Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex

Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex

Before the season is out there will be many games in Ligue 1 deemed “must wins” for sides up and down the table, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between Rennes and Marseille brings up a clash where neither side can really afford to go away without any points. There is a gaping hole somewhere in Philippe Montanier’s sinking ship, and unless he can find it, their hopes of playing in Europe next season are going to…

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Marseille v Evian: Preview + Ligue 1 Saturday

Marseille v Evian: Preview + Ligue 1 Saturday

Marcelo Bielsa’s side return to the Stade Velodrome this weekend and try to forget about their terrible away record. Evian have conceded 25 goals away from home, have only won twice and have no draws to show for their troubles. Evian have a history of turning up and putting in performances when you least expect it – just ask PSG – but it would be a shock if OM didn’t come away with a victory…

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Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

If Olympique Lyonnais go on to lift the Ligue 1 title this season, Jean-Michel Aulas should definitely send FC Metz a thank you card and a bouquet of flowers for the part the Lorraine club played. Albert Cartier’s side put Les Gones to the sword in Week 4, coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. Since that day, Lyon has only lost once in the league, as if throwing away that victory, gave…

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Coupe de France Preview: AF Bobigny v Evian Thonon Gaillard

There is a potential giant-killing on the cards on Saturday afternoon when one of the lowest-ranked teams in the Coupe de France, Academie Football Bobigny, host Ligue 1 outfit Evian Thonon Gaillard in the northeastern suburbs of Paris. The hosts ply their trade in the regional (Division d’Honneur) Ligue Paris Ile-de-France in the Seine Saint-Denis district and the game will be played at Stade Auguste Delaune, not to be confused with Stade de Reims’ stadium…

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PREVIEW: Saint-Etienne v Evian Thonon Gaillard – Week 19

PREVIEW: Saint-Etienne v Evian Thonon Gaillard – Week 19

Christophe Galtier’s Saint-Etienne side will try and end the year on a year, avoiding defeat against Evian will see them unbeaten in the last six games and potentially four points clear of AS Monaco in fourth place. It will be difficult for Les Verts to mount an attack on the top three, but with no Europa League football in the New Year, it’s not unthinkable. Victory over Evian at the Stade Geoffrey-Guichard would be the…

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AS Monaco vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard: Jardim fighting against the tide

AS Monaco vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard: Jardim fighting against the tide

Don’t look now but, improbably, the form team in this match is Evian — they’ve won three in a row and are now just a point behind 13th place Monaco, a team still valiantly fighting to avoid the “Officially in Crisis” label. For a while, the principality side was able to paper over their growing problems with a series of 1-0 wins early in the season, and they did manage a serviceable draw with mighty…

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Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Water way to bounce back

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Water way to bounce back

Water way to bounce back Marseille’s run of victories has been well documented of late but can you name the other team who over the last three rounds of matches have matched their winning ways? You may think PSG perhaps? Bordeaux possibly? Lyon maybe? Nope, it is Evian Thonon Gaillard. Les Roses are currently on a hot streak of three consecutive wins. These were important wins as well, over teams who many predict will be…

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Preview: Evian to pour water on Marseille’s bubbling volcano Marcelo Bielsa

Preview: Evian to pour water on Marseille’s bubbling volcano Marcelo Bielsa

Just when you think that everything is rosy at Marseille something happens that destroys the peace and tranquillity and turns the club back into the simmering cauldron that it was at the start of the season. After back to back victories it looked as if Marcelo Bielsa and Marseille were finally starting to get along but alas, it was too good to be true. A dramatic end to the transfer window saw a huge row…

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