Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

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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 […]

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Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

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If Olympique Lyonnais go on to lift the Ligue 1 title this season, Jean-Michel Aulas should definitely send FC Metz a thank you card and a bouquet of flowers for the part the Lorraine club played. Albert Cartier’s side put Les Gones to the sword in Week 4, coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. Since that day, […]

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Preview: Lille OSC v AS Monaco + Ligue 1 Saturday

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Earlier in the season, the last meeting between these two was played out in the shadows of Radamel Falcao arranging his move to Manchester United in the stands. Both teams have changed significantly since the end of August and it sets up a very intriguing clash at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. The home side sit in 12th, but their form […]

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Preview: OGC Nice v Olympique de Marseille

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Marseille will travel the 200km of beach coastline on Friday night as they take on OGC Nice at the Allianz Riviera in Derby du Sud. OM Coach Marcelo Bielsa is without some key defenders as they look to keep pace with Olympique Lyonnais at the top of Ligue 1. Nice will be no walkovers, with Les Aiglons coming back from one-goal […]

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Girondins de Bordeaux v OGC Nice: Preview – Week 21

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Les Girondins return to the Stade Chaban Delmas on Friday night trying to stem the tide of what has become a difficult time for Willy Sagnol’s men. In the last six games, Bordeaux have only won twice, both coming at their home ground. Nice, who currently sit 12th in the league, are only five points above the dreaded drop-zone, but […]

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Lyon v Toulouse FC: Week 20 Preview

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Hubert Fournier couldn’t have asked for a better start to the second half of the Ligue 1 season…and that’s before Lyon have even kicked a ball. Progression in the Coupe de France was expected, but now, with the slip ups from Marseille on Friday and Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Bastia on Saturday, Lyon can go top of Ligue 1 with […]

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SC Bastia v Paris Saint-Germain – Week 20 Preview

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Although they started 2015 in third place, Paris Saint-Germain could go top of Ligue 1 on Saturday afternoon with a win at the Stade Armand-Cesari. Marseille slip in Montpellier means that Laurent Blanc’s side start Saturday’s game only three points short of l’OM, but they will need to show their own change in attitude if they want to beat Ghislain […]

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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 […]

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