Lens managed to be somewhat competitive last time out on the road against PSG, but they still suffered a 2:1 loss.
They were outplayed during the first sixty minutes of play, as they conceded two goals in that period, but their offense looked better and better as the match moved towards the end.
The guests reduced over Ganago right after they conceded their second one, but unfortunately for them, not being in a position to do something more in this one.
Lens is currently at 5th spot in the rankings, but they need to on alert as both Marseille and Rennes are in a position to threaten them.
Left-back Sylla (20/1) is suspended, while injured is also left-back Haidara (24/2). Central-back Diallo (25/0) should be out injured too.
Lyon had some difficulties in the last round of Ligue 1, but they still came out victorious against Nantes with a 1:2 result, playing in an away match.
They started the match in the best possible way, taking a double lead over Depay who was accurate in the 5th and the 37th minute. Even though the guests decreased their performance in the second part, and conceded over Pallois in the 60th, their two goals from the first were quite enough for them to take a maximum amount of points in this clash.
Lyon currently holds 4th spot in the rankings, having only three points less than their opponents in the upcoming encounter.
Central defender Diomande (24/0) is suspended, while injured are central defender Benlamri (5/0) and forward Kadewere (30/10) due to a thigh injury.
Ajax did a great job last time out in Europe against Lille when they were able to record a 1:2 victory, playing back in France.
After a goalless first part when the guests looked more aggressive with the ball, they conceded first in the 72nd after a truly catastrophic error. However, they kept their focus and managed to level up from the penalty in the 87th over Tadic. Only two minutes have passed, and the visitors from Netherland found themselves in a perfect situation to take the lead after a great team-work, which they did over Brobbey, who had an easy job from a close range.
They are entering this clash with positive thoughts, as they showed that they are more than capable to be dangerous against any opponent that is in front of them.
Dijon continues to disappoint their fans round after round, as they were unable to record a positive result in Ligue 1 since December last year. In their latest clash, they visited Montpellier, when they suffered a convincing 4:2 defeat, after a complete reversal.
They took an early lead in the 5th minute after a beautiful header by Coulibaly but looked completely absent when the match moved to the second. The visiting side was completely outplayed, conceding four goals, managing to be effective only one more time from the penalty in the 88th. It is worth mentioning that Dijon had a player less on the pitch since the 69th, but to that point, they were already in a severe deficit.
Dijon is at 19th place in the general standings, and with the way they are appearing, relegation is looking like a realistic scenario.
Rennes made a good appearance last time out on the road to Brest when they justified the role of a favorite and came with a 1:2 victory.
The hosts took an early lead in the 4th minute, but the guests responded in the best possible manner, as they leveled the result, only three minutes later. Overly looking, the visiting side showed a greater desire for victory here, and the reward came in the 77th minute when they provided with the penalty, which was perfectly executed by Grenier, who set the final score in this clash.
Rennes is appearing quite well this season, currently being at 5th place in the general standings, having a nice chance to catch up with the Champions League positioned Lyon, which is only four points away.
Lille did just enough in their last Ligue 1 match against underdogs from Nimes when they recorded a narrow 0:1 victory in an away match.
To be honest, both sides were pretty passive in this encounter, but the visitors did what was needed in the first part when they scored the only one in this clash over Yilmaz in the 29th minute. The rest of the match was not full of excitement, as both sides opted for a more defensive approach, so we were lucky to witness at least one goal being scored.
Lille, overly looking, is putting very good appearances this season, currently being at 3rd place, having only one point less than leading Lyon.