Preview: Lens face Le Havre, PSG host Clermont

Preview: Lens face Le Havre, PSG host Clermont

Publish on 04/05 at 13:37 - G. BOXALL


Saturday's Ligue 1 Uber Eats action will see four sides face off with consequences both in the race for Europe and the battle to avoid relegation

Lens - Le Havre: Europe and relegation battle both on the line

Racing Club de Lens are hoping to get their European objective back on track as they welcome Le Havre to Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Saturday's first Ligue 1 fixture (KO 17:00 CET).

Franck Haise's side are looking to get over their loss to regional rivals LOSC Lille last weekend in the Derby du Nord (2-1) whilst Le Havre go into their 900th-ever game in the top tier hoping to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone. Luka Elsner's side currently sit just one point above the drop zone after being defeated at home by Montpellier (0-2) last weekend.

Le Havre have struggled away from home this season, with only one win on the road over Toulouse in November, whilst Lens will be hoping that Bollaert can continue to be a fortress this season. Elye Wahi will look to return to the starting line-up after scoring against Lille, whilst Le Havre should line-up with their usual front-three of Ayew, Bayo, and Sabbi.

RC Lens probable line-up: Samba; Aguilar, Danso, Medina; Frankowski, Abdul Samed, El Aynaoui, Chaves; Pereira da Costa; Sotoca, Wahi

Le Havre probable line-up: Desmas; El Hajjam, Sangante, Youte Kinkoue, Lloris; Kechta, Toure, Kuzyaev; Ayew, Bayo, Sabbi

Paris Saint-Germain - Clermont Foot: Top against bottom at the Parc des Princes

Luis Enrique's Paris Saint-Germain are still going strong in every competition this season, as they reached the final of the Coupe de France last Wednesday with a win over Rennes (1-0), and await the visit of Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final next week.

In the meantime, Les Parisiens are edging closer to the Ligue 1 title, facing bottom side Clermont Foot at the Parc des Princes on Saturday evening (KO 21:00). Last season's champions will be full of confidence after facing down Olympique de Marseille in Le Classique (0-2) with only ten men.

Things are looking increasingly bleak for Clermont, as the Ligue 1 side with the fewest points, fewest goals and most goals conceded in their last nine matches. Les Lanciers currently sit seven points adrift, with a huge task on hand for managerial pair Pascal Gastien and Stéphan Bichard. PSG will be without Bradley Barcola, whilst Clemont keeper Mory Diaw will miss out once again after being absent against Toulouse last week.

Paris Saint-Germain probable line-up: Navas; Hakimi, Mukiele, Danilo Pereira, Hernandez; Carlos Soler, Ugarte, Zaire-Emery; Lee, Goncalo Ramos, Marco Asensio

Clermont Foot probable line-up: N'Diaye; Matsima, Pelmard, Caufriez; Zeffane, Magnin, Boutouba, Armougom; Cham, Virginius, Allevinah

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