Ligue 2

CountryFranceFrance
Season2023

Ligue 2, also known as Domino's Ligue 2 for sponsorship reasons, is the second division of professional football in France. It operates under the auspices of the French Football Federation (FFF) and is one step below the top-tier Ligue 1. The league, which was established in 1933, has a rich history and has been the launching pad for many of France's most talented players.

Ligue 2 is composed of 20 teams, each playing 38 matches during the season, which typically runs from August to May. The format is a double round-robin, with each team playing every other team twice, once at home and once away. The teams are ranked in the league table by points, with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss.

At the end of each season, the top two teams in Ligue 2 are automatically promoted to Ligue 1. The third-place team enters a playoff with the 18th-place team from Ligue 1, offering another potential route for promotion. Conversely, the bottom two teams in Ligue 2 are relegated to the third-tier Championnat National, while the 18th-place team enters a playoff with the third-place team from the Championnat National for a chance to retain their Ligue 2 status.

Over the years, Ligue 2 has been known for its competitive balance and unpredictability. Many teams have experienced both the highs of promotion and the lows of relegation, reflecting the league's competitive nature. The league has also been a breeding ground for future stars, with players such as Olivier Giroud, Riyad Mahrez, and N'Golo Kanté all having spent time in Ligue 2 early in their careers.

Ligue 2 matches are known for their passionate fans and intense atmospheres, reflecting the deep love for football that exists throughout France. The league also has a strong commitment to youth development, with many clubs operating successful academies that produce a steady stream of talented young players.

In recent years, Ligue 2 has also made strides in terms of its international exposure. Matches are now broadcast in several countries, helping to raise the league's profile and attract a wider audience. Despite being the second tier of French football, Ligue 2 continues to play a crucial role in the country's football landscape, providing a platform for clubs and players to develop and compete at a high level.

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Ligue 2 Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Ligue 2 in 2023

Player Team Goals
caen 19
angers 13
rodez 12
pau 11
saint-etienne 11
grenoble 11
quevilly 11
amiens 10
guingamp 10
concarneau 10

Ligue 2 standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Auxerre players, news and schedule Auxerre 29 15 10 4 53 28 25 55
2 Saint Etienne players, news and schedule Saint Etienne 30 15 6 9 38 23 15 51
3 Angers players, news and schedule Angers 29 15 5 9 42 32 10 50
4 Laval players, news and schedule Laval 29 13 9 7 35 29 6 48
5 Rodez players, news and schedule Rodez 29 11 10 8 47 40 7 43
6 Guingamp players, news and schedule Guingamp 29 11 9 9 37 31 6 42
7 Paris FC players, news and schedule Paris FC 29 11 9 9 34 30 4 42
8 Caen players, news and schedule Caen 29 12 6 11 39 37 2 42
9 Amiens players, news and schedule Amiens 29 10 12 7 26 27 -1 42
10 Grenoble players, news and schedule Grenoble 29 10 10 9 36 33 3 40
11 PAU players, news and schedule PAU 29 10 10 9 42 42 0 40
12 Ajaccio players, news and schedule Ajaccio 29 10 8 11 28 33 -5 38
13 Bordeaux players, news and schedule Bordeaux 29 10 8 11 32 37 -5 37
14 Dunkerque players, news and schedule Dunkerque 29 10 7 12 29 40 -11 37
15 Estac Troyes players, news and schedule Estac Troyes 29 8 11 10 33 36 -3 35
16 Bastia players, news and schedule Bastia 29 9 7 13 29 37 -8 33
17 Concarneau players, news and schedule Concarneau 29 9 6 14 30 40 -10 33
17 Sochaux players, news and schedule Sochaux 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Annecy players, news and schedule Annecy 29 7 9 13 33 40 -7 30
19 Quevilly players, news and schedule Quevilly 29 5 13 11 35 38 -3 28
20 Valenciennes players, news and schedule Valenciennes 30 2 11 17 17 42 -25 17

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 181/272 67%
Over/Under 53/74 72%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%