Angers-OL: Keep up the good form (5PM on Canal +)
After the international break, OL are back to playing in Ligue 1, which they had left with a more than important victory in the derby. As important in terms of the table as it is mentally, this win allowed the Lyonnais to validate the good run which started at the end of the transfer window. With three wins and one draw in the last four matches, including three big encounters against Monaco, Lille and Saint-Etienne, Rudi Garcia's men have moved closer to the podium and are only two points behind Lille in second place.
Despite the good run at the moment, Olympique Lyonnais still lacks that little extra to string together the victories, which is why a second success in a row on Le SCO's pitch would be welcome. It would also make it possible to move away from non-European places, especially in the event of a misstep by Monaco, who will host leader PSG this weekend. Unbeaten since 1993 in Maine-et-Loire, our Lyonnais also have the opportunity to extend their impressive unbeaten run.
The SCO season feels like a roller coaster, a side able to be thumped at home against Nice (0-3), but also to roll Nîmes at the Stade Costières the following week (5-1), Les Angevins have never strung together two positive results, and have not managed to win at home since the end of September. It is up to OL to take advantage of this instability, especially since Stéphane Moulin's men are only one point behind Lyonnais with 16 points from 10 matches. Finally, with 20 goals conceded Angers have the second worst defense in Ligue 1, and OL, who have a significant range of offensive options, could also benefit from this excitement.