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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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 : Guingamp v Lille – Coupe de la Ligue

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In their third season after promotion from Ligue 2, Guingamp look stalled, after a creditable tenth-place finish in 2014/15 that also saw them put in the most impressive French performance in the Europa League. Top-scorer Claudio Beauvue left for Lyon (not entirely successfully), his habitual partner in crime Christophe Mandanne went to the UAE on a free, and despite some promising […]

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Ligue 1: Week 20 – Preview + Predictions

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Ligue 1 is back following the winter break and the Coupe de France and, despite Paris Saint-Germain’s, 19-point lead at the top, we couldn’t be more excited for its return. Lyon open their brand new stadium against Troyes, Marseille will try to win at home against Guingamp and Lille boss Frederic Antonetti faces his old side Nice at the Stade […]

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Leicester City Targeting a Lion to Help the Foxes Add Goals

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Hoping to build on their unexpected success this season, Leicester City are looking to strengthen their forward line this month. One of Claudio Ranieri’s reported targets is FC Porto forward, Vincent Aboubakar. The 23-year-old has played 14 games and scored six goals in the Liga Sagres this season. This is his second campaign with the Portuguese giants after moving from […]

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Former Manchester City Playmaker On the Move Again

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Former Manchester City midfielder Marcos “Rony” Lopes should be on the move this winter. Earlier in the week, his agent Mikkel Beck revealed to Foot Mercato that his client was considering a six-month loan spell away from Monaco in order to find more playing time. When asked about the possibility of moving to Lille the former LOSC player said: “It […]

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Lille Name Their Price for Tottenham Hotspur Target

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Lille winger Sofiane Boufal has been monitored by Tottenham Hotspur for over a year now, even before he joined the Northern club from SCO Angers last January. Now, the 2011 Ligue 1 champions have told any interested party, via L’Equipe, that they will have to pay between €25-30 million to sign their top scorer. After the mess that was Divock […]

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