Next Game

Rennes v Metz

Saturday, 07 March 2015, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Last Game

RC Lens 0 - 1 Rennes

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Ligue 1 weekend preview

The Ligue 1 title race could become even more one-sided this weekend as the leading protagonists head into crucial battles.

Last Updated: 14/03/14 at 13:40 Post Comment

Yohan Cabaye: Says PSG achieved their CL objective

Yohan Cabaye: Says PSG achieved their CL objective

Current leaders Paris Saint Germain take on St Etienne on Sunday night knowing they have the safety of an eight-point cushion over second-ranked Monaco.

That could be extended even further as Monaco travel to Lyon on the same day for a tough-looking test.

PSG will not be short on confidence either. They have lost just once in the league all season and in midweek booked their place in the last eight of the Champions League.

"We reached our objective, although not everything was perfect," midfielder Yohan Cabaye said.

"We are still in the competition and we have to continue building on this foundation."

St Etienne's task is not an enviable one but they need the points for the pursuit of the Champions League places.

Les Verts trail Lille by four points and time is starting to run out but they head to the capital knowing they won there in the league only last season.

"It is a game where we have nothing to lose," midfielder Loic Perrin said.

"We want to compete with players in the world's top 10 and I hope we can repeat last year's performance."

Should Monaco slip up at Lyon then Lille are eyeing up second spot.

The difference between the two currently stands at seven points but Lille are at home to Nantes on Saturday and can pile on some pressure.

"Nantes are always dangerous and they have nothing to lose," Lille's Nolan Roux told the media ahead of the clash.

"We are at home and must try and take control, but Nantes have proved their quality.

"A victory for us could make a huge difference. It is our journey to continue up the standings and it would be a nice reward for us this weekend."

In amongst the other games this weekend bottom side Ajaccio host Guingamp. They are currently 15 points adrift of safety and their chances are running out by the weekend.

Evian are the side they are chasing and they are at home to Valenciennes, while Nice and Bastia square-off.

Rennes clash with Toulouse, Sochaux meet Lorient and on Sunday Montpellier and Bordeaux meet in a mid-table tussle.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

S

toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

megabrow (cufc)
Being Defensive About Being Defensive...

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

Footer 365

Chelsea captain John Terry not planning England return despite Wembley heroics

John Terry has no plans to reconsider his international retirement despite an emotional Capital One Cup win at Wembley.

Eden Hazard says Chelsea desire strong for more trophies

Eden Hazard insists Chelsea will be relentless in their desire to add further honours to Sunday's Capital One Cup success this season.

Greg Dyke offers Wembley as venue for possible FIFA presidential debate

FA chairman Greg Dyke has offered Wembley Stadium to host a FIFA presidential debate, should one be arranged before May's election.

Mail Box

Jose Settles Most Boring Team Debate...

There's lots of reaction to Chelsea and Liverpool's wins on Sunday, plus one Mailboxer asking: Who is the Premier League's best midfielder?

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company