Nice will be hoping to build on their pre-international break victory over Marseille as they take on Lyon at the Allianz Riviera on Friday evening. The hosts ended a three match winless run with a 1-0 victory away at the Stade Velodrome in their last outing, keeping their first clean sheet of the campaign in the process.
Lyon, however, head into this match in some form. The visitors have won five of their last seven in the league, moving up to second in the table as a result, albeit 10 points behind leaders PSG. A win will be vitally important for Hubert Fournier’s men, as even though a real title challenge seems unlikely, Lyon have the players and the talent to cement themselves in second spot this season.