Friday Ligue 1 & 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Chateauroux – Auxerre

Neither team is affected by absentees much. The hosts still have midfielder Ludovic Guerriero injured, whilst striker Kevin Dupuis is suspended but apart from these losses they are at full strength. Auxerre have of course lost star attacker PG Ntep to Rennes and this is a massive blow. He has virtually been their whole offence this year so some other players are going to have to step up. AJA have no new injuries to contend with though and their squad is generally in good condition. New loanee from Rennes Zana Allee isn’t registered in time for this match. Continue reading

Wednesday Night Ligue 1 Marseille – Valenciennes Preview

Marseille – Valenciennes

OM welcome back defender Nicolas Nkoulou for this game. He was injured for the Monaco clash on Sunday and should start. He’s going to have to because Souley Diawara was god damn awful in that fixture and I just don’t see how Jose Anigo can have him in the XI tonight. On the right hand side of defence, Rod Fanni will also be playing. New signing from Evian Brice Dja Djedje isn’t officially confirmed yet and Kassim Abdallah has transferred out already. Continue reading

Monday Night Ligue 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Angers – Dijon

The hosts don’t really have anyone important out here. Dijon on the other hand do have issues in defence and midfield. The CB duo of Varrault (inj) and Diallo (susp) are both missing whilst a bit further up DMIDs Baradji and Mulumbu are also ruled out. DFCO do have some reasonable depth in these areas, but they will of course be downgraded. A similar number of players were also out against Lens last week and they coped ok, but the backline did look fairly vulnerable at times. Continue reading

Sunday Ligue 1 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Bordeaux – St Etienne

The hosts have massive issues in attack. They have a number of key offensive players missing, including Diabate, Obraniak, Jussie and Hoarau. I’m not quite sure how they are going to score goals with just the likes of Henri Saivet and Diego Rolan in the team. Right back/winger Julien Faubert is also ruled out here and another problem Bordeaux are going to encounter is fatigue. Continue reading

Friday Ligue 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Arles – Metz

The hosts welcome back key defender Sebastien Cantini, but he might not be fit enough to start. Steven Fortes has been doing a decent job on the right hand side of defence so could keep his place, it’ll be touch and go if Cantini is risked. Arles have midfielder Julien Cardy suspended which creates a problem because they lack defensive minded midfielders in their Continue reading

Monaco – Marseille Early Pick

For my followers. An early bet here for the Monaco – Marseille match to be played this Sunday at 21:00 cet

Only a brief explanation, but Marseille +0.75  5/10 is an official bet of mine based on the news that Falcao will likely be injured for this match. I was strongly considering them anyway, but with the Columbian now likely ruled out their price will just crash big time. So I might as well get on early now before the bookies fully react