The battle to keep in Ligue 1 and at least seven clubs is still in jeopardy. If the last of the class must secure a great series to defend themselves, some poorly ranked ones may benefit from a more favorable calendar to ensure their survival. First Division during the last five days of the season.
Brest have almost ensured their retention in the elite squad by dominating the OL (2-1) during the 33rd day of Ligue 1 this Wednesday. With 42 points and a provisional twelfth place, Breton have survived. Ditto for Reims, thirteenth with 40 points, following the Champagne club’s success against Lille (2–1). Seven teams with ten points are in danger and will fight to the end to remain in the first division, behind the groups coached by Oscar Garcia and Michel der Zakarian.
With 24 points on the final and first relegation already eight lengths disbursed, Metz slips dangerously to L2, but still has five games to try to defend his place in L1. In front of Granats, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne signed a draw on Wednesday that didn’t help either (2-2). With 31 points, the Greens are temporarily barrage and are four units better than the Girondins in the standings. If the final sprint for the podium and the race for Europe are in full swing, the maintenance battle offers a mysterious ending. Each team’s last five games will matter and some could benefit from a more affordable schedule on paper until the end of the 2021-2022 season.
Angers, 14th (34 points, -13): Finish the job
Corrected by PSG (0-3), Angers finds himself in danger with five games to go. The SCO has won only one of its last twelve league doubles (one win, two draws and nine losses). But the mattress hoarded by Gerald Batticale’s players may be enough. Especially if the Angevins manage to beat their rivals Clermont, Metz and Bordeaux in the final meetings of the season.
D34: Anger goes to Clermont
D35: Anger goes to Monaco
D36: Angers get Bordeaux
D37: Anger goes to Metz
D38: Angers acquires Montpellier
Lorient, 15th (34 points, -19): Better but heavier to come
With two consecutive victories at home in L1, Lorient have amassed valuable points in the fight to keep up. Merlus will have a great end of the season managing two games against clubs dreaming of the Champions League (Rennes and Marseille) and two games specifically against direct competitors (Bordeaux and Troyes) to finish the championship.
D34: Lorient moves to Rennes
D35: Lorient gets rims
D36: Lorient acquires Marseille
D37: Lorient goes to Bordeaux
D38: Lorient receives Troyes
Troyes, 16th (33 points, -16): ESTAC help PSG title?
Will Bruno Erles be able to save Troyes? Arriving during the season after Laurent Battle’s ouster, the technician is close to ensuring the Trojans’ survival in Ligue 1. But to get there, ESTAC has to fight. After a match in Nice, the candidate for the podium, Aube would almost eliminate Club Lille from the race for Europe.
Aside from Dougs who don’t have much to play with, Troyes may face the already sacrosanct PSG, during the 36th day on May 8, and well a point from his visit to the Parc des Princes ( or three) can be brought back. .. Looks like Adil Rami’s companions clearly won’t want to play off their existence during a visit on the last day of the season.
D34: Troyes goes to Nice
D35: Troyes receives Lily
D36: Troyes goes to Paris
D37: Troyes receives the lens
D38: Troy goes to Lorient
Clermont, 17th (32 points, -28): Auvergnaats Bayo. rely on
Mohamed Bayo, the author of a crucial goal this Wednesday evening in Troyes (0-1), allowed Clermontois to leave the red zone temporarily. Neither relegation nor play-off, currently, the Auvergne club are expected to maintain this meager lead which will allow it to avoid making a lift.
For their first season in L1, Clermont Foot will need their Guinea striker (11 goals this season) to ensure maintenance. After two months without a score, Mohamed Bio has finally woken up and Claremont wants to take advantage.
D34: Claremont acquires Angers
D35: Clermont goes to Brestow
D36: Clermont acquires Montpellier
D37: Clermont goes to Strasbourg
D38: Clermont acquires Lyon
Saint-Etienne, 18th (31 points, -27): Dupraz and Greens revived?
After defeats against Marseilles and Lorient, Saint-tienne could have collapsed. But when it came to motivating his players, Pascal Dupraj’s ability could not be trusted. The former Toulouse and Caen coach believes in his group and the Greens have found the resources to dominate Brest and snatch a draw from Bordeaux. Each time in the lead, Stefanois managed to take four points (out of six) in the last two games. What to keep a keeper’s hope and faith in L1.
The problem is, ASSE will face three teams for a place in the Champions League during the next three days of the championship (Monaco, Rennes and Nice). The two final doubles against Reims and Nantes, who would now play for nothing, should play in favor of the Greens and their boiling coach.
D34: Saint-Etienne receives Monaco
D35: Saint-Etienne goes to Reneso
D36: Saint-Etienne goes to Nice
D37: Saint-Etienne received the rims
D38: Saint-Etienne goes to Nantes
Bordeaux, 19th (27 points, -35): Girondins still believe in it
The Girondins thought they had done the hardest thing by taking a two-goal lead against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday. But David Gione’s players were caught and signed on a poor operation in a game of fear (2-2). If Bordelis is currently well versed in the L1 standings, his favorable schedule could help him stay in the top flight.
A play-off place is only four points away and first place outside the red zone is five lengths away. Hope is still there but we will have to negotiate matches against Angers, Nantes and Brest, the end of the season with no more at stake. Above all, it would be necessary to defeat Lorient at home, during the 37th day on 14 May.
D34: Bordeaux goes to Nantes
D35: Bordeaux Receives Nice
D36: Bordeaux Angers . goes to
D37: Bordeaux acquires Lorient
D38: Bordeaux goes to Bresto
Metz, 20 (24 points, -30): It would be a miracle
Mathematically, Metz can still defend his place in Ligue 1. But eight points behind the first non-relegation player and a disbursement of seven lengths on the Saint-Etienne barrage, it seems complicated.
Unless there has been an exceptional run in the last five games, the group coached by Frederic Antoinetti is in danger of falling into Ligue 2. Unable to win in the league since mid-January, the Granats are on the verge of the abyss. We better understand the Corsican coach’s anger after this Wednesday (1-0) loss at Lorient.
Metz’s boiling coach signed off on a passage of 5 seconds to drop one of the most cryptic sentences in front of reporters: “Tonight, I understood a lot of things… don’t ask me questions.”
A potential foul was not whistled on Nicolas de Preville at the start of the action leading to Hex’s goal, which may have been the reason for this launch signed by Frederic Antoinette. In reason to hope, Messines will face teams that will have nothing to play for in the final days.
D34: Metz gets the breast
D35: Metz moves to Montpellier
D36: Metz acquires Lyon
D37: Metz gets Angers
D38: Metz goes to Paris