The French top flight looks similar to its English counterpart as far as the outright betting is concerned, with four teams available at single figure odds and the rest bigger than 20/1.
Therefore, we should probably expect the title to be won by either Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, Marseille or Lille, with the latter having triumphed last term thanks to outstanding home form which saw the champions lose just one match.
Les Dogues are available at 6/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) this time around and they are likely to face a stronger challenge from Paris St-Germain, who have spent money during the summer and are still in pursuit of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United.
PSG finished a full 16 points behind Lille last season, although they are a best price 5/2 (Betfred – £50 free betting) this time around, while Lyon will want to get back on the title trail after finishing third last season.
Rémi Garde has now replaced Claude Puel as manager at Stade de Gerland and there would have been a time when 11/4 (Victor Chandler) about Lyon would have been snapped up straight away. However, the club are modest when it comes to spending power.
Marseille are the other side in with a real chance and the best odds about Olympique winning Ligue 1 is 3/1 (bet365), with the team matching Lille on the road last term but just about winning over 50% of home matches.