Did the first episode of our predictions turn your head? Then you are not ready to see what awaits you here. Five clubs are on the program: Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and above all, the Football Club of Lorient.
Ligue 1 will once again disrupt the programming of all your weekends in the next few days. It’s over the little rooftop party and nightclub outings. Now, from Friday to Sunday, you will taste unfair and incomprehensible refereeing decisions, as well as carotid tackles. Here is the second part of the famous FFL predictions for the coming season.
We are not going to lie to each other, RC Lens is one of the clubs with which we do not share any value on the field. An attacking game, a mad burst of energy, the support of the public even in defeat. In short, everything that we do not endorse, united in one and the same club. Apart from the refreshment bar and the chip shop, of course.
Since their rise in 2020, the Sang et Or have twice finished in 7th place. Rarely has the expression “never two without three” frightened us so much. If a last hope could hover before the start of this new season, it has been ratified forever since the shameful victory against Inter Milan in a warm-up match. Second of the last Italian championship please. Do you feel the odiously successful season of the Lensois?
FFL prognostic : Without a doubt, the Artésiens will once again defeat the majority of the teams in the championship. Deep down inside, we know that qualifying for the European Cup is within reach. But at the FFL, we like the series. So we will rather bet on a new 7th place in the final classification.
The man to follow : Frank Haise. Who else but the wizard himself? Since his arrival at the head of the first team, the players have been transformed. If he were Argentinian or Spanish, there is no doubt that he would already drive the biggest cars in Europe. So out of pity, make Franck obtain his denaturalization. La Liguain suffers too much from his tactical genius.
Chance of the alphabet, LOSC follows RC Lens. A fiery derby, both on the lawn and in alphabetical order. Champion of France in 2021, LOSC had the opportunity last season to achieve a resounding double. But fortunately, the Mastiffs have focused on another championship reserved for the elite: the soft belly.
Torn between the specialists in the field, namely the Brestois, Rémois, Montpellier and Angevins, the Lille residents held on. And knew how to stay mentally strong to win this majestic trophy. 48 goals scored, 48 conceded, no club could compete to finish 10th in Ligue 1. By successively winning the championship and the soft belly title the following season, LOSC invented a whole new concept: the seesaw double.
With the departures of Botman and Celik, the Lille defense took a big hit. But there is no doubt that the main absentee this season will be Hatem Ben Arfa. After an anthological 2021-2022 exercise, Lille supporters will find it difficult to forget Ben Arfa’s countless flashes of genius.
FFL prognostic : After a season carried by an inspired Jocelyn Gourvennec, it will be complicated to carry out such an exercise. But the potential of the Mastiffs should not be underestimated either. A new soft belly title could be right up their alley.
The man to follow : Paolo Fonseca. The new mentor of LOSC will have an arduous task this season: to make people forget the late Jocelyn. After two complicated exercises at AS Roma, Paulo preferred to take a sabbatical year last season. Unless he decides to extend it this year in the north of France.
Like RC Lens, the Merlus moved up to Ligue 1 in 2020. And like the Lensois, they finished twice in the same place. However, no 7th position for them, but 16th each time. If they maintained themselves for only two points the first year, they inflated their mattress to four the following season. While scoring six units less. The magic of Liguain and nothing else.
However, in 2022, FC Lorient is doing much better than PSG, Barça, Chelsea and Manchester City in one area in particular. And not least.
0 goals against Lorient this year Benzema for info
– Fed 🇫🇷 of the Lose (@FFLose) April 6, 2022
FFL prognostic : If the Hakes continue the same series, they should escape the threat of the four descents. But our little finger tells us that the men of Régis Le Bris have a good chance of facing Niort and Quevilly next season.
The man to follow : Terem Moffi. Author of only 8 league goals last season, the Nigerian striker has yet scored almost a quarter of his team’s goals. This is the advantage of playing for the club with the worst attack in the league.
Since the end of last season, OL have undergone an extreme facelift: a new owner and the return of club legends Lacazette and Tolisso. But what does not change in Lyon is the love of the crisis. So much so that Peter Bosz’s players didn’t even wait for the first official game to get slapped. In the space of just one week, Anderlecht (3-0) and Willem II (5-0) have enabled Lyon to prepare for the next championship in the best possible way.
Facing the Dutch, who, by the way, have just been relegated to the second division, Julian Pollersbeck achieved a hell of a number. Two soft hands and a clearance blocked in his goals. We have reached a point where Anthony Lopes no longer even needs to train to keep his starting position.
– Fed 🇫🇷 of the Lose (@FFLose) July 23, 2022
FFL prognostic : With only one match to play per week, Lyon have put all the chances on their side to finally grab the top 3 and qualify for the Champions League. But we must not forget how talented OL are at scuttling themselves. One thing is certain, the friend from Saint-Etienne will no longer be at hand to let off steam if the season goes down in smoke.
The man to follow : Alexandre Lacazette. How not to mention the return of the General to Les Gones? The man with 129 goals in the OL jersey is going to take a crazy gamble this season: to score more goals in the field than penalties. Yeah, we know, but it had to happen at some point this valve.
Lacazette, Tolisso, Benzema who will be the Golden Ball. Take advantage of your joy friends of Lyon, you know very well that this heap of happiness is often followed by a difficult period.
– Fed 🇫🇷 of the Lose (@FFLose) July 1, 2022
If the Lens – Lille sequence was delicious, the one between the two Olympics sends shivers down our spines. Because if in Lyon the situation is slightly unstable, in Marseille we can speak of a mess to remain polite. If the departure of Sampaoli caused a first uneasiness among Marseille supporters, the arrival of Tudor gave them a second cool kiss effect in the back of their heads.
The preparation matches had started badly, with in particular the victory against the immense Marignane Gignac (4-1), better known for its airport than for its football club. Then the machine finally got going; defeats against Norwich (3-0), Middlesbrough (2-0) and AC Milan (2-0). Own.
Enough to make OM supporters regret OM’s participation in the Champions League.
Do you feel these legendary OM evenings this year in the Champions League?
– Fed 🇫🇷 of the Lose (@FFLose) July 31, 2022
Frankly Tudor in Marseille, we have rarely seen supporters so upset when the coach’s first official match was not played.
– Fed 🇫🇷 of the Lose (@FFLose) July 31, 2022
FFL prognostic : Given that OM will only have one game to play per week from December, it could be that the Phocaeans hang on to a new qualification for the Champions League next season. For the exact same scenario.
The man to follow : It looked like Tudor, but not sure he was there on the second day. So we will look to Luis Suárez. South American, scorer passed by England, and evolved in Spain. On paper, the resemblance is striking. On the ground, there will certainly be two or three notable differences. But one thing is certain, the joke will last all season. At least.