The Ligue 1 year will have a great send off with some great matches in prospect. OM-Lille, Bordeaux-Lyon and PSG-Montpellier – although each time it might not be the favourites who come off best! Which would mix things up a bit at the top of the table as we reach the middle of the season. We should also keep an eye on the outsiders: Nantes away to Lorient, Rennes and St-Etienne at home to Reims and Evian TG. Everything is still up for grabs. And at the foot of the table, meanwhile, the “match of fear” sees Caen hosting Bastia!