Ligue 1 Tips: Marseille to sign off with big win before international break
James Eastham looks at the odds and smart selections ahead of the latest round of matches in France's top flight...
Sampaoli's men set to shine again
Metz go into this game on a run of three defeats and a draw, their sole point earned vs current bottom side St Etienne. Their away form is woeful: their last three fixtures on the road have ended in defeats vs Lens (4-1), Angers (3-2) and Strasbourg (3-0).
Firepower key to Strasbourg win
Nantes lost 2-0 at Montpellier last weekend and have dropped points vs bottom-six sides Bordeaux (1-1 draw) and Reims (3-1 defeat) in recent outings. Their defence is the concern: they've kept just two clean sheets in 12 league games so far so it's difficult to see them shutting out a Strasbourg attack on fire.