Nice v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33

HBA v Dembele

Sunday afternoon sees a very promising match as Nice in sixth on 50 points welcome Rennes in fourth on 51. Both teams are high-scoring, but not particularly defensively solid, so the prospects are good for there to be goals in this. When they met in the first half of the season, Nice were on a highly enjoyable run of form that had […]

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Toulouse v Bastia: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33


Whisper it but Toulouse are giving themselves a chance at making an almost unforeseen escape from relegation. It was only a few weeks ago that many, including this writer, were condemning Toulouse to the drop. To their credit, since the arrival of Pascal Dupraz, new life seems to have been injected into the side. A draw away to Marseille was […]

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AJ Auxerre v FC Metz: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 33

Metz Auxerre

Auxerre had a great 2-0 win against Red Star a few weeks ago away from home which looked to have moved them back into the promotion race. However, back to back defeats to Bourg-en-Bresse and RC Lens appears to have ended any lingering hopes of a top three finish. The Burgundy outfit are nine points adrift of that spot now […]

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Montpellier v Lyon: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33


This weekend’s fixtures open with a match between Montpellier and Lyon at the Stade de la Mosson. It’s a capital match for both teams for differing reasons and has the added attraction that they both welcome back returning heroes. Montpellier have been battling around the bottom quarter of the table all season and – despite only three defeats in 10 matches […]

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Dijon v AS Nancy: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 32


Les Rouges have battled with Nancy for supremacy in Ligue 2 this season and it’s a toss up who is the better side. Dijon have only lost one of their last 17 games and the lone defeat actually came in their previous home game, losing 1-0 to Nimes. They played some great stuff during that unbeaten run but recently their […]

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Monaco v Bordeaux: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 32


Leonardo Jardim must hate the international calendar, one thing he would not have wanted was a disruption after his team valiantly defeated Paris Saint-Germain 10 days ago at the Parc des Princes. On Friday night, they take on a Girondins de Bordeaux side that would have been desperate of any type of break, just something to slow down their slump. […]

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Creteil v Clermont: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 32


Creteil have finally won a game. After enduring an unprecedented run, seeing them winless since the 23rd of October, Creteil ended the long wait before the international break with an impressive victory away at a revived Nimes side. It was Les Crocs first home defeat since November. Second half goals from their most effective players Mollet, Andriatsima and Dabo got […]

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Le Havre v Laval: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 32


Prior to the international break, Le Havre beat Tours 2-0. It was more of a workmanlike performance, but they got the job done and that’s all that matters at this stage of the season. HAC have generally been playing well in the last couple of months, and the only blotch was a surprising 0-1 loss at Sochaux, in what was […]

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