Week 15 of the 2016-17 Ligue 1 season was a midweek affair, and Lucien Favre’s OGC Nice and Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain kept pace with one another while Leonardo Jardim’s AS Monaco drew. Lille OSC, still in the process of finalizing a new manager, defeated Patrice Garande’s SM Caen