Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 7


What a weekend of Ligue 2 action we have ahead of us: top-of-the-table Metz take on local rivals and third-place Nancy on Friday night, Dijon take on Le Havre, and Nimes and Niort do battle in an early six-point relegation battle. FC Metz v AS Nancy-Lorraine: Friday 19:00 – @jeremysmith98 A spicy affair at the best of times, this weekend’s Lorraine derby […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week Six


Domestic football is back and the top two in Ligue 2 are back in action on Friday night, while down the bottom, Nimes have a chance to take a chunk out of their points deduction against fellow red-zone-dwellers Ajaccio. Stade Lavallois v FC Metz – @IsMiseBrendan While much of the focus on Friday evening in France will be on Paris […]

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Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

Boucher CDLL

In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

Ligue 2 Journee 2

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 […]

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FC Metz: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Metz Preview

Coach: Jose Riga Stadium: Stade Saint-Symphorien Last Season: 19th in Ligue 1 DEFENCE At the moment, Metz have custodian issues. Johann Carrasso is technically still one of their players but has been told to find another club, the same with Anthony M’Fa. So that means either David Oberhauser or youngster Thomas Didillon will be starting in between the sticks. The former isn’t […]

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FC Metz v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 25


Playing in the Europa League will seem like a distant dream to Metz before Sunday’s game, but the competition could help them pick up vital points this weekend. Guingamp play Dynamo Kyiv this week, and Jocelyn Gourvennec’s team may inadvertently have one eye on Thursday as they travel to the Stade Saint-Symphorien. Albert Cartier’s team need something to go their […]

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FC Metz v Stade Brestois 29: Coupe de France Preview


Last season FC Metz were deservedly crowned Ligue 2 champions, winning the league by eleven points and losing just six games. However, the transition from Ligue 2 to football at France’s highest level hasn’t gone as smoothly as either Les Messins’ coach Albert Cartier or their supporters would have hoped at the beginning of the current league campaign. Cartier’s side are […]

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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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