Saturday Ligue 1 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

PSG – Bordeaux

It’s never usually a good idea to back PSG after they’ve played in Europe. They can often be flat, lifeless and just ‘not up for it’ Besides, PSG have actually been poor of late anyway and just not been playing very well. They are unbeaten in the ligue but the pressure is certainly on Laurent Blanc domestically. It doesn’t help matters that they miss Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic today either. They could lack a cutting edge upfront and Bordeaux are the sort of side who thrive in these sort of circumstances. The visitors themselves haven’t been tha Continue reading

Friday Ligue 1 & 2 Pre Match Analysis + Picks

Ajaccio – Valenciennes

The first official Ligue 2 sacking of the season was made last weekend when Ajaccio relinquished the services of Christian Bracconi, who only won 5 of his 37 ligue games in charge. Whilst that statistic was horrific, I don’t feel Bracconi was ‘that bad’ and this season he’s been the victim of unrealistically high expectations. Ajaccio don’t really have the squad to compete for promotion though so I’d argue that Bracconi’s sacking was harsh. Nevertheless, a fresh new approach might help them pick up some good results in b Continue reading

Friday Ligue 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Auxerre – Nancy

This is a tough one to call between a couple of good teams. Both have proven hard to beat and it’s difficult to know who to give the edge to tonight. Auxerre keep missing players to injury which is hampering their cause, especially in the final third of the field. Nancy on the other hand miss key man at the back, Joel Sami to suspension. I just think overall a tight matc Continue reading