Coupe de France 32emes: FC Sochaux v SC Amiens

CDF 2018

Sochaux versus Amiens doesn’t exactly scream “glamour tie” but there’s enough spice in this contest to make the away side a little squeamish. December wasn’t a kind month for Amiens as they lost all four of their league matches with their only solitary taste of victory coming in, oddly enough, a cup competition – the Coupe de la Ligue. Though […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Stade Rennais v PSG

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A repeat of last season’s Coupe de France match up, albeit a round earlier this time round, Rennes host runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG on Sunday evening. The two sides also squared up against each other at Roazhon Park in the penultimate league fixture before the winter break so are pretty well acquainted. In both of those fixtures the Parisian […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Sunday Part I

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Saint-Etienne vs Nimes Although on paper, Ligue 1 giants at home to a Ligue 2 club should point to a relatively comfortable home win, this tie has potential upset warning alarms ringing. With Saint-Etienne winless since mid-October and sitting in 16th place in the Ligue 1 table, they are only six places ahead of Nimes, who have emerged as serious […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : SC Hazebrouck v SM Caen

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This is SC Hazebrouck’s fourth crack at post-Christmas Coupe de France action, but it has been a while – their last effort was in 1983 when they were in the third division, and were knocked out by Lille. Now, they are in the sixth tier, but the augurs aren’t bad, as they have already got one giant-killing under their belt, […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : AS Yzeure v AS Monaco

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In one of the more obvious David vs Goliath clashes, the glitz, glamour and wealth of Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco side travel to central France to take on 4th tier AS Yzeure. AS Yzeure, or to give them their “commercial” name, Moulins-Yzeure Foot, a name which came about when neighbouring side AS Moulins liquidated in 2016 and a subsequent deal was […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : AS Nancy Lorraine v Olympique Lyonnais

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On the face of it Lyon’s Round of 64 clash in the Coupe de France against Nancy should see the visitors scamper away from the Stade Marcel Picot with a comfortable victory.  The Ligue 1 side are currently sitting pretty in third having reeled off four straight league wins going into the winter break. Nancy on the other hand are […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part III

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There are six matches happening in the Saturday early evening slot, including the all-minnow match-up of Canet Roussillon FC v Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize, and two Ligue 1 sides hoping not to slip up against lower opposition as Caen travel to SC Hazebrouck and Monaco to AS Yzeure. Elsewhere there are some matches that guarantee some smaller teams in the next round. Angouleme CFC […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : CA Pontarlier v Montpellier HSC

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CA Pontalier sit in third in National 3 Group E, but with three games in hand over the leading pair after a snow-affected run-in to the winter break, allowing them to focus on their match historique. After making it to the 8th round in five of the last seven seasons, they are in the 9th round of the cup for […]

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