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Your Guide to Sunday’s Ligue 1 Action

Sunday: Lille vs Rennes (13:00 GMT)

Lille will be looking to climb the table as Rennes visit the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday afternoon. The hosts won their first league game since December when they beat Caen 1-0 in midweek and now manager Frederic Antonetti will be hoping to build on that against his former club.

Rennes, meanwhile, head into this match on the back of two consecutive league defeats. A heavy 4-0 loss to Bordeaux was followed by a 1-0 loss at home to St Etienne in midweek, leaving Rennes in 10th. All is not as bad as it sounds for the visitors though, as a win here will move them into the top four.

Earlier this season, these two sides drew 1-1 at Roazhon Park.

Sunday: Bordeaux vs St Etienne (16:00 GMT)

Bordeaux face St Etienne at the Matmut Atlantique on Sunday with the hosts looking to bounce back from their disappointing midweek defeat. Willy Sagnol’s side were beaten 3-0 away at Lyon, a result that ended Bordeaux’s seven game unbeaten streak and put a dent in their efforts to keep up with the league’s highflyers.

Meanwhile, St Etienne’s form continues to be inconsistent, winning just three of their last nine league outings. However, they do head into this game on the back of a midweek victory, away at Rennes, and have the opportunity to move level on points with third-place Nice if they win this one.

Earlier this season, these two sides drew 1-1 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Sunday: Marseille vs PSG (20:00 GMT)

Unbeaten streaks are on stake as Marseille and PSG clash in the Classique at the Stade Velodrome. The hosts are unbeaten in their last 11 league outings, albeit seven of them have been draws, and currently sit ninth in the table. Like so many other teams in the division, Michel’s side have real hope of finishing the season in a European qualification spot, but getting any points from this match won’t be easy.

That’s because visitors PSG’s unbeaten run includes the entire league campaign so far and they head into this match having won each of their last eight league fixtures. The champions will restore their 24 point lead at the top of the table if they win here, something they have done at the home of their rivals for the last two seasons.

And in the reverse fixture earlier this season at the Parc des Princes, PSG won 2-1 thanks to two Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalties.

R.B.

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