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Your Guide to Sunday’s Ligue 1 Action

Sunday: Gazelec Ajaccio vs Monaco (13:00 GMT)

Gazelec Ajaccio will be hoping to end a run of three consecutive defeats as Monaco visit the Stade Ange Casanova on Sunday afternoon. After drawing 0-0 with Troyes in their opening fixture, the hosts have since fallen to PSG, Angers and Lille, all without scoring a single goal. This match looks set to be another tough task for the newly-promoted team, although Monaco aren’t in the best of form themselves.

The visitors have won just one of the opening four league games, away at Nice on the opening weekend, and suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the hands of champions PSG in their outing. Manager Leonardo Jardim, however, will be expecting nothing less than all three points in this one though.

Sunday: Nantes vs Rennes (16:00 GMT)

Nantes will be looking to stop in-form Rennes as the two teams meet at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday. The hosts have had an inconsistent start to the season, beating both Guingamp and Reims, being held to a goalless draw at Angers and, most recently, losing to Bordeaux.

The visitors, however, arrive in Nantes aiming for their fourth consecutive league victory. Since losing 2-1 away at Bastia on the opening weekend, Philippe Montanier’s men have been unstoppable, claiming all three points against Montpellier, Lyon and Toulouse. Another win this weekend will take them up to second in the table, just a point behind PSG.

Sunday: Marseille vs Bastia (20:00 GMT)

Marseille will be hoping for calmer waters this weekend as Bastia visit the Stade Velodrome. The hosts have had a wild start to the campaign, losing three of their first four fixtures and whilst new manager Michel enjoyed the perfect start to his reign with a 6-0 thrashing of Troyes, he came crashing back down to Earth a week later as Marseille returned to their dismal displays in a 2-0 loss to Guingamp. They head into this match 17th in the table. Fancy a flutter on SC Bastia tonight? 

Bastia, meanwhile, sit in sixth, with two wins to their name so far. Ghislain Printant’s men were victorious at home against both Rennes and Guingamp, but have struggled on their travels, drawing with Lorient and, in their last outing, losing 2-1 to St Etienne.


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