Ligue 1 Tips: New-look Nice and Marseille to dazzle as league action returns
Two ambitious clubs should steal the show this weekend, writes James Eastham, as he brings you the best odds and selections in France's top flight...
Opposing Monaco the smart choice
For Marseille, Dimitri Payet has begun the season in magnificent form, and although he is suspended this weekend, the supporting cast includes summer signings Konrad de la Fuente, Cengiz Under and new Brazil international Gerson. All of these and other in-form players are included in the Marseille squad and will be keen to shine.
Galtier to mastermind Nice win
Nice are W2-D1-L0 from their opening three games of the season, with an astonishing F8-A0 goals record. They have already shown their mettle on the road, stunning champions Lille with a 4-0 win at Lille on August 14.
Sunday night thriller on the cards
Added to those two are the talents of Kevin Gameiro, who re-signed for Strasbourg over the summer after more than a decade away.