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

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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

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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

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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

Clermont

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

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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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Marseille v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview: Week 31

Rennes OM

Friday night, under the bright lights of the Stade Velodrome. It should be a celebration, 70,000 Marseillais packed into the brand new stadium to watch their club take on Stade Rennais…sadly, what we are going to get instead is around 35,000 die-hard fans, hoping, praying and begging their club to put in a performance and hopefully end their terrible run […]

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Episode 168: What Would Zlatan Do?

Episode 168

Welcome to the FFW Podcast! Rich is back for this week’s podcast and the team discuss Paris Saint-Germain’s title victory and the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After the predictable 9-0 win over Troyes, the quality of Ligue 1 was questioned but that was blown away by Rennes and Lyon’s excellent 2-2 draw. Young stars, Ousmane Dembélé and Maxwel Cornet were […]

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