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Ligue 1: Brest, Auxerre, Strasbourg, Nantes ... who is the best party to maintain?


With 5 rounds to go, the battle is raging to stay in Ligue 1. Who are the three teams that will accompany Angers in Ligue 2 next season?

The era of the 42 points to be reached to be saved dear to Guy Roux seems to be over.

For 20 years, only Monaco in 2010-2011 (44 points) and Caen in 2004-2005 (42 points) have fallen by the wayside and been relegated to Ligue 2 with such a number of points.

In this particular season with four runs, Angers is already doomed (14 points) and will probably finish dead last.

To discover

  • From birth under the bombs to playing Nantes, the history of FC Nantes

  • Calendar and results Ligue 1

  • League 1 standings

To accompany the SCO on the lower floor, six formations are still candidates.

Five days from the end, the fight not to go down is raging: Brest, Auxerre, Strasbourg, Nantes, Troyes and Ajaccio will have to fight to the end.

Review each person's retention chances.

Brest (14th, 35 points): the dynamic with oneself

Éric Roy's players are in great shape and have just scored 11 points in 5 days to give themselves a breath of fresh air.

Faller of Nantes at home this week (2-0), Brest offered a crucial success against a direct competitor.

Also victorious in Strasbourg at the start of March (0-1), the Bretons receive Auxerre on May 14.

A victory against the Burgundians would probably open the doors to a fifth consecutive season in the top flight.

Calendar :

D34: FC Lorient (Away)

D35: Auxerre (Home)

D36: Clermont (D)

D37: Marseilles (E)

D38: Rennes (D)

Auxerre (15th, 33 points): a tough schedule

With only 2 defeats in the last 12 games, Auxerre recovered after a very complicated winter.

The Christophe Pélissier effect was slow to bear fruit at first, but the Burgundians offered themselves some precious results in the return phase: victory against OL (2-1), Troyes (1-0), Ajaccio (0 -3) and Nantes (2-1).

From now on, the task of AJA promises to be more difficult with a calendar that is not easy to negotiate: a trip to Brest, a direct competitor, or even the receptions of PSG and Lens.

Calendar :

D34: Clermont (D)

D35: Brest (E)

D36: PSG (D)

D37: Toulouse (E)

J38: Lens (D)

Strasbourg (16th, 32 points): Antonetti's experience to make the difference

That last season seems far away for the Alsatians.

Intoxicating last year (6th, 63 points), Strasbourg is experiencing a year diametrically opposed to the previous one.

After a failed first game of the championship, the leaders called on Frédéric Antonetti.

Arrived on February 14, the record of Corsica is balanced: 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats.

Coming back with a result this weekend from the trip to Nantes (Sunday at 3 p.m.) is crucial before a more favorable schedule afterwards.

Strasbourg will rely heavily on their Belgian goalkeeper, Matz Sels, and their striker Habib Diallo (17 goals) in the final sprint.

Calendar :

D34: Nantes (E)

D35: Nice (D)

D36: Troyes (E)

D37: PSG (D)

D38: Lorient (E)

Nantes (17th, 32 points): the infernal spiral

The tumble.

Today 17th and relegated, Nantes is in full crisis: the Canaries have not won in Ligue 1 for 10 games (6 defeats).

Shamelessly crushed in the Coupe de France final by Toulouse (5-1), Antoine Kombouaré's men are gradually sliding towards Ligue 2.

The reception of Strasbourg this weekend (Sunday 3 p.m.) looks like a last chance to stop the bleeding.

The calendar is more affordable then and welcoming Angers, dead last, on the final day could save the Nantes people.

Calendar :

D34: Strasbourg (D)

D35: Toulouse (E)

D36: Montpellier (D)

D37: Lille (E)

D38: Angers (D)

Troyes and Ajaccio (18 and 19th, 22 points) in search of a miracle…

ESTAC and ACA are 10 points behind Nantes and Strasbourg 5 days from the end.

A chasm that almost annihilates any hope of maintenance for the Aubois and the Corsicans.

Adil Rami's teammates have been diving for a long time and have only won one game since September 19, 2022 (against Strasbourg, January 2, 2023).

Troyes calendar:

D34: PSG (D)

D35: Rennes (E)

D36: Strasbourg (D)

D37: Angers (E)

D38: Lille (D)

Olivier Pantaloni's men are no longer advancing either and are weighed down by a non-existent attack (22 goals scored, worst record in Ligue 1).

The respective calendars are particularly full-bodied and do not invite optimism.

They should therefore unsurprisingly accompany Angers on the lower floor.

Ajaccio calendar:

D34: Toulouse (D)

D35: PSG (E)

D36: Rennes(D)

D37: Lens (E)

D38: Marseilles (D)

Source: lefigaro

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