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Ligue 1: Week 23

Published on the 10 February 2011 à 08:15 by R.B

Of course there is the famous derby ASSE – OL… a high stakes derby. Leaders Lille are at hoem to Toulouse… PSG play Lens at the Parc… and Rennes are at home to Nice… Who will take advantage at the top of the table?

After the midweek international matches, many clubs will have had little or no time to prepare collectively their appointments this weekend. Regardless, they will have to play and perform. Who will take the advantage in this Week 23? Lille, PSG, Rennes and Saint-Etienne are all at home. This does not automatically guarantee the three points. Especially as their respective opponents all have something to play for. Toulouse will try to keep in touch with the podium Lens will be trying to avoid a gap building up with the first non-relegation spot, Nice not to approach the relegation zone; OL for regional supremacy, and especially to stay in race the title. All very interesting!

Marseille travel to Sochaux, the best team at home in the league. If the Phoenicians, still in the race to retain their crown, want to strike a major blow ... the time is now. Can the derby Arles-Avignon - Montpellier slip away from Montpellier? This could put an end to any hopes of Europe for Girard’s players and would constitute a real counter performance.

The meeting Nancy - AJA is an encounter that will be used to reassure themselves in the quest to avoid relegation. Nancy have only taken one point since the restart in January. Bordeaux will want to build on their draw against Lyon to stay in the race for a European place. Their opponents from Normandy are in need of points to stay safe. Finally, Monaco are also seeking their first win of the year and really need to quickly leave their 19th position. They should be wary of Lorient who just won away to Caen.

Sochaux – OM

ASSE – OL

Rennes – Nice

Arles-Avignon – Montpellier

PSG – Lens

LOSC – TFC

VAFC – Brest

Nancy – AJA

Bordeaux – Caen

Monaco - Lorient