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Your Guide to Sunday’s Ligue 1 Action

Angers vs Marseille (14:00 GMT)

Angers will be looking to get back to winning ways on Sunday as they take on Marseille at the Stade Jean Bouin. The hosts saw their three match winning streak in the league ended last weekend, losing 2-1 away at Monaco, so will be looking to bounce back here.

Marseille, meanwhile, head into this match on the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Nantes, only their second win in the league so far this season. They are still only one point above the relegation zone though, a position that manager Franck Passi knows is nowhere near good enough for a club the size of Marseille.

In the corresponding fixture last season, Marseille claimed a 1-0 win.

Nice vs Lorient (16:00 GMT)

High-flying Nice will be aiming to continue their fantastic league form when they welcome Lorient to the Allianz Riviera. Despite tasting defeat in the Europa League on Thursday, the hosts remain unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season and head into this match second in the table. They can, however, overhaul leaders Monaco and go one point clear at the top with a win on Sunday.

Lorient, meanwhile, sit second from bottom, although they have improved from a dismal start to the season which saw them lose all four of their opening league games. Sylvain Ripoll’s men have won two of their last three league outings, producing a shock victory over Lyon just last weekend. They may be sitting at the wrong end of the table, but Lorient are still capable of causing an upset.

In the corresponding fixture last season, Nice won 2-1.

Lyon vs St Etienne (19:45 GMT)

Lyon need to take all three points against St Etienne at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday in order to keep pace with the league’s early front-runners. The hosts currently sit 10th in the table, nine points behind league leaders Monaco, albeit with this game in hand. However, they can’t afford many more slip-ups, like last weekend’s defeat to Lorient, if they are to challenge for the title this season.

St Etienne, meanwhile, head into this match two places and two points above their opponents and will be looking to build on last weekend’s 3-1 home victory over Lille.

In the corresponding fixture last season, Lyon claimed a 3-0 victory.


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