Ligue 1 Week 25 – Previews + Predictions

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A quick turn-around in Ligue 1 this week following the mid-week matches which ended late on Thursday evening. This weekend includes an intriguing top-of-the-table Riviera derby between Monaco and Nice. But we’ve picked three other matches for your previewing delectation.   SCO Angers vs Olympique Lyonnais Saturday 6 February 16:00 by @jeremysmith98 Two teams in slightly shaky form meet this weekend, hoping […]

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Adam Ounas: Star Taking the Bore out of Bordeaux

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Sabir El-Morabet takes a look at Bordeaux’s rising star, Adam Ounas. In an otherwise putrid and boring season for Girondins de Bordeaux fans, Algerian youngster Adam Ounas has proven to be a glimmer of hope, a bright little fix to save les Girondins fans from falling asleep at the new Stade Matmut Atlantique. Early in December, playing against EA Guingamp, Bordeaux were limping […]

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Ligue 1: Week 24 – Previews + Predictions

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Lille OSC v SM Caen: Wednesday 18:00 – by @Gibney_A Lille welcome SM Caen to the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Wednesday, hoping to stop the recent slide. However, they won’t have it easy, facing Patrice Garande’s team that seem to have stopped their own run of bad form. After three straight defeats, the Normand side, following the 2-0 win over […]

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Wahbi Khazri: The Skilful Tunisian Tasked With Saving Sunderland

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With a price agreed between both clubs, it looks likely that Sunderland AFC will today finalise the signing of Wahbi Khazri from Girondins de Bordeaux. The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to England all season, and now Sam Allardyce has secured the Tunisian international on an expected four-and-a-half-year deal, hoping the attacking midfielder can be a catalyst in Sunderland’s […]

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PREVIEW: Coupe de la Ligue – Lille OSC v Girondins de Bordeaux

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For two clubs looking from the outside in at the race for European football this season, Tuesday night offers both Lille OSC and Girondins de Bordeaux hope. Victory in the semi-final would take them just one game away from the chance to qualify for the Europa League. Meeting at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, the game is too close to call, […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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Preview: Bordeaux v Lorient – Coupe de la Ligue

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The Coupe de la Ligue has reached the quarter-finals stage, and outside of Paris Saint-Germain, this is perhaps the best chance the other seven clubs will have of securing a place in next season’s Europa League. Girondins de Bordeaux v FC Lorient: 20:00 Both clubs come off the back of mixed fortunes this weekend. Bordeaux have had to wave goodbye […]

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Newcastle United in Talks With Ligue 1 Midfield Target

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Newcastle United are 18th in the Premier League and although they are only two points from safety, Steve McLaren will be targeting some new faces to give the team a lift this winter. At the start of the month, The Chronicle reported that Girondins de Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet was a target for the club, and now today, French site […]

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