Ligue 1 Week 27 – Brief thoughts & picks

I’m away until Sunday so will not be producing any in-detail picks for Ligue 1. But I’ve listed some predictions and brief thoughts below along with a couple of picks.

Evian 1-1 Nantes – Evian will probably hold the lead at some stage in this match and blow it….lay them when they get ahead. Continue reading


Friday Ligue 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Angers – Troyes

Angers have a total of 10 players ruled out of this match, about half of these guys are important first team regulars too. The main problem is at the back where GK Malicki is ruled out, along with fullbacks Bouka Moutou, Manceau , plus CB Thomas is suspended. Add in the fact that a couple of holding midfielders are ruled out too Continue reading

Saturday Ligue 1 & 2 Previews (early games)

Metz – Clermont

Team news is favourable for Metz. They do have a few guys out injured, but nobody of substantial importance. The XI that takes to the field today will be their strongest possible team. Clermont on the other hand have a couple of new players added to their infirmary. Key right back Anthony Lippini is out for the season with an ACL injury, striker Gregory Bettiol is out of this match Continue reading

Friday Ligue 1 & 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Tours – Dijon

For the hosts, they miss key winger Kouakou who isn’t included in the squad because of disciplinary reasons. Tours don’t have an other real absentees and welcome back important playmaker Bryan Bergougnoux who has been sorely missed in recent weeks. Dijon have had injury problems of late, especially in midfield but are in much better conditi Continue reading

Sunday Ligue 1 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Lyon – Ajaccio

I’m not betting on this match but my gut feeling is that Lyon will cover the handicap. They are usually pretty good in these early fixtures and should be able to put away Ajaccio. However, the islanders have shown an upturn of form recently and tend to perform alright away from home against big teams. They could park the bus and make life difficult for OL. The -1.5 line doesn’t really offer much value so I’ll swerve it.

Prediction: Lyon 2-0 Ajaccio Continue reading