FC Nantes v FC Metz – Week 20 Preview

FC Nantes v FC Metz – Week 20 Preview

Metz are on the slide this season and things are unlikely to get any better this weekend with the trip to the Stade de la Beaujoire to take on Michel Der Zakarian’s seventh place FC Nantes. The Lorraine club haven’t won in their last seven league games, with their only point in that run coming in the 0-0 draw with Bordeaux, a game which they should have won. Florent Malouda missed a late penalty and…

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Lyon v Toulouse FC: Week 20 Preview

Lyon v Toulouse FC: Week 20 Preview

Hubert Fournier couldn’t have asked for a better start to the second half of the Ligue 1 season…and that’s before Lyon have even kicked a ball. Progression in the Coupe de France was expected, but now, with the slip ups from Marseille on Friday and Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Bastia on Saturday, Lyon can go top of Ligue 1 with a win over Toulouse on Sunday evening. Le Téfécé will be no walkover, this weekend’s…

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SC Bastia v Paris Saint-Germain – Week 20 Preview

SC Bastia v Paris Saint-Germain – Week 20 Preview

Although they started 2015 in third place, Paris Saint-Germain could go top of Ligue 1 on Saturday afternoon with a win at the Stade Armand-Cesari. Marseille slip in Montpellier means that Laurent Blanc’s side start Saturday’s game only three points short of l’OM, but they will need to show their own change in attitude if they want to beat Ghislain Printant’s islanders. Bastia started the New Year with a wonderful cup win over Lille and…

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Coupe de France Preview: SAS Epinal v FC Metz

The range of teams that make it through to the latter rounds of the Coupe de France generally provide scope for quirky derbies that would not normally take place in a league situation. This year’s Round of 64 draw has thrown up one such scenario, as the Stade Athléthique Spinalien, better known as Epinal, host Ligue 1 Metz in a Lorraine derby. Epinal will be hoping to repeat their giant-killing heroics of two years ago,…

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Coupe de France Preview: Grenoble Foot 38 v Olympique de Marseille

Nothing like a cup tie between two league leaders to whet the appetite ahead of the Coupe de France’s round of 64 fixtures on the first weekend of the new year. CFA leaders Grenoble take on Ligue 1 surprise leaders Olympique de Marseille at the Stade des Alpes in what will promise to be an exciting, if not chilly fixture in the mountain region. Marcelo Bielsa may want to decide on sitting on something other…

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Coupe de France Preview: RC Lens v Olympique Lyonnais

In one of only a handful of all-Ligue 1 fixtures, Lens play host to Lyon. The match sees one of Ligue 1’s more unlucky teams up against arguably the most in-form team in the division. On paper this should be a fairly straightforward victory for the away team. It’s not been the return to Ligue 1 that Lens would have wanted so far this season. Faced with having to play their home games in Amiens…

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Coupe de France Preview: Nimes Olympique v AS Monaco

The last time Monaco went to le Stade de Costieres they came away with a late winner and promotion back to Ligue 1 following their two seasons’ purgatory in Ligue 2, to go with their large injection of cash. Ibrahima Touré’s 94th minute header was the only goal of the game that sent the 472 away Monaco fans wild. Monaco’s upward trajectory continued into last season with a second place finish and Champions League qualification…

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Coupe de France Preview: US Avranches v FC Lorient

Another potential Coupe de France shock could come on Saturday evening at Stade Rene Fenouillere where Championnat National side l’Union Sportive Avranches Mont Saint Michel welcome Ligue 1 outfit FC Lorient to Lower Normandy. The Manche-based home side made it into the round of 64 thanks to a 6-1 mauling of Jumeaux De M Zoisia, before seeing off US Matoury 1-0 on the road. Avranches are newcomers to the third tier this season, having earned…

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