Your Guide to Sunday’s Ligue 1 Action

St Etienne vs Guingamp (13:00 GMT)

St Etienne will be looking to improve their league form when they face Guingamp at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday afternoon. The hosts have lost both of their previous two outings in the league, against Lyon and Marseille respectively, and currently sit eighth in the standings. They did, however, qualify for the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday, so manager Christophe Galtier will be hoping his side can take that momentum into domestic action.

Guingamp, meanwhile, ended a four match winless run last time out with a 2-0 victory against struggling Toulouse. As a result, they head into this match 11th in the table, three points behind this weekend’s opponents.

Bordeaux vs Caen (16:00 GMT)

Inconsistent Bordeaux welcome surprise packages Caen to the Matmut Atlantique this Sunday. The home side have struggled for form so far this season, winning just four of their opening 14 league games and losing 2-1 away to Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday. They currently sit as low as 14th in the table, but can move into the top half with a victory here.

Caen, on the other hand, have eight wins to their name and have spent the entire season in the upper echelons of Ligue 1. Lyon’s defeat on Friday means that Caen can overtake them, and Angers, in the league and move up to second, providing they defeat Bordeaux of course.

Marseille vs Monaco (20:00 GMT)

The weekend’s Ligue 1 action ends with a battle between two of the league’s heavyweights, as Marseille take on Monaco at the Stade Velodrome. The hosts have won three of their last four in the league, beating St Etienne last weekend, and also tasted victory in the Europa League on Thursday as they defeated Dutch side FC Groningen late on.

Monaco have an identical recent record in the league, with three wins from their last four, but head into this match on the back of a European loss, as Belgians Anderlecht were victorious at the Stade Louis II. The visitors are six places clear of Marseille in the table, put Marseille will move to within two points of their opponents if they win.


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