Ligue 1 Preview and Predictions: Week Four

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The season is starting to take shape. Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon have discovered their Champions League opponents and Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Monaco and Marseille await their Europa League fate. Adding extra competitions to the mix will ask questions of those clubs’ ability to finish high up the table, giving the other Ligue 1 wannabes a chance at making a charge. by […]

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EUROUNDUP: All Aboard the Europa League Train

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As feared, Monaco will be a Europa League team this season, despite a sterling effort at Stade Louis II on Tuesday. The home side won the C1 play-off second leg 2-1 after goals from Andrea Raggi (again) and Elderson after Valencia’s Alvaro Negredo had twisted the knife with an early opener. However ASM could not get the crucial third goal, […]

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Ligue 2: Preview and Betting Tips – Week Five

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Before the first international break of the season, we have some top Ligue 2 games this weekend. Second plays third and league leaders Metz face a tough test against former Ligue 1 side Evian. Down at the bottom, Auxerre in 18th face a tough relegation-type battle against Nimes.   Clermont Foot v AS Nancy: Friday 19:00 – @rich_allen85 Two of […]

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Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

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In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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Preview: AS Monaco v Valencia CF – Champions League

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Although there have only been three weekends of league action, this has the appearance of being one of the biggest spells in AS Monaco’s season. On Tuesday night they host Valencia at the Stade Louis II – trying to peg back a 3-1 first-leg defeat – then Paris Saint-Germain come to town, asking questions of Monaco’s ability to challenge them at […]

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Palmieri Inspires Bastia and Marseille Hit Troyes for Six

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Round three of the Ligue 1 season, and Paris Saint-Germain are top with three wins out of three thanks to a Blaise Matuidi goal. We know, we’re as surprised as you are. Despite their poor start to the season, Montpellier gave a good account of themselves and forced Kevin Trapp into making a great save. Quick note for PSG fans […]

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EUROUNDUP: Monaco Look Set for Busy Thursday Nights

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European qualifying! And it’s already shaping up to be good for those of us with not much on on Thursday evenings… First, Monaco were in action in the Champions League play-offs, in a heavyweight match-up against Valencia. They were denied a clear penalty at 2-1, and then conceded what could be the killer blow as Feghouli scored the third in the […]

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