the League 1 is back in action with another round of games this weekend as Lyon take charge Nimes at the Stade des Costières on Sunday. Lyon have been impressive this season and have taken the upper hand in this game.
Nîmes is currently in 19th place in the Ligue 1 standings and has had a difficult campaign. The home side prefer an intense relegation battle this month and cannot afford to lose any points in this game.
Lyon, on the other hand, have had an impressive season but will have to fight Monaco for a top-three spot. Les Gones have been inconsistent in recent weeks and will need to take things up a notch this weekend.
Nimes vs Lyon face to face
Lyon have an impeccable record against Nîmes and have won four of the five games played between the two teams. Nîmes has never beaten Lyon in an official match and will want to make history this weekend.
The previous meeting between the two French teams took place in September last year and ended in a 0-0 impasse. Lyon missed several chances that day and will have to be more clinical in this game.
Guide to Nîmes forms in Ligue 1: WDLDD
Guide to Lyon forms in Ligue 1: WWLWW
Nîmes vs Lyon team news
Clement Depres and Adrian Cubas are injured at the moment and will not be able to play a role in this match. Pablo Martinez also carries a blow and might not be able to make it into this game.
Injured: Clement Depres, Adrian Cubas
Doubtful: Pablo Martinez
Jason Denayer has progressed in his recovery and is expected to feature in this game. Marcelo, Maxence Caqueret and Mattia De Sciglio have served their suspension against Lorient and are available for this match.
Nîmes vs Lyon Predicted XI
Nîmes predicts XI (4-2-3-1): Baptiste Reynet; Birger Meling, Loick Landre, Kelyan Guessoum, Gaetan Paquiez; Lucas Deaux, Sidy Sarr; Yassine Benrahou, Renaud Ripart, Zinedine Ferhat; Moussa Kone
Lyon Prediction XI (4-3-3): Anthony Lopes; Maxwel Cornet, Jason Denayer, Sinaly Diomande, Leo Dubois; Thiago Mendes, Houssem Aouar, Lucas Paqueta; Karl Toko Ekambi, Tinotenda Kadewere, Memphis Depay
Prediction Nimes vs Lyon
Lyon have some excellent players in their ranks but have yet to reach their peak under Rudi Garcia this season. The likes of Memphis Depay and Lucas Paqueta have impressed for Les Gones and will need to step up this weekend.
Nîmes has improved in recent weeks and will have to play out of his own skin to stay in Ligue 1. Lyon are the best team on paper and should be able to win this match.
Prediction: Nimes 0-2 Lyon