Saint Etienne vs Rennes
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint Etienne
Saturday, 26-09-2020 @6pm
This game will be sure to be an interesting spectacle as two teams near the top in Ligue 1 lock horns.
Saint Etienne and Rennes are still unbeaten, both have won 3 games and drawn 1 to have 10 points each and currently sit in 1st and 2nd place respectively. So this will be very exciting to witness this match on late Saturday afternoon.
Saint Etienne dropped their first points of the season away to Nantes last weekend when the game ended 2-2 but at home they have a 100% record where they have already beaten Strasbourg and Lorient.
Rennes would go top of the league with a win so they have all the motivation they could ever need. They come into this game having won their last 3 in a row and their last game ended in a 2-1 victory over Monaco, which was a very impressive result.
On the road Rennes have beaten Nimes and drawn against Lille. They have already scored 5 goals away from home.
Last season this league fixture ended 1-1. Rennes have not won at Saint Etienne since 2011. Six of the last 10 Ligue 1 meetings between the clubs have ended in a draw. 5 of the last six matches have seen both teams to score.
Marseille vs Metz
Stade Orange Velodrome, Marseille
Saturday, 26-09-2020 @10pm
Marseille have won seven of their last 12 home league games. Metz won only three of their 14 away league games last season, scoring just nine times. Metz have lost three of their last four Ligue 1 games 1-0 and have failed to score in three of their last six meetings with Marseille.
Marseille were 6-3 winners at home to Metz in this corresponding fixture last season, but punters hoping for another entertaining encounter may want to look elsewhere.
Despite scoring three times in defeat here last season, Metz managed just six goals across their remaining 13 away league games and their lack of attacking prowess may cost them dearly this term too.
Metz were 2-1 winners at home to Reims last time out but prior to that had lost their opening three games 1-0 to Monaco, Lille and PSG.
The visitors have also failed to score in three of their last six meetings with Marseille, so backing the hosts to prevail with a clean sheet makes plenty of appeal.
Marseille have won seven of their last 12 home league games and although they were held to a 1-1 draw by Lille last time out, this looks easier and prior to that they had shown their mettle with a surprise 1-0 victory at PSG.
Ligue One fixtures on Sunday
-Bordeaux vs Nice @2pm
-Angers vs Brest @4pm
-Dijon vs Montpellier @4pm
-Monaco vs Strasbourg @4pm
-Nimes vs Lens @4pm
-Lorient vs Lyon @6pm
-Reims vs PSG @10pm
Result on Friday
-Lille 2-0 Nantes