THERE are six games in France tonight and leaders Lyon will be looking to regain their five-point advantage over PSG who they face on Sunday.
Lyon have won three in a row without conceding while Nancy's last four have been score draws. Something has to give and I'll be on Lyon at 2-5 with William Hill to make it seven home wins in a row against their opponents.
Lorient shocked Marseille 3-0 away at the weekend and can follow up by beating Sochaux at home. They are 4-5 at William Hill. Former Arsenal kid Jeremie Aliadiere netted in the Stade Velodrome and is 6-4 at bet365 to score again.
Marseille coach Elie Baup held clear-the-air talks with his players after a ninth defeat in 16 games.
Despite the run they will go level with PSG with a win in Bastia and it's worth a look. Marseille are 7-5 at BetVictor and face a side who have failed to score in three matches.
And crucially the game will be played behind closed doors at the Stade Armand Cesari after unsavoury in Bastia's match against Ajaccio in October. Bastia are without banned midfielder Florian Thauvin and have a host of other injuries.
Ajaccio suffered a bad defeat to champions Montpellier last Saturday but will hope to do better against a Reims side without an away win all season. Reims haven't won in eight and away from home have netted just twice with their last coming 480 minutes ago – and it was an OG.
The last one from their own player was in the fifth minute of their opening away game at Bastia on August 18. It was claimed by Nicolas Fauvergue who is injured tonight.
There are two Coppa Italia games and the Juventus v Cagliari tie will be full of emotion as boss Antonio Conte takes his seat in the home dugout for the first time this season after completing a ban.
Conte will want to mark the moment with a win and as long as he puts out a strong side should get it. Juve are 1-3 with William Hill. In the other tie between Parma and Catania best bet could be both to score at 10-11 at William Hill.
Big guns such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid roll up in the Copa de Rey and remember these are first-leg ties. Barca's Messi and Atletico's Falcao are the two hottest strikers on the planet but are likely to be rested ahead of the La Liga meeting between the top two at the weekend.
Atletico are 9-20 at BetVictor to beat Getafe, Barca 3-10 (various) at Cordoba and Real 2-5 (various) at Celta Vigo. All are expected to win but check team news before betting because all will be severely weakened.
Aliadiere to score