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 […]

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Paris Saint-Germain v Rennes: Preview – Week 23


The vision of Julien Feret steaming past Edson Mexer on Sunday will probably have woken Philippe Montanier in a cold sweat a few times this week. The prospect of taking on Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes after shipping four at home against relegation candidates Caen, will be a huge cause for concern – as will losing four of […]

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Preview: Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain


Paris Saint-Germain reached the semi-final of the Coupe de la Ligue after beating Saint-Etienne 1-0 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. On Sunday evening, Les Verts have the perfect opportunity to extract revenge from their Parisian rivals, leap-frogging them up into third in the progress. It is going to be difficult for the home side, a host of injuries and players away […]

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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 […]

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


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


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


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


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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