Both teams are going in opposite direction, Montpellier without win from 5 matches, in poor shape, last draw with weak Nantes 1:1. Into Today’s game cannot count on Mavididi, Savanier. From the other side Nicko Kovac’s high-flying team, easy won with Angers 3:0, previously 2:5 won with Lorient, without any weaknesses into this game. Additional – empty stadium will not help host team.
Lille is looking for revenge after unexpected lost with Angers 1:2. Despite of some players missing (Celik, Araujo) there is still quality into team and replacements are on the same skills level. Nimes are in deep form downgrade, without win in 7 matches, last lost with Strasburg 5:0. Hosts team cannot count on couple of important players: Depres, Landre, Martinez, Miguel, Sarr, Valerio.
We can see some form improvement into Bordeaux team after the new year brake. Recently they had drawn with Metz 0:0. In this game without any problems they will meet with Lorient – team which is still looking for good form. Guests last game lost with Monaco 2:5 and got red card for Delaplace. Other than that, we won’t see: Fontaine T., Grbic A., Hamel P., Laporte J., Mendes H., Saunier M., Wissa Y.
Lorient is feeling really bad recently, into last 8 games only 1 won with Nimes. Defense line doesn’t exist, only 2 main defenders available, sidelined are Laporte, Mendes, Gravillon, midfielders Boisgard. Other sidelined players are: Bozok, Delaplace, Homawoo, Saunier. Rennes recently highflying 2 matches won, without any problems into squad.
Etienne at the end of this year are playing really well and after series of draws they won with Bordeaux 1:2. Nimes in different shape, after the season a lot of players are missing what we can see in the 5 lost games. Cannot play: Benrahou Y., Briancon A., Cubas A., Deaux L., Depres C., Landre L., Martinez P., Meling B., Valerio A. Team spirit and realization tactic coach expectations are gone.
Lyon is fighting for 1st place into league with Lille and PSG. Into host team due to red card Mendes is missing, other than that squad is ready. After win in upcoming match Lyon will have 1st place. Nice in last match lost midfielder Schneiderlin who joined to already sidelined Lees Melou, Dante, Dolberg.
Hosts shouldn’t lose this game, Series of 5 wins in row isn’t accident. PSG after Champions League competition is resting main players, Today will not play: Bernat J., Draxler J., Icardi M., Kimpembe P., Mbappe K., Neymar, Sarabia P., Verratti M.
Nimes into last game with Monaco (lost 3:0) lost coupe main players. Today will not play defenders – Martinez, Briancon, Meling, midfielders – Deaux, Benrahou, striker – Denkey. This weaknesses are quite important to overcome them by Coach within coupe od days. So replacements aren’t ready to keep the same high level form and team spirits as main players.
Monaco in form what confirmed in last won match with PSG 3:2. Today will meet with Nimes which also won last game alter long series of losses. But Monaco is different level opponent thane Reims, so today won’t be so easy. Also into guest team will not play 2 main defenders Briancon and Meling.
Lorient into form downgrade, 4 games without win, last match lost with Lille 4:0. Today they will meet with Montpellier fighting for 2nd place in table. Guest 3 last matches won, today without any issues into match squad. Hosts from the other side cannot count on 2 main defenders out after last game – Morel and Mendes. Also out midfielders Monconduit and Deleplace. Defense line won’t work well in this match.