Ligue 1: Week 13 Preview + Predictions


There has been more talk off the field that on it this week. Everyone loves a scandal, but here at FFW we prefer to stick to the football. Angers kick off proceedings with a tough test against Rennes, Caen will hope to stop the slide at home to Guingamp and then we end things with the last ever derby at […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week 10

Monaco Rennes

We’re back! Another international break is over, now clubs can get back to picking up some momentum in the league race. Friday’s clash in Monaco is huge for both sides as they will be hoping to push up the table in the next weeks. PSG look to exorcise the ghosts of last season and exact revenge on Bastia, and clubs […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 7


The first mid-week set of fixtures this season sees Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table take on in-form Guingamp. Angers and Reims do battle in the top six, Rennes take their quick start to Corsica and both Lille and Nantes get an extra few days off because of the Eurobasket at Stade Pierre Mauroy.   SCO Angers v […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 6


It is always interesting to see how the teams playing in Europe will cope with the added strain when they return to league action. Six teams will try to find that balance this weekend, with four games on Sunday – including the mouth-watering Olympico! Stade Rennais v Lille OSC: Friday 19:30 – @psharland55 On Friday night Rennes face Lille and this […]

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Stade de Reims Impress but the Champagne is on Ice


There are perhaps only two reasons to visit the city of Reims. First you have to make sure you visit the beautiful Notre-Dame de Reims, and then find a bar and indulge in a glass (or two) of Champagne. Since regaining promotion to Ligue 1 in 2012, the football team has been far from enticing. Stade de Reims have been flat […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Two


The new season is underway, and the first weekend may have been more sparklers than fireworks, but it did show that Ligue 1 will be as unpredictable as always. Games are as hard to call as always, and it will take a few weeks until we see any patterns emerging. This weekend’s games see Lyon and Marseille face tough away tests […]

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Olympique de Marseille v Stade de Reims: Preview


Stade de Reims are in a very rare group – they are one of the few clubs that Olympique de Marseille has actually beaten away from home this season. This does not bode well for Jean-Luc Vasseur and his team as they travel to the Stade Velodrome for Friday night’s fixture. Marcelo Bielsa’s team were at their imperious best when these sides […]

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Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex


Before the season is out there will be many games in Ligue 1 deemed “must wins” for sides up and down the table, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between Rennes and Marseille brings up a clash where neither side can really afford to go away without any points. There is a gaping hole somewhere in Philippe Montanier’s sinking ship, and unless […]

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