Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain: Coupe de France Preview


The grand choc of the quarter-finals sees six-time winners Saint-Etienne hosting nine-time winners and current holders Paris Saint-Germain. Les Verts haven’t had the smoothest ride to this stage and are yet to finish a match inside the traditional 90 minutes. The edgiest match was the first one, against CFA2’s Raon L’Etape, which went to penalties after a 1-1 draw, Stephane Ruffier the […]

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FC Lorient v Gazelec Ajaccio: Coupe de France Preview


in the opening pair of quarter-finals, there is an all-Ligue 1 clash between FC Lorient and Gazelec Ajaccio, hoping to outdo their league colleagues Saint-Etienne and PSG later on. Lorient needed extra time in both of their first two cup matches, at home to Ligue 2 Tours and away at National’s Boulogne, both times having Benjamin Jeannot to thank for their progression […]

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FC Sochaux v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview


Granville may be the fairytale story of this season’s Coupe de France, but FC Sochaux are quietly flying under the radar and are just one game away from the semi-finals. Les Lionceaux, one of the French league’s founding members, take on Nantes at the Stade Auguste-Bonal at a time of uncertainty. They currently sit 18th in Ligue 2, two points […]

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PSG Stunned by Lyon in First Defeat of Ligue 1 Season


They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it…that’s right, Stade de Reims scored four goals in a game for the first time since the end of August. Oh! You thought I meant Paris Saint-Germain finally losing to Lyon – ok, that was better. Let’s start at the Stade des Lumières. Lyon, with a whole host of players missing through injury and […]

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FC Nantes v AS Monaco: Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions


It’s a battle between two of Ligue 1’s most in-form teams as Nantes host Monaco on Sunday afternoon. Both these sides have quietly put together impressive runs of form that have led to Michel Der Zakarian’s side to sixth (two points behind third with a game in hand) and the principality side claiming second place as their own. Les Canaris […]

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Olympique Lyonnais v Paris Saint-Germain: Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions


When Laurent Blanc’s team travelled to the Stade Gerland last season the Ligue 1 landscape was much different, as Paris Saint-Germain trailed Olympique Lyonnais by two points. They would ultimately overcome their challengers and now, 12 months later, there are no challengers. Although Lyon go into the weekend in fifth place, just two points off the Champions League places, they […]

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EA Guingamp v Angers SCO – Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions

Guingamp Angers

On Saturday evening, two teams meet who are both looking to arrest a slide, although in different areas of the table. Guingamp are 16th on 31 points and looking nervously below them at the relegation battle; Angers are 9th on 37 but on a terrible run of form having lost the last four in a row. Guingamp’s last two matches have […]

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FC Basel v Saint-Etienne: Europa League Preview


After the first leg of the first knock-out round, despite very different home results, both French teams have managed to set up tricky propositions for themselves in their respective away trips. While Saint-Etienne only need a draw, it looks like they will have to score against Basel after winning 3-2 in a fairly chaotic match at the Geoffroy-Guichard. They come into […]

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