Preview : Red Bull Salzburg v OGC Nice – Europa League

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Thursday evening’s early sitting features a clash between two teams unexpectedly in search of their first points in the Europa League this season. Both Austria’s double-holders from 2015/16 and Ligue 1’s current leaders have had a shaky start to European competition. Salzburg’s campaign started some time ago, as they went into the second qualifying round of the Champions League, back […]

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Preview: PSG v FC Basel – Time for the French Side to Show Their Strength

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​On Wednesday evening Paris Saint-Germain will play their third UEFA Champions League fixture as they host FC Basel at the Parc des Princes. It’s a match that the home side cannot afford to lose and the expectant fans will be expecting the Ligue 1 champions to put their Swiss opponents to the sword. Group rivals Arsenal are set to play […]

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Preview : Olympique Lyonnais v Juventus – Champions League

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As Lyon prepare to welcome Juventus to the Parc OL this evening, a bit of a cloud hangs over the team. As Alexandre Lacazette and Rafael were only just coming back from injury lay-offs, the pair only featured from the bench in Friday’s defeat to Nice. Admittedly, Nabil Fekir’s red card halfway through the first half had more to do […]

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Preview : CSKA Moscow v AS Monaco – Champions League

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Monaco head to Russia this evening on the back of a disheartening loss at Toulouse on Friday. Leonardo Jardim opted for a rotated side, with several players having been in action internationally, and paid the price, as an aggressive Toulouse side won 3-1, a margin that could have been more had the hosts been more clinical. Nevertheless, Monaco are in good stead […]

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Ligue 1 Betting: Week 9 – Nice vs Lyon, Toulouse vs Monaco, Rennes vs Bordeaux

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Every matchday the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 8… Well, arguably only Metz had a worse week than our team, who impressively scored an aggregate total of zero […]

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Corentin Tolisso: Heir to the Lyon Fortune

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In a parallel football universe there may well be a version of Corentin Tolisso plying his trade in Serie A wearing the famous sky blue shirt of Napoli. Maybe he’s reveling in the new climes of Italy’s top flight; conversely the midfielder could be kicking his heels on the bench pondering the merits of his move to Naples. It’s actually […]

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Are PSG Set to Lose Their Star Player?

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Europe’s top clubs are reportedly lining up offers for Brazil and PSG star Thiago Silva, as his protracted contract difficulties continue. Silva became the most expensive defender in history with his move from AC Milan to PSG in 2012, but the French club are yet to open negotiations over a new contract. His agent Paulo Tonietto added fuel to the […]

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Ligue 1 Betting: Week 8 – Caen vs Toulouse, Rennes vs Guingamp, Lyon vs Saint-Etienne

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Every matchday the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 7. It wasn’t pretty… Of the 8 possible “points” on offer, the team managed a total of one, as Bafetimbi […]

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