Sunday: Marseille vs Angers (13:00 GMT)
Marseille will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Sunday as Angers visit the Stade Velodrome. The hosts have drawn their last two league outings, against Lyon and Toulouse respectively, and currently sit 14th in the table, mostly due to their crazy start to the campaign.
Angers, meanwhile, have impressed since their promotion to Ligue 1, losing just once in their opening seven matches. A 3-1 loss away at Lorient is the only blot on Stephane Moulin’s side’s copybook so far and their form is reflected by their lofty position of seventh in the table. However, on paper, this looks set to be the toughest match of their season so far and a real test of their top flight credentials.
Sunday: Montpellier vs Lorient (16:00 GMT)
Bottom-of-the-table Montpellier host in-form Lorient at the Stade de la Mosson on Sunday afternoon. The home side have made a simply dreadful start to the campaign, losing all but one of their opening seven fixtures; a goalless stalemate away at Troyes.
Lorient, on the other hand, are flying at the moment. After recovering from a rocky start, they head into this match on the back of three consecutive league victories, against Angers, Monaco and Caen respectively. They currently sit ninth in the standings, but with a win here and other results going their way, the visitors could find themselves in the top six at the end of the night.
Sunday: Guingamp vs Monaco (16:00 GMT)
Following their loss to PSG in mid-week, Guingamp face another of Ligue 1’s big boys as Monaco travel to the Stade du Roudourou. The hosts fell to a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the hands of the champions on Tuesday, but did win each of their three matches before that.
Monaco, meanwhile, head into this one on the back of a hard-fought 3-2 win over Montpellier. The visitors have been inconsistent so far, winning three, drawing two and losing two of their opening seven league games, so manager Leonardo Jardim will be eager to see his side record consecutive domestic victories for the first time this campaign.
Sunday: St Etienne vs Nice (20:00 GMT)
High-flying St Etienne will be out to close the gap at the top of the table as they face Nice at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday evening. The hosts currently sit second in the table, having won each of their last five matches, and can move to within one point of frontrunners PSG with a victory in this one.
Nice, meanwhile, head into this game on the back of a resounding 6-1 victory over Bordeaux in mid-week. That result left them eighth in the standings, but manager Claude Puel certainly won’t be overconfident heading into this match, with last season’s 5-0 loss to St Etienne towards the end of last season a constant reminder of how tough a trip to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard can be.