boas. He has won Titles in Portugal and Russia, and he will be hoping to add gloss to his resume, with a French Ligue 1 Title to show for as well. At the time of writing, their odds of winning the French Ligue 1 stand at 66/1.

The race for the 3rd, and 4th Positions in the French Ligue 1 Table is proving to be exciting as well, as according to Ligue 1 Stats, the 3rd Placed Team, Rennes, and the 10th Placed Team, Nice, are separated by just 5 Points. Given 4th Placed Lille’s relatively strong squad, their odds of winning the league stand at 100/1.

In other news, Monaco have surprisingly cut their ties with Leonardo Jardim, appointing the Former Manager of the Spanish National Team, Roberto Moreno as their Head Coach. At the time of writing, Jardim guided Monaco to 7th Place in the French Ligue 1 Table, and they are just 3 Points behind 4th Placed Lille. Their odds of winning the French Ligue 1 stand at 250/1.

 

 

Top Goal Scorers – French Ligue 1 2019/20

The Goal Scoring Charts see Wissam Ben Yedder at the top of the tree, with 13 Goals to his name in just 16 Matches. Yedder joined Monaco from Sevilla, at the start of the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 Season, and he has performed exceedingly well. Given that he is in the prime of his career, expect Yedder to score many more goals before the end of the Season.

Mbappe on the other hand, has been in mesmerizing form, and has scored 11 Goals in just 12 appearances. Given PSG’s Strong Midfield and Attacking Play, Mbappe is expected to top the Ligue 1 Scoring Charts once again, come the end of the Season.

Moussa Dembele has been attracting interest from all over Europe, and at the time of writing, had a bid for him by Chelsea, rejected. Memphis Depay has had an excellent season, but he is unlikely to take further part in due course of the Season due to a Knee Injury he suffered in a match against Rennes. According to Ligue 1 Stats, Neymar has played just 10 Games this Season, and he likely to rise higher in the Scoring Charts, as is PSG Striker Icardi.

PlayerGoals Scored
Wissam Ben Yedder (MCO)13
Kylian Mbappe (PSG)11
Moussa Dembele (LYN)10
Victor Osimhen (LIL)10
Habib Diallo (MET)10
Memphis Depay (LYN)9
Mauro Icardi (PSG)9
Mbaye Niang (REN)8
Neymar (PSG)8
Dario Benedetto (MAR)7

Top Assists Providers – French Ligue 1 2019/20

According to Ligue 1 Stats in the Assists department, Yoann Court of Stade Brertois 29, Angel Di Maria, and Islam Slimani lead theAssists Charts. Court is having a fantastic Season, and if he continues in the same vein, a move to a bigger club in the French Football Pyramid could materialize.

Di Maria is a proven World Class Player, and it is wonderful to see him enjoying himself once again, after a torrid spell in England with Manchester United. Slimani too, did not enjoy the best of times in England, with Leicester City, and is performing well for Monaco. All 3 Players have recorded 7 Assists each.

Mbappe has played just 12 Games so far this Season, at the time of writing, and he will add many more Assists to his tally, come the end of the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 Season. According to Ligue 1 Stats, he has recorded 4 Assists so far.

PlayerAssists
Yoann Court (SBR)7
Angel Di Maria (PSG)7
Islam Slimani (MCO)7
Thiago Mendes (LYN)5
Pierre Lees Melou (NIC)5
Romain Del Castillo (REN)5
Anthony Caci (STR)5
Yusuf Yazici (LIL)4
Kylian Mbappe (PSG)4
Moses Simon (NTE)4

Betting Tips and Predictions

The French Ligue 1 Betting Market is quite popular among bettors, given the league’s variety of fascinating betting markets, and its history. There are several betting types worth exploring. While AS Saint-Etienne is the most successful team in French Ligue 1’s history, they are well of the pace in the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 Season, as at the time of writing, they stand at 14th Place in the League Table.

PSG are favourites by a country mile, and it makes utmost sense to place a League Winner Bet on PSG.Even if they lose 2 or 3 Key Players to injuries, they have the Squad Strength to pull through the remainder of the Season. As mentioned before, PSG are 1/500to make it 9 French Ligue 1 Titles to their name.

Unless Marseille pull off a miracle, PSG are likely to win the French Ligue 1. That being said, placing a League Winner without the Champion Bet on Marseille may lead to you reaphigher profits, and willlessenyour risk of losing a League Winner Bet. Marseille’s odds of finishing 2nd stand at 4/5. That being said, you must perform your due diligence before punting on any of the above two mentioned bets, or any other betting variant.

Of the Top 5 Football Leagues in Europe, the French Ligue 1 has witnessed the Least Games with Over 2.5 Goals over the last 5 years – 47.3%. The Bundesliga is the best Betting Market if you are looking to place an Over 2.5 Goals Bet, as the league has witnessed Over 2.5 Goals scored in 56.1% of their Matches over the last 5 years.

