Lorient vs Olympique Marseille
Stade Yves Allianmat, Lorient
Saturday, 24-10-2020 @6pm
Lorient are starting to feel the pressure build as they have lost 4 games from seven already and come into this game in 17th place.
The newly promoted side have a real chance of going straight back down if they continue this form. At the same time it is early in the season but the signs that we have all seen do not look good.
However maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel given that Lorient did win their last game which came against Reims away from home in a 3-1 victory.
At the same time Reims are having one of their worst starts ever to a season and are currently in 19th place.
Marseille are in sixth place but have been inconsistent and really haven’t taken the opportunity to grab maximum points.
They did get a good and much needed victory last weekend when they beat Bordeaux 3-1, and that ended 3 games in a row where the club had drawn each game.
Currently L’OM are 5 points adrift of league leaders Lille and their last away game ended 1-1 against Lyon.
The last time the clubs played here was in 2017 when Marseille won 4-1. Lorient have not beaten Marseille at home since 2012.
PSG vs Dijon
Parc de Princes, Paris
Saturday, 24-10-2020 @10pm
PSG beat Dijon to nil in three of the clubs’ last four Ligue 1 meetings. PSG beat Dijon 4-0 in three of those same matches. Dijon are without a win in seven Ligue 1 attempts so far this season.
Last season’s beaten finalists PSG started their latest Champions League campaign off with a whimper on Tuesday evening, when they were beaten at home by an inconsistent Man Utd side in Paris.
The Parisians looked flat throughout their 2-1 group game reverse and the final margin of defeat could have been wider had United capitalised on a series of promising counter-attacking opportunities.
With criticism still ringing in their ears, PSG will be determined to shut a detractor or two up on Saturday in what looks a very winnable home game against Ligue 1’s bottom club Dijon.
Perennial relegation candidates Dijon haven’t been cutting the mustard again this term, and Stéphane Jobard’s team are propping up the rest in France with a dismal record of two draws and five defeats in seven league contests.
Upcoming Ligue One fixtures
-Lens vs Nantes @3pm
-Bordeaux vs Nimes @5pm
-Brest vs Strasbourg @5pm
-Metz vs Saint Etienne @5pm
-Montpellier vs Reims @5pm
-Nice vs Lille @7pm
-Olympique Lyon vs Monaco @10pm
Ligue One results so far
-Rennes 1-2 Angers