Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Three

Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Three

Normal service has already resumed, and it’s only the second week. Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Gazelec Ajaccio on Sunday night saw Laurent Blanc’s side take top spot; the other teams are now playing catch-up. by @Gibney_A Montpellier v PSG: Friday 19:30 The Parisians travel south on Friday night for what is usually a tough test at the Stade de la Mosson, but they arrive taking on a Montpellier side that start the weekend rock…

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Forget Wigan: What Andy Delort Did Next

Forget Wigan: What Andy Delort Did Next

In September 2014  one of French football’s longest sagas drew to a close. After a sensational season with Tours FC, Ligue 2’s second top scorer of the 2013/14 season crossed the channel to sign for a new club. The man in question, Andy Delort, signed for Wigan Athletic, and his move to England saw comparisons drawn between him and another former Tourangeau striker, Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud. With the club reportedly having beaten Championship rivals and Ligue 1…

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Paris Saint-Germain v SM Caen + Ligue 1 Multiplex

Paris Saint-Germain v SM Caen + Ligue 1 Multiplex

Paris Saint-Germain host SM Caen at the Parc des Princes on Saturday afternoon as two of Ligue 1’s form teams do battle at different ends of the league table. Both sides could really do with the three points for varying reasons at different ends of the spectrum. PSG’s 1-1 draw with Lyon last Sunday kept them in the title race, joint on points with Marseille in second, but still two points behind the league leaders….

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

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 he can find it, their hopes of playing in Europe next season are going to…

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SM Caen v Saint-Étienne: Preview – Week 23

SM Caen v Saint-Étienne: Preview – Week 23

Patrice Garande has enjoyed a positive week. The 4-1 win over Rennes was as spectacular as it was unexpected. No matter how bad Rennes’ form has been, no one predicted that outcome. When you have your centre-back curling shots into the top corner with the outside of his boot, you know something is going well. The Normandy club have also made some transfer moves this week. Emiliano Sala comes in from Bordeaux, looking for a…

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Bordeaux Striker Set For Loan Move to SM Caen

Bordeaux Striker Set For Loan Move to SM Caen

SM Caen should be close to adding another forward to their attack in the next few days, as Girondins de Bordeaux’s stirker Argentine Emiliano Sala looks set to join Patrice Garande’s side.  The 24-year-old had been linked with a move to SC Bastia, but L’Équipe have reported tonight that he is close to signing a loan deal with their Ligue 1 rivals. Sala had an impressive loan spell last season in Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais,…

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Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

Although Rennes sit 10 places and 12 points above Caen in the Ligue 1 table, you would have to say that the bottom placed club are actually the form team going into Sunday afternoon’s game. The Breton side has only won once in the last six league games and hasn’t won any of their last three games at the Stade de la Route de Lorient. Caen has picked up four points in their last three…

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Coupe de France Preview: SM Caen v Dijon FCO

This is a Ligue 1 vs Ligue 2 clash, but in reality only two places separate the teams. Caen are rock bottom of L1, whilst Dijon are nicely situated just behind Troyes at the summit of L2. It would therefore be understandable if both sides took their eye off the ball a bit in this fixture because league matters seem to be far more important. For Caen, it’s been a very frustrating season because many…

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