In Ligue 1, some series are hard to stop: it has been 41 years since Saint-Étienne won at the Vélodrome, which made Claude Puel say on Tuesday that “The series necessarily stop one day. It’s a small challenge for the group”.
A group which, like that of André Villas-Boas, has chained two victories while waiting to play this late match of the 1st day, and which has many undesirable, absent tonight: Wahbi Khazri, Ryad Boudebouz, Stéphane Ruffier, Miguel Trauco, Sergi Palencia … Puel, who is celebrating his 600th game on a bench in L1, can however count on Denis Bouanga, Romain Hamouma or Jessy Moulin, very fit.
“OM will play the first places and it will be a real test, said the latter. It is a team with a strong attacking potential. They are on the same path as their last season. “This is not the case with the Greens: after a failed 2019-2020 vintage (17th), they seem to be well on their way to redeeming themselves.