Ligue 1 Betting: Week 4 – Nice v Marseille, Lille v Monaco, Lyon v Bordeaux

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Every weekend the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 3 – hint: it wasn’t very good. Bordeaux beat Nantes 1-0, so Andrew lost that one. Jez and Rich […]

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FFW Podcast: International Break – France v Belarus

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The FFW team discuss the recent international qualifier against Belarus. Although a disappointing 0-0 draw, there’s no reason to panic…yet. Plus, the fate of the very talented Under-21 side. Guingamp are the surprise league leaders, plus Mario Balotelli could make his Ligue 1 debut v Marseille. The podcast is available on… SOUNDCLOUD SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES LINK Subscribe, share, comment. Let […]

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FC Metz Need to Cohade or Go Home

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As promotion celebrations go, you’d be hard-pushed to find more muted: Metz had secured the final promotion slot to return to Ligue 1, but only after a disastrous night during which Le Havre overhauled a three point and six goal deficit, beating Bourg-en-Bresse 5-0, leaving Metz hanging on to a flattering 1-0 loss at Lens. Philippe Hischberger’s men were going […]

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Adama Diakhaby: Replacing the Irreplaceable at Rennes

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I’ve been asked a couple of times this summer who the next Ousmane Dembele might be. To answer that is very difficult as it’s easy to forget that the former flying Rennes forward has only been playing professional football for ten months. Unearthing an heir apparent after that short a space of time would take some doing! Benefitting from one […]

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FFW Podcast: Journée 3 – Transfer Deadline Day

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Join the FFW podcast team as they guide you through the transfer deadline deals for players coming to France and the players signed by English clubs. They talk about Mario Balotelli, Didier N’Dong, Sofiane Boufal, Benjamin Pavard, Romain Saiss…and more. France play Italy and Belarus this week, so we squeeze that in at the end. Podcast is available on… SOUNDCLOUD […]

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Cautious Optimism in the New Chapter of Marseille’s History

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It happened. And this time, it was not a hoax. Olympique de Marseille, following years of stagnation & frustration, is set to embark on a new chapter in the club’s history. After 20 years under the ownership of the Louis-Dreyfus family, the club is set to change hands, coming under the direction of a consortium led by American businessman Frank […]

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Ligue 1 Betting Preview: Week 3

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Every weekend the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Before we get into this week’s bets, let’s recap Week 2. Rennes beat Nancy 2-0, so Phil missed out there. Andrew was saved by Florian Thuavin’s second half […]

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Preview : Saint-Etienne v Beitar Jerusalem – Europa League Qualifying

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Saint-Etienne are in a strong position going into the second leg of the play-off as they welcome Beitar Jerusalem to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. After conceding inside ten minutes in the first leg, goals from Fabien Lemoine and Florentin Pogba put them ahead by half-time, and that was how it stayed. It was a slightly shaky start for Les Verts as […]

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