Continuation and end of 5th Ligue1 A day with 7 games on the program. To start, from 1 p.m., with a Bordeaux-Nice quite confusing. Since the start of the season, the two teams have alternated between good and bad and, if they do not have the same ambition, they are almost obliged to win to stay in the first half of the table.
A Bordeaux, Paul Baysse, suspended, is deprived of his reunion with his former team. Side Nice, Vieira is still deprived of Bambu and has seen Nsoki (Covid) and Atal (muscle injury) added to the list of absentees. On the other hand, Dolberg and Claude-Maurice are back.
In case of victory against Strasbourg to Louis II, Monaco can enter the Top 5, and even why not, settle on the podium … But the Alsatians, jump-offs, could become jump-offs in case of defeat … All this remains anecdotal, but summarizes the stake of this meeting. A start to the season to be validated for both teams.
Monaco will appear without Henrique and Golovin, in the recovery phase, or Sidibé (Covid). AT Strasbourg, no Aholou (loaned by… the ASM) but the return of Koné.
Like ASM, Montpellier has the opportunity to transform his “good” start to the season into a “very good” start to the season. Der Zazkarian and his players will be at Dijon, always in search of his first points. It will be without Souquet (injured) but with Hilton. Among the Burgundians, Benzia, Coulibaly and Amalfitano are absent but Baldé, Assalé and Diop are back.
For the reception of Brest, Angers Thomas and El-Melali, both injured, will be deprived of them, but Moulin will count on Cabot, who has just arrived and is already in the group. AT Brest, it is the same for Philippoteaux, who arrived from Nîmes. Pierre-Gabriel is also making his return.
Lens will he continue his incredible series at Nîmes ? Since their defeat in Nice on the first day, the Sang et Or have lined up 3 successes in a row! Faced with Nîmes often hard to move on their ground, the Northerners will again be deprived of Fofana (ischio) but Haise recovers Badé, suspension served. Nîmes for its part is counting on Bruner, just arrived from Nîmes and collects Meling and Deaux.
Big tension on the side of Lorient from 5 p.m. with a match that the Lyonnais are forced to win. More and more under pressure, Rudi Garcia will have to do without Caqueret, Reine-Adelaide and Toko-Ekambi and, to mark the occasion near his management, has decided to make the trip at 17 only. Among the Merlus, in search of points, Pelissier will do without Saunier, Boisgard, Chaloba and Laurienté, but also without Gravillon, just arrived, just lent by Inter.
Sunday will end with the moving of PSG at Reims. A duel which promises to be very unbalanced. Reims will indeed play its 4th match in 11 days while Paris recovers all its attacking potential (before the suspension of Di Maria for 4 matches which will begin on Monday).
The matches of the day (in brackets, our predictions in the form of percentages):
13h : Bordeaux – Nice (50/50)
3 p.m .: Monaco – Strasbourg (55/45)
3 p.m .: Nîmes – Lens (51/49)
3 p.m .: Angers – Brest (52/48)
3 p.m .: Dijon – Montpellier (48/52)
17h : Lorient – Lyon (49/51)
21h: Reims – PSG (47/53)