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.
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.
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.
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.
D34: Nantes (E)
D35: Nice (D)
D36: Troyes (E)
D37: PSG (D)
D38: Lorient (E)
Nantes (17th, 32 points): the infernal spiral
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.
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).
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.
D34: Toulouse (D)
D35: PSG (E)
D37: Lens (E)
D38: Marseilles (D)