Betting on French Football
Since the nation's World Cup victory in 2018, French football has become a highly-popular market for football bettors. Les Bleus lifted the World Cup in Russia with their golden boy Kylian Mbappe leading the charge, in what was one of the most exciting World Cups in recent history.
The French football system is pretty simple – Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 with a National league below that. Football Betting odds on all of that plus the French Cup is readily available and right here for you to build your French football coupon.
Remember to study all the best facts and figures from French football, which is also readily available on the web.
France Football Odds
France has given the world some of the most talented footballers in the past. Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet are just a few French names to have dominated on the global stage. And the nation is still producing the goods, with Mbappe well on his way to the top of the sport being named the best young player in the 2018 World Cup.
With the exception of PSG though, you won't get a whole lot of goals in French domestic football. The French are known to pride themselves on their defensive capabilities, and that shows in their football. Under 2.5 goals, or both teams not to score is often a good addition to your French football coupon.
There's also a lot of fierce rivalries in French football too. Marseille and Lyon is one of them, and it's bound to bring out the cards. A good idea might be to bet on the number of yellow cards to be shown in a match, or for a red card to be shown.
You can view much of the exciting Ligue 1 action on BT Sports, DAZN and beIN Sport.
French Football History
The French Football Federation celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. Ligue 1 has been in existence since 1932 and it's had many a winner, but Marseille and St Etienne have the most titles with ten each. However, PSG are bound to exceed that record after securing their 8th in 2018/19, and doing so in style scoring over 100 goals in Ligue 1.
France won their second World Cup in 2018 twenty years after their first one in 1998, where the French led by Zidane beat Brazil 3-0 in the final in Saint-Denis. Their International team has had many stars, and their domestic league has seen some top talent too like David Ginola, Juninho, Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Eden Hazard.
Ligue 1 has historically been a very open league, though with PSG's wealth they've dominated the modern era of French football. However, their average attendance doesn't match that of the other top European clubs – the majority of clubs in the French top flight have an average attendance of 25,000 or lower. Nevertheless, French football is still enthralling for fans and punters, and here you have our odds comparison tool to help you find the best French football betting odds on the market.