Troyes vs. Nice (Sunday, 12.00pm)
The hosts find themselves struggling just outside the relegation places after promotion to the top flight last year, whereas the visitors are back on the right track in a Champions League place under their new manager as things stand.
We say: Troyes 0-2 Nice
Factoring in the struggles of the home side with the success of the visitors so far during the early stages of this season, it is difficult to see past an away win for Nice on Sunday.
They should manage to achieve a fairly comfortable victory against their goal-shy opponents, and continue from where they left off before the international break in their search for European football, whilst condemning the hosts to another miserable match back in the top flight.
Bordeaux vs. Nantes (Sunday, 2.00pm)
The hosts have managed just one win and now sit 16th in the table, whilst their upcoming opponents are safely in mid-table and come into the game on the back of a win before the international break.
We say: Bordeaux 1-1 Nantes
Nantes come into the game in better form but Bordeaux will be aware that these are the kind of games they really must be taking something from if they are to avoid falling into a relegation battle. The visitors are long overdue a draw and that is what we are backing on this occasion.
Brest vs. Reims (Sunday, 2.00pm)
The hosts fell to a 2-1 defeat to Nice just before the international break, while Reims also conceded twice in a loss to another high-flying team in Lens.
We say: Brest 2-2 Reims
Both managers ought to believe that three points is theirs for the taking on Sunday, with Brest continually struggling to perform at home while Reims seek to end a rut on the road.
Les Pirates always know where the back of the net is, but Reims' youthful attacking forces often have a goal or two in them as well, so we can see an entertaining affair ending with the spoils shared.
Metz vs. Rennes (Sunday, 2.00pm)
Whilst the hosts are struggling down in 18th, the visitors come into the game on the back of a shock victory in their most recent game.
We say: Metz 1-2 Rennes
Metz will be desperate to find that home win, but their leaky defence - with 19 goals already conceded this season - will likely be their undoing against a Rennes side full of confidence after their surprise victory against the league leaders. We are backing a narrow away win.
Strasbourg vs. St Etienne (Sunday, 2.00pm)
The visitors rescued a point in dramatic circumstances against Lyon last time out, while Julien Stephan's side played out a 1-1 draw of their own with Montpellier HSC.
We say: Strasbourg 2-1 Saint-Etienne
The international break arguably came at the worst time possible for Saint-Etienne after taking a point from their clash with Lyon, and Strasbourg are sure to expose their opponents' deficiencies in the full-back areas.
Stephan has not exactly made an explosive start to life back at Strasbourg, but the hosts' season so far can certainly be described as solid, and we can envisage Les Coureurs piling more misery on Puel with a narrow success on Sunday.
Montpellier vs. Lens (Sunday, 4.00pm)
High-flying Lens travel to Stade de la Mosson to take on Montpellier HSC in the 10th game of this developing Ligue 1 season.
The hosts have had a fairly disappointing start to their campaign and sit 13th in the table, whilst their visitors are overperforming up in second place.
We say: Montpellier HSC 2-2 Lens
This should be an entertaining match-up between a Montpellier team who almost always score and a Lens side high on confidence. We are backing a high-scoring draw, which both teams would probably be fairly content with.
Marseille vs. Lorient (Sunday, 7.45pm)
The home side slipped to fifth after a disappointing loss before the international break, while the visitors are looking to extend their six-game unbeaten run.
We say: Marseille 1-0 Lorient
Marseille will certainly miss Payet if he is unavailable, but perhaps a change in the attacking third will do the hosts good after their recent struggles in front of goal. We are backing them to find the net once and for that to be enough to return to winning ways.