• FT

    Nancy

    1

    Bastia

    2

  • FT

    Evian Thonon

    2

    Valenciennes

    0

  • FT

    Montpellier

    0

    Lille

    0

  • FT

    PSG

    3

    Brest

    1

  • FT

    Sochaux

    1

    Toulouse

    2

  • FT

    St Etienne

    2

    Marseille

    0

  • FT

    Rennes

    1

    AC Ajaccio

    1

  • FT

    Reims

    1

    Lorient

    0

  • FT

    Troyes

    1

    Bordeaux

    0

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Parc des Sports, Annecy

Attendance: 13588

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Evian Thonon Gaillard

  • Saber Khelifa 2'
  • Fabrice Ehret 12'

2 - 0

FT

Evian Thonon Gaillard v Valenciennes: Preview

Evian defender Cedric Cambon has called on his team-mates to maintain their current momentum as they look to secure Ligue 1 safety this weekend.

Pascal Dupraz's men advanced to the Coupe de France final with a 4-0 win over Lorient nine days ago and followed that up by beating Nice by the same scoreline in the league last Sunday.

That result left them two points above the dropzone with two games to play and a win over Valenciennes this weekend, coupled with losses for Nancy and Troyes, would see ETG maintain their top flight status.

Their advantage on goal difference is such that if their nearest challengers lose on Saturday, even a draw would see them safe barring a remarkable set of results on the final day.

But Cambon is not thinking about that and is aiming for a win to keep Evian's destiny in their own hands.

He told a press conference: ``It is true that with Lorient and Nice, we will be looking to repeat those performances.

``The hardest part will be keeping our heads. We must make every effort to achieve the same results.''

Nancy, who are two points behind Evian, host Bastia this weekend while Troyes, a further point back, are at home against Bordeaux.

And Cambon is hopeful that the battle for survival can be decided on Saturday.

``Some are convinced that it is possible and others less so,'' he said.

``One thing is certain: if we win, we will have taken a big step.

``Maybe I'm not objective enough, but I think we can be saved on Saturday.

``Maybe not mathematically, because it will be goal difference with Troyes, but I don't think Nancy will win against Bastia.''

Valenciennes are sat comfortably in mid-table going into the final two rounds of fixtures and manager Daniel Sanchez wants to see his side playing with freedom.

``We must remain professional until the end, respect the profession and the opponent,'' he said.

``Until the end, everyone can play and must stay focused.

``Our first objective of survival being achieved, we now need to enjoy it and to play freely.''

To comment, you must be a registered user. Please Sign In or Register