Ligue 2: Preview and Betting Tips – Week Five

Ligue 2: Preview and Betting Tips – Week Five

Before the first international break of the season, we have some top Ligue 2 games this weekend. Second plays third and league leaders Metz face a tough test against former Ligue 1 side Evian. Down at the bottom, Auxerre in 18th face a tough relegation-type battle against Nimes.   Clermont Foot v AS Nancy: Friday 19:00 – @rich_allen85 Two of the division’s most in form teams meet on Friday evening as Clermont host Nancy. The…

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

After Steve Wyss’s excellent team-by-team guides to kick off the new season in Ligue 2, FFW’s coverage of the second tier will continue with a weekly preview, as one of our experts picks out three stand-out games each week. 2eme Journée – Brendan MacFarlane Sochaux v Metz: Friday 19:00 The pick of the second weekend of Ligue 2’s fixtures sees two of the championship’s promotion favourites clash, as relegated Metz travel to the Stade Auguste-Bonal…

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Valenciennes FC: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Valenciennes FC: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Coach: David le Frapper Stadium: Stade du Hainaut Last Season: 16th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE The GK spot was an issue for VA last season but they’ve rectified that by signing Damien Perquis from Caen. Truth be told, Perquis could be a ligue 1 keeper but Remi Vercoutre denied him that chance at Caen. It’s surprising he’s made the move back down to L2 level and he’ll be one of the best in the division. The defence…

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Who is Angelo Fulgini? France U19 Catching Man United’s Eye

Who is Angelo Fulgini? France U19 Catching Man United’s Eye

Dijon’s Stade Gaston-Gérard is a familiar backdrop for matches in Ligue 2, but the 16,000-seater stadium feels a million miles away from the glitz and glamour of the stadia of Europe’s elite clubs. However, last night’s one-all draw between Olivier Dall’Oglio’s home side and their visitors Valenciennes saw the arrival of a player to the ground who is attracting attention from some of Europe’s biggest names. His name is Angelo Fulgini – and according to…

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Valenciennes’ Dayot Upamecano Isn’t Joining Manchester United

Valenciennes’ Dayot Upamecano Isn’t Joining Manchester United

Reports emerged on Transfer Deadline Day that Manchester United had agreed the signing of Valenciennes’ young 16-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano. However, with two days having passed since the window closed there seemed to have been a lack of infromation coming from both clubs. Today, local newspaper La Voix du Nord is reporting that Upamecano is still a Valenciennes player and that the original deal was off. While the French club had agreed with compensation of  €450,000 with…

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AS Yzeure v Valenciennes – Preview

One of the last round’s party-poopers turn underdogs this time round, as AS Yzeure host Valenciennes in the Round of 32. Valenciennes’ name came out of the proverbial hat first but, due to the two-division gap between the teams, the match will be played at Yzeure’s Stade de Belleville. It is fair to say that the auvergnat team were not overly excited with the draw that fate picked out for them: “We’re pleased to play…

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Coupe de France Preview: Valenciennes v OGC Nice

After a troublesome summer during which Valenciennes’ financial situation found them briefly facing the very real possibility of dropping into the CFA and thus losing their professional status, it must have been a relief to the club to start the season in Ligue 2. Relief quickly turned to horror, however, when they went out of the Coupe de la Ligue with barely a whimper and, by the end of Week 7, were rock bottom of…

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to be Troyes. Arguably, the club managed by Jean Marc Furlan have the strongest looking squad…

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