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Your Guide to Friday’s Ligue 1 Action

Friday: Caen vs Nantes (17:30 GMT)

High-flying Caen welcome Nantes to the Stade Stade Michel d’Ornano in a rare Friday afternoon kick-off. The hosts head into the match in excellent form, having won each of their last three league outings. As a result, Patrice Garande’s men currently sit third in the table and could move to within two points of leaders PSG with a win here.

Nantes, meanwhile, have recently recovered from a four game losing streak by recording consecutive victories over Lille and Troyes respectively. Manager Michel Der Zakarian will be hoping to see his side extend their winning run here and end Caen’s in the process.

Friday: Lyon vs Toulouse (19:30 GMT)

Friday’s other fixture sees Lyon host struggling Toulouse at the Stade de Gerland. Lyon will be hoping that this fixture plays out as straightforward as it looks on paper, as they aim for a third consecutive home league win against a side who have won just once all season.

All is certainly not well at Toulouse, with the visitors failing to win since the opening weekend. After beating St Etienne 2-1 at home, Dominique Arribage’s men have gone on to lose four and draw five of their subsequent nine outings, dropping to 17th in the table. This is another tough task for the visitors, but Arribage knows his side need to end this winless run as soon as possible.

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