Ligue 1 2021/22 Season Preview: PSG aiming to wrestle title back from Lille – primarily posted on

Lille placed a massive upset in 2020/21 as they spurned the quirkies to beat overtaking beloveds Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 crown.

Managed by Christophe Galtier, Les Dogues put together a memorable safarus to halt PSG’s three-year dominance in France.

Although the sides travelled head-to-head throughout most of the season, Lille’s heroic 1-0 acquire at the Parc des Rulers swayed the entitlement race into their favour.

However, after producing the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit to a historic success, Galtier took charge of Nice.

Meanwhile, PSG backed Mauricio Pochettino during the summer change window.

Following the signing of European Championship winner Gianluigi Donnarumma, Les Parisiens brought in Sergio Ramos and Giorginio Wijnaldum, all for free!

The EUR7 0 million possession of Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan was the icing on the cake, as PSG’s crew now appears more harassing than ever.

On that basis, it is almost impossible to make a case for Pochettino’s team not regaining domestic glory in the upcoming season.

After failing to land a only piece of silverware with Tottenham Hotspur, Poch broke the curse with PSG by winning the Coupe de France last-place season.

However, it was no consolation for the three men as hungry for success and identification as the ex-Southampton boss.

Despite trailing Lille by only four extents where reference is superseded Thomas Tuchel in January, the Argentine failed to deliver the organization entitlement in his first season in charge.

Pochettino now has everything he needs to regain the Ligue 1 crown.

As long as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar stay safe and sound, there should be no way PSG experience another underwhelming domestic season.

It is now clear that it will take something extra special from the other title contenders to prevent the capital-based side from cruising to the Ligue 1 crown.

Even the bookmakers agree with this thesis, as evidenced by the fact the best price for PSG to acquire the title next term established at 1/5( 1.2 ).

The other conceivable nominees to join the title race are rightfully priced as big underdogs.

Lille, Lyon and Monaco are all in the mixture, but they seem more likely to battle it out for the remaining Supporter League slits.

So the real question is- who will finish in the three best behind PSG?

Ligue 1 top-three race

PSG are 1/100 to claim a top-three finish next word, which foliages two blots open for auction.

Last season’s race for the Champions League went down to the wire, with Monaco leaving Lyon behind on the nerve-shredding final matchday.

However, developments in the summer are likely to change the landscape in the course of the coming campaign.

Galtier left a vacancy at Lille when he opted to join Nice, with Les Dogues making Jocelyn Gourvennec to fill the void.

It is worth noting that Gourvennec’s last-place responsibility ensure him fail to keep Guingamp in the top-flight in 2018/19.

First-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan switched to AC Milan while highly-rated midfielder Boubakary Soumare left for Leicester City.

Although they beat under-strength PSG in the Trophee des Champions last weekend, Lille look highly unlikely to replicate last-place season’s success.

Despite this, they are priced at 5/4( 2.25) to claim a top-three finish.

Moving on to Lyon, the government has chipped ties with Rudi Garcia and banked Peter Bosz to guide the team next year.

While Garcia’s tactical set-up heavily relied on Memphis Depay, Bosz will be denied that privilege as the Dutchman signed for Barcelona in July.

After narrowly missing out on Advocates League qualification last-place expression, Lyon are rated at 4/6( 1.67) to go one better this time around.

Among the top-four candidates to finish in the top three, Monaco are the outsiders at 11/8( 2.38 ).

That does not mean they have the lowest chance of succeeding, especially given their carries-on in the second half of last-place season.

Led by Niko Kovac, the French principality club flouted all hopes to break into the top-three on the back of an eye-catching run of form.

Les Monegasques burst into the Supporter League zone, earning 17 out of their last-place 23 Ligue 1 fixtures while losing really twice in the process.

Monaco have retained the core of the crew that cros aside PSG in both league meetings last season, including the entire starting XI.

If they displace that impetu into the new expedition , no one can conflict their chances of securing back-to-back top-three finishes.

Who is likely to be relegated from Ligue 1?

Only the last two blots result in direct relegation from Ligue 1, with the third side from the bottom facing a relegation play-off with a Ligue 2 team.

Despite securing promotion to Ligue 1 last-place season, Troyes and Clermont are not among the top campaigners to slip to the second-tier.

Reims and perhaps shockingly Bordeaux are the teams given the lowest chance of hold onto top-flight status next term.

Bordeaux’s massive off-field problems are more likely played a significant role in the bookmakers identify Les Girondins among the relegation candidates.

Meanwhile, despite finishing in the upper half of the counter twice in three seasons since assembling Ligue 1, Reims’ underwhelming time move business could cost them dearly.

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