Podiums, relegations, flop announcements…editorial department predictions

Who will be on the Ligue 1 podium and what will be the nice surprise? Will Mbappe be the top scorer? The Figaro Sports Department shares its predictions for the 2022-23 season.

Podium: Lyon and Monaco behind PSG

None of our journalists have seen a club other than Paris Saint-Germain win the title. The Champions League with Nantes The Capital, who sent a message with his trophy (4-0), his club looks unruly. Behind them, Olympique Lyonnais is almost unanimous. Peter Boss has been maintained. The return of Tolisso and Lacazette should be enough for the Europeans to dominate Ligue 1, especially in his Cup-less season.

Giving Monaco a slight advantage over Rennes, who finished 3rd and 4th last season, to finish on the podium. Small voices have been raised about OGC Nice, its ambitious hiring and the return of coach Lucien Favre. Finally, one of our journalists Italy his football followers were conquered by the passing of Igor his Tudor on the bench of Hellas Verona. Despite a difficult adventure start, OM coaches have time to hope to raise the bar.

See also – PSG Nantes goals and recap in the Champions Trophy on 31 July (4-0)

Relegation: Ajaccio and Clermont blamed?

Not two, not three, but four clubs will be relegated to League Two. Like his PSG champions, every journalist has seen AC Ajaccio make the leap. Corsican clubs are among the least budgeted clubs in Ligue 1. Clermont appear to be on track to support the team without striker Mohamed Bayot moving to Lille. With them we hesitated between Lorient, Troyes and Angers. Unfortunately, the first two of him are in our favour. Distrust of the promoted Auxerre case. One of our journalists sees FC Nantes back in his L1 vestibule, where he surprisingly finished 9th last season.

Top scorer: Of course Mbappe

There is no doubt: Kylian Mbappe will be Ligue 1’s top scorer for the fifth season in a row. ) cannot be seen. that. Mbappé’s main rival may be his team. One of our journalists said that if Lionel Messi stopped finding posts and took all the PSG penalties, maybe…

Surprise: Focus on Auxerre and Strasbourg

Ten years later, AJ Auxerre is back in Ligue 1. Two journalists want to believe in a comfortable hold even in the middle of the table. Attacking football apostle Jean-Marc Furlan’s AJA can’t help but be on fire as his team rises in L2 or holds in L1. I can’t wait to spy on Strasbourg, who finished 6th last season. Europe this year? Reliable. Our discussion is not just about Toulouse, the easy champions of L2, but Belgian striker Royce Openda (Lens), attacking Takumi Minamino (Monaco) and defensive midfielder Alexis Beka Beka (Nice). ) and other newcomers.

Flop: Marseille smells of danger

In three months, Olympique de Marseille has changed from day to night. Jorge Sampaoli resigned, Igor Tudor replaced him and the players did not stick to his methods. This is in contrast to the Argentinian method. These internal turmoil are deeply depressed while OM finds the Champions League and certainly leaves feathers there. Will the supporter-pleasing return of Lacazette and Tolisso translate on the ground?Finally, one of our journalists confirmed that he was the Coupe de his French winner and qualified for the Europa League. He wants to be pessimistic about FC Nantes. Beware of the Canary Island hangover.