Montpellier vs Nimes
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @2pm
Montpellier have started well in the league and they will believe they can continue this trend when they take on Nimes at home.
Montpellier come into this game in 3rd place and are currently on a 4 game unbeaten run, although their last match did end in a 2-2 draw away to Dijon, this was a game they were expected to win.
Still the club are in a good position and are just three points from the top of the league.
Nimes have had it worse with just 1 win this season so far and a run of 4 games without a win. They have drawn their last two matches though against Lens and more impressively away to Lyon.
A win could move the club up 3-4 places depending on other results but they will be the rank outsiders here. Plus their only win of the season has come at home.
Last season Montpellier won this fixture 1-0. The clubs have only met each other five times in the last 12 years with Nimes managing just 1 win which was at home and that was back in 2009. The last time the clubs played at Stade de la Mosson there was a flurry of cards with a total of seven shown.
Bordeaux vs Dijon
Stade Matmut-Atlantique, Bordeaux
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @4pm
Form wise both Bordeaux and Dijon deserve each other as both is poor although Bordeaux will fancy their chances to get the win here being at home and having one or two players that can make the difference when the clubs meet up on Sunday afternoon.
Bordeaux have not been playing the best football which was highlighted in their last game which ended 0-0 against Nice.
A valid point but the club don’t seem to be either good or bad, much like last season.
Their sole win was against Angers and they have no victories for the last three matches.
Dijon are bottom of the league with just 1 point, after 4 defeats and one draw. At least for them the draw came in their last game a good battling 2-2 one against in form Montpellier. This should give the club a boost ahead of this match but it still looks like a tricky one for a team who have already conceded 10 goals.
Brest vs Monaco
Stade Francis Le-Ble, Brest
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @4pm
Brest are set to host AS Monaco at the Stade Francis-Le Ble on Sunday in their next Ligue 1 fixture.
Brest come into this game following a 3-2 loss to Angers last Sunday at the Stade Raymond Kopa. Goals from Senegal international Sada Thioub, defender and captain Ismael Traore and midfielder Angelo Fulgini secured the win for Stephane Moulin’s side.
Former Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie and forward Gaetan Charbonnier scored the consolation goals for Brest.
AS Monaco, on the other hand, beat Strasbourg 3-2 last Sunday at the Stade Louis II. A brace from France international Wissam Ben Yedder and a Ruben Aguilar goal sealed the deal for AS Monaco, who had midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni and centre-back Axel Disasi sent off in the second half.
Mehdi Chahiri and a penalty from forward Ludovic Ajorque proved to be scant consolation for Strasbourg.
In four previous encounters between the two sides, the record is exactly even. AS Monaco have won two games and lost two.
Metz vs Loreint
Stade Saint-Symphorien, Metz
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @4pm
These are two teams more accustomed to meeting in Ligue 2 so this should be a special occasion on Sunday afternoon.
Metz come into this game in 17th place and it is evident they began the season poorly. But we have to focus on now and in the last two games the club has significantly improved.
Metz beat Reims to record their first victory of the season and followed that result up with an excellent draw away to Marseille with that game finishing 1-1.
Lorient are in 16th place and share the same points as Metz with 4. The club has started on a positive note but recent weeks have caught up with them. Lorient have no wins in their last 4 matches.
The only light at the end of the tunnel is that a 3 game losing streak was ended last weekend as they drew 1-1 at home with Lyon. Both clubs have the opportunity to improve their league placings by 4-5 positions with a win.
Strasbourg vs Lille
Stade de la Maineu, Strasbourg
Sundy, 04-10-2020 @4pm
This Sunday sees a big game in France’s Ligue 1, as high-flying Lille visit struggling Strasbourg at the Stade de la Meinau.
Strasbourg have only won one game thus far into the 2020-21 campaign, and are currently in the drop zone. They are unlikely to pick up any points against Lille, who are unbeaten and sit in second place.
Last season saw Lille defeat Strasbourg on two occasions, winning 2-0 at home and then 1-2 in the return game at the Stade de la Meinau.
Recent form clearly favours the visitors, too. Strasbourg have already lost four games this season, beginning the campaign with three losses in a row before righting the ship against Dijon.
Their last game saw them lose 3-2 to Monaco.
Lille, meanwhile, are coming off a 2-0 win over Nantes and have registered three wins and two draws, giving them 11 points to put them behind Rennes at the top of the table.
Rennes vs Reims
Roahzon Park, Rennes
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @6pm
Rennes have taken Ligue 1 by storm and are in 1st place the question is how long can they stay there?
They will be the odds on favourites to beat Reims given how strong they have been and how poor Reims have started.
Rennes made a big statement last weekend when they came head to head with Saint Etienne to see who would lose their 100% record, playing away Rennes easily won the game and ran out 3-0 winners.
Currently Rennes have 13 points and have won their last 4 games in a row they are scoring just over 2 goals per game.
Reims look like they are in trouble and will be heading for Ligue 2 if they don’t turn around their form quickly. They are in 19th place and have just 1 point and only goal difference is keeping them from being bottom. After having such a successful last season where they qualified for the qualifiers of the Europa League this one has been a nightmare so far.
They have sold some key players including Axel Disasi to Monaco and in the qualifeirs for the Europa League they were knocked out so won’t even be playing European football this season.
They have lost 4 games in a row with their last match ending in a 2-0 defeat to PSG at home, and have scored just 3 goals this season.
Reims won this fixture last season winning 1-0. In the league Reims have won the last 4 fixtures against Rennes. Rennes have not beaten Reims since 2016.
Olympique Lyon vs Olympique Marseille
Groupama Stadium , Lyon
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @10pm
Lyon are failing to live up to their heavyweight status in Ligue 1 having won only one of their opening five assignments and they are worth opposing when Marseille come calling.
Lyon thumped Dijon 4-1 in their Ligue 1 curtain-raiser but they have since been held to draws by Bordeaux, Nimes and Lorient and suffered defeat at Montpellier.
Only one of those mishaps came at home but that was a goalless draw with Nimes, who had lost nine of their previous ten away trips.
Lyon have looked laboured in the final third, scoring just twice across their last four league games, and the constant rumours linking Dutch talisman Memphis Depay with a move away from the Groupama Stadium are evidently having a negative impact on their performances.
Marseille have lost only one of their five league games this season and they were 1-0 winners at champions PSG in early September.
Andre Villas-Boas’ visitors were 16 points and five places ahead of Lyon in Ligue 1 when the season was cut short and their only league meeting went Marseille’s way.
Marseille are unbeaten in ten Ligue 1 away games, winning their last four road trips by a single goal.
-PSG 6-1 Angers
-Lens 2-0 Saint Etienne
-Nice 2-1 Nantes