AS Saint-Etienne : Why you should watch OL-ASSE this Sunday 💥 | ASSE

The return of the hottest derby in Ligue 1, in a very tense context.

Two clubs under pressure

Sports results, coaches, supporters … everything is subject to controversy at this time on the side of Lyon and Saint-Etienne. The season is currently disappointing for the two rivals. The Lyonnais are only seventh in Ligue 1 while the Greens are really in danger with only two points ahead of the roadblocker.

Beyond the results, the content of the matches worries. Claude Puel does not seem to find the solution although he has used many players since his arrival in Forez. On the Lyon side, Rudi Garcia is also very criticized. The slow game of Gones questions the real level of Lyonnais and Garcia’s ability to sublimate his individualities. If there is a defeat on Sunday, he will certainly plunge into a deep crisis.

Moulin and Marcelo, the two unexpected guests

These two men could be dominant in this derby and yet they were unlikely to be titular a few weeks ago. Jessy Moulin was propelled into the goal by Stéphane following a surprising decision by Claude Puel who decided to do without Stéphane Ruffier since last week. Of course, Moulin is an experienced player and has already been the hero of a derby but the pressure will be clearly on his shoulders Sunday evening.

Opposite, when a winter departure had been mentioned, Marcelo became the boss of the Lyon defense. The Brazilian shines with his consistency in a sector where Joachim Andersen disappoints and Jason Denayer is less sparkling than last season. In a derby that should be very physical, the impact and resentment of Marcelo could serve as an example to teammates who are often a little tender.

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