According to Ligue 1 Stats, the French Ligue 1 has also witnessed the Most Games with Under 2.5 Goals over the last 5 years – 52.7%. The French Ligue 1 is a fantastic option, if you are looking to place an Under 2.5 Goals Bet, as they are the Lowest Scoring League, among the Top 5 Football Leagues in Europe.

Placing an Over 2.5 Goals Bet on games contested between PSG and other oppositions is worth the punt, as PSG average 2.38 Goals/Match at the time of writing, in the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 Season. PSG have an attack featuring World Class Players, who are likely to score plenty more goals in due course of the Ligue 1 Season.

Placing an Over 3.5 Goals Bet, or an Over 4.5 Goals Bet on matches contested between PSG, and teams featuring at the Bottom of the Table makes utmost sense, as PSG are likely to run riot against weaker oppositions. Placing an Over 1.5 Goals Bet is a Safe Bet, as 70% Matches in the 2019/20 Season of the French Ligue 1 have witnessed Over 1.5 Goals.

You can look to Place a Both Teams to Score Bet on matches contested between two weak oppositions, or mid-table teams, as these teams will look to extract maximum points from these matches. That being said, both teams in a match, have scored in 48% Matches of the French Ligue 1, at the time of writing.

Handicap Betting is a market worth exploring, considering the fact that the French Ligue 1 is a Low Scoring League. When you place a Handicap Bet, you must give a head start to a weaker opposition, while the stronger opposition must overcome the pre-determined deficit in order for you to win the placed bet.

Placing a Handicap Bet on matches contested between the Top 4 Teams in the Ligue 1 Table, and the Bottom 4 Teams, is worth a shot. Toulouse and Amiens SC have shipped in the most goals at the time of writing – 39 and 36 respectively, and placing a Handicap Bet on Matches contested against these two clubs makes utmost sense.

Placing a Half Time Result Bet too, is a viable option. You must predict whether the Home Time, or Away Team will be ahead in a match, when the Half Time whistle is blown. You can also opt for the match to be a draw. Mind you, a Half Time Result Bet includes Injury Time. 28% Matches have ended in a draw, at the time of writing, while the Home Team has led by 1-0, 23.5% of the time.

 

PSG Players Celebrate Scoring a Goal in a Match Contested in the French Ligue 1

PSG Players Celebrate Scoring a Goal in a Match Contested in the French Ligue 1

 

How Does the French Ligue 1 Work?

According to French Ligue 1 Stats, the Ligue 1 is contested between 20 Clubs each Season. There is only 1 Winner, while 19 Games are played at Home, and 19 games are played Away from Home. If a Club wins a Match, they are awarded 3 Points, and if a Match is drawn, both clubs are awarded 1 Point each. If there ever comes a situation in which 2 or more clubs have the same number of points at the end of the French Ligue 1 season, the Ligue 1 Committee will make use of the criteria mentioned below to determine a winner, in the following order of precedence –

  1. Goal Difference
  2. Goals Scored
  3. Head-to-Head Points
  4. Head-to-Head Goal Difference
  5. Head-to-Head Away Goals Scored
  6. Away Goals Scored.

After the application of the above-mentioned criteria, if the teams still cannot be separated, playoffs will ensue to determine the winner of the Ligue 1, or the position/positions in question.

European Qualification

As of the 2019/20 Season of the French Ligue 1, as determined by UEFA’s Coefficient, the Top 3 Clubs in the Ligue 1 qualify for the Champsions League. While the Top 2 Clubs qualify for the league directly, the 3rd Placed Club proceeds to enter in the Third Qualifying Round of the Champions League.

The 4th Placed Club in the French Ligue 1 Enters into the Europa League, while the winners of the Coupe de France, and the Coupe de la Ligue qualify for the Europa League as well. If the winners of these two Domestic Competitions have already qualified for Europe, the 5th and 6th Placed Teams in the French Ligue 1 qualify for the Europa League.

Relegation

As of the 2019/20 Season the French Ligue 1, according to Ligue 1 Stats, 2/3 Teams are Relegated to the Ligue 2, while 2/3 Teams are promoted to the Ligue 1. The 19th and 20th Placed Clubs are automatically relegated to the Ligue 2, while the 18th Placed Club must contest the 3rd Placed Team in the Ligue 2, for a place in the Ligue 1.

The 3rd Placed Team in the Ligue 2 hosts the first game of the Two-Legged Affair, and the winner automatically qualifies for the Ligue 1, while the other team plays in the Ligue 2.

Most Successful Teams

Saint-Etienne are the most successful team in the history of the French Ligue 1, followed by Marseille, who have 9 Titles. PSG, Monaco, and Nantes, have all won 8 Titles each. Monaco is the most successful Non-French Club in the history of the Ligue 1.

