Behind the holders though, the French top tier is a competitive division. Just four points separate the next six places with Saint-Etienne enjoying a solid start to the campaign.
888Sport are 26/25 (2.04) about the home side and that's certainly a bet that looks well worthy of consideration.
In front of their own fans, Saint-Etienne have taken 17 points from seven games. That puts them level with Lyon for the third best home record in the league, having played one fewer game than the side who edged them out 1-0 at the Groupama Stadium last weekend.
Nantes are the visitors to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Friday. Claudio Ranieri left the club at the end of last season and Miguel Cardoso lasted just eight league matches in charge.
Vahid Halilhodzic has steadied the ship somewhat, but the Canaries' five-match unbeaten run will certainly be tested in this game. The visitors are 11/4 (3.75) to win for the fourth time in this competition under their new boss and the draw is a 9/4 (3.25) chance.
Back-to-back 1-1 stalemates against Angers and Rennes suggest they might well struggle with the step up in class against a team who've dominated on home soil so far.
The bookmakers aren’t expecting a high-scoring affair from this game with under 2.5 goals just 7/10 (1.70) with 888Sport.
That’s understandable given it’s landed in four of the hosts’ last five matches in all competitions but the stark contrast between their home and away records is the most interesting angle from a betting perspective.
Granted Saint-Etienne are yet to face an elite team at this venue, but their record of five wins and two draws makes the odds against quotes on them picking up another victory seem worth chancing.