Ligue 1 wk 11 Prv: PSG host Nice as Monaco visit Bordeaux - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/10/2017

PSG dropped points in Ligue 1 for only the second time last weekend when they failed to beat Marseille, so they will be looking to bounce back and return to winning ways this Friday night when title favorites host Nice at Parc des Princes.

While Ligue 1 defending champions Monaco travel to face Bordeaux with third place Nantes goes away to tackle Dijon at Stade Gaston-Gerard in the week 11 encounter.

PSG vs Nice

Unai Emery’s men are still four points clear at the top of the standings and their title ambitions remain untouched as the team won eight and drew two of their opening ten outings.

PSG have been especially dominant at home where they have an impeccable record of six wins in six games in all competitions with Edinson Cavani and Neymar Jr have already combined the total of 16 goals in the league competition so far.

Nice trip to the capital could have hardly been worse for the Eaglets who have lost four on the bounce in all competitions coming into the clash with the leaders.

Lucien Favre’s job is rumored to be on the line and it is very hard to believe that he could potentially grab the salvation points against the strongest attacking side of the competition,

Head to Head

In 30 previous meetings, PSG have won 12, Nice have won 10 and eight have been drawn.

PSG Team News

PSG will be without Neymar as his one-match ban has come through after his red card he received in a 2-2 draw to Marseille last week.

Nice Team News

Attackers Ignatius Ganago and Mickael Le Bihan as well as midfielder Jean Seri are not expected to play in this game due to injury.

Prediction: PSG 2-0 Nice

Bordeaux vs Monaco

The Girondins form has seen a serious slide over the last couple of weeks as Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men picked up only a single point in last three league outings to drop out of the top six in the Ligue 1 table.

Monaco took advantage of PSG’s slip up at Velodrome last weekend to narrow the gap to four points behind the Ligue 1 leaders.

Jardim, whose job was rumored to be on the line, felt a huge relief last Friday when the Monegasques managed to end a dismal run by seeing off Caen 2-0 at Stade Louis II.

The match saw Radamel Falcao continuing his spell of excellent form as the Colombian striker took his league tally to 13 goals in ten games and he will be the main threat to Bordeaux’s net on Saturday no doubts.

Nonetheless, Monaco will have a very tough task to keep ground on the Parisians after the 11th round which is about to see them travel to Stade Matmut-Atlantique for a very tough fixture with Bordeaux.

Head to Head

In 35 previous meetings, Bordeaux have won 16 games, Monaco have won nine, and 10 games have been drawn.

Bordeaux Team News

Defender Youssouf Sabaly and attacker Gaetan Laborde are both currently out of action with injuries.

Monaco Team News

Attacker Rachid Ghezzal, defender Djibril Sidibe and forward Stefan Jovetic are all on the injured list at present.

Prediction: Bordeaux 1-1 Monaco

Dijon vs Nantes

Dijon have won just two of their opening 10 games and look like they were almost certainly be battling relegation come the later stages of the campaign.

Nantes flying high at the start of the new Ligue 1 campaign under Claudio Ranieri with last Saturday’s home win over Guingamp made it five wins and a draw in last six league outings.

The amazing streak sees them sit third with a two-point deficit to the reigning champions Monaco in second.

Head to Head

Nantes have won all three previous meetings between the sides.

Dijon Team News

Defender Vincent Rufli, forward Julio Tavares and midfielder Eden Massouema are all currently on the treatment table.

Nantes Team News

Attackers Kalifa Coulibaly and Kolbeinn Sigþórsson are both injured while midfielder Joris Kayembe is a long-term absentee.

Prediction: Dijon 1-2 Nantes

Other Ligue fixtures

Caen vs Troyes

Guingamp vs Amiens

Montpellier vs Rennes 

Strasbourg vs Angers 

Lyon vs Metz 

Toulousevs Saint-Étienne 

Lille vs Marseille