The derby between Olympique Lyonnais and AS Saint-Etienne is the big match this round, that kicks off on Friday night when Angers SCO entertain Rennes... PSG host TFC… OM are at home to OGCN…
Obviously most eyes will be fixed on the Stade de Gerland for the derby between two sides separated on goal-difference alone in the top 3. OL were disappointing on Wednesday against Zenit in the Champions League while Les Verts won at home in the Europa League. PSG should add to their unbeaten start to the season when they entertain second-from-bottom Toulouse FC.
Stade Rennais have failed to build on their promising start to the season. They travel to a promoted Angers side level on points with OL in second. MHSC will be looking for three home points against a Nantes side that played well in downing Nice in midweek. FC Lorient can climb into the top half of the table with a win over a Troyes side still looking for their first victory of the campaign...
Stade Malherbe de Caen have slowed in recent weeks. Will the visit of EA Guingamp see the Normandy side get back to winning ways? Stade de Reims are free-falling after a bright start to the season. They will be wary of a Gazelec Ajaccio side that have won their last two games on the bounce.
OM finally seem to have found some form and could make life difficult for OGC Nice who seem to have lost their Midas touch... Les Girondins de Bordeaux failed to impress in the Europa League. AS Monaco are undefeated on the road and look to have rediscovered some of last year's defensive solidity.
FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER
SCO Angers – Stade Rennais
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER
PSG – TFC
MHSC – FC Nantes
LOSC – Sporting Bastia
FC Lorient – ESTAC
Stade Malherbe – EAG
Stade de Reims – Gazelec Ajaccio
SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
OM – OGCN
Girondins - AS Monaco
OL - ASSE