While Saint-Etienne won most of their titles in between the 1960s and 1980s, Lyon are the most successful team in the 21st Century, having won 7 Titles since the turn of the century.

PSG are the most successful team in the last decade, having won 6 of their 8 Titles in the period 2010-19. Marseille is the only French Club to have the Champions League, way back in the 1992-93 Season.

H4: French Ligue 1 Stats – Impressive Team Statistics

Before the 2001/02 Season of the French Ligue 1, Lyon had never won a League Title. They went on to win a record 7 consecutive French Ligue 1 Titles, a record that stands till today. PSG hold the record for the most points recorded in due course of a French Ligue 1 Season – 96, during the 2015/16 Season.

PSG, Monaco and Saint-Etienne hold the record for most wins in a Season – 30, while Saint-Etienne hold the record for most home wins in a Season – 19, and PSG hold the record for most away wins in due course of a Season – 15. Sochaux v. Valenciennes, in the 1935–36 Season, ended with the largest winning margin in the history of the French Ligue 1 – 12 – 1.

French Ligue 1 Stats – Most Ligue 1 Titles

ClubWinsWinning Years
Saint-Étienne101956–57, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1980–81
Marseille91936–37, 1947–48, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2009–10
Paris Saint-Germain81985–86, 1993–94, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
Monaco81960–61, 1962–63, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1987–88, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2016–17
Nantes81964–65, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1994–95, 2000–01
Lyon72001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
Bordeaux61949–50, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1998–99, 2008–09
Reims61948–49, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1961–62
Nice41950–51, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1958–59
Lille31945–46, 1953–54, 2010–11
Sochaux21934–35, 1937–38
Sète21933–34, 1938–39
Lens11997–98
RCF Paris11935–36
Strasbourg11978–79
Olympique Lillois11932–33
Roubaix-Tourcoing11946–47
Auxerre11995–96
Montpellier12011–12

Impressive Players Statistics

The French Ligue 1 is renowned for its knack of producing World Class Talent. Mickaël Landreau is a Former Goalkeeper, who played a record 618 Games in the French Top Flight. Delio Onnis is the leading Goal Scorer in the history of the French Ligue 1, with 299 Goals to his name.

Sidney Govou, Grégory Coupet, Juninho of the Lyon team that won 7 Consecutive Titles, and Jean-Michel Larqué and Hervé Revelli of Saint-Etienne hold the record for winning the most French Ligue 1 Titles – 7.

Josip Skoblar holds the record for most Goals in a Single Season – 44. Jean Nicolas holds the record of scoring the Most Goals in a Single Match in the French Ligue 1 – 7, in a Match between Sochaux and Valenciennes, in the 1935–36 Season.

 

 

French Ligue 1 FAQs

❔ How Many Teams Compete in the French Ligue 1?

20

➕ Which French Ligue 1 Team has won the Most Ligue 1 Titles?

AS Saint-Etienne (10)

🍒 League Winner Bet

A bet placed on a team that you think will win the league, come to the end of the season.

💲 League Winner without the Champion Bet

A bet placed on a team that you think will come 2nd in the league, come to the end of the season.

🎲 Over 2.5 Goals Bet

An Over 2.5 Goals Bet involves both teams competing in a match, scoring a combined tally of equal to, or over 3 goals in a match.

🆓 Over 3.5 Goals Bet

An Over 3.5 Goals Bet involves both teams competing in a match, scoring a combined tally of equal to, or over 4 goals.

🔢 Over 4.5 Goals Bet

An Over 4.5 Goals Bet involves both teams competing in a match, scoring a combined tally of equal to, or over 5 goals.

📱 Under 2.5 Goals Bet

An Under 2.5 Goals Bet involves both teams competing in a match, scoring a combined tally of equal to, or less than 2 goals.

📵 Both Teams to Score Bet

This betting variant requires both teams competing in a match to score.

🙋 Handicap Betting

Placing a Handicap Bet gives a head start to a weaker opposition when a match is contested between a weaker team and stronger opposition. The stronger team must overcome the pre-determined deficit, in order for you to win the placed bet.

🇨🇭 Half Time Result Bet

Placing a Half Time Result Bet involves you betting on the Home Team, or the Away Team to be on top, at Half Time. You can predict the match to be a draw as well at Half Time. That being said, a Half Time Result Bet includes injury time

 

ThePuntersPage Final Say

The French Ligue 1 provides for scintillating football action and is a regular fixture in the calendars of most football lovers, and bettors alike. The French Ligue 1 comes with several wonderful betting markets, which are worth exploring, and punting on.

That being said, you must perform your due diligence, and place bets on teams, or players after having conducted all necessary research, including reviewing fixture history, team and player form, and injury news, among other factors.