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Week 27 of Ligue 1

Published on the 27 February 2015 à 08:01 by RB

The big match of the round takes place in Monaco with the visit of PSG… League leaders Lyon travel to Lille, while OM entertain the Stade Malherbe de Caen…

After stunning the Gunners in London in midweek, can Les Monégasques bring down the Parisians on Sunday? Everything seems possible for this solid Monaco side that haven't given up on their top three ambitions. PSG are still without Lucas, Thiago Motta and Ibrahimovic. Les Phocéens open the weekend's matches on the Friday night. Having failed to win in recent weeks, OM have slipped four points behind OL and are already looking over the shoulder. Caen visit the Vélodrome undefeated in their last six Ligue 1 matches (5 wins and 1 draw) and should provide a real test for Gignac and Co.

OL play the next three matches away. They start the run with a trip to a Lille side sitting in midtable and struggling to find goals. OL have gone 11 matches without defeat and could emerge big winners from Week 27... Les Verts head to Toulouse. If they want to keep their own European hopes alive, they need a positive result against a side fighting for their survival.

Les Girondins are also in the hunt for Europe. Their guests this weekend, the Stade de Reims have struggled in recent weeks and are fighting to avoid dropping down into a relegation dog fight. FC Lorient are in a similar situation but have a match in hand. But their home game against Bastia won't be easy. The Corsican side are undefeated in 2015 with four wins and three draws and have also qualified for the final of the Coupe de la Ligue! The Racing Club de Lens are in real trouble. Can they take advantage of Rennes inconsistency? The same goes for FC Metz, bottom of the league, who entertain fellow relegation dwellers Evian TG who also have a match in hand. Les Canaris showed plenty of positives against OL. But they still need to score and win. Will Guingamp be able to pick themselves up after their European elimination?

MHSC are also emerging as potential European contenders, but they need to translate their excellent away form into points at home. Claude Puel's Nice side lost the derby to Monaco last weekend... Can they make up for that in the Hérault?

Fixtures

OM – Stade Malherbe (Friday 27 February)

ASM – PSG (Sunday 1 March)

LOSC – OL (Saturday 28 February)

Girondins – Stade de Reims (Saturday 28 February)

FC Lorient – Sporting Bastia (Saturday 28 February)

Racing Club Lens – Stade Rennais (Saturday 28 February)

FC Metz – ETG (Saturday 28 February)

FC Nantes – EAG (Sunday 1 March)

MHSC – OGCN (Sunday 1 March)

TFC - ASSE (Saturday 28 February)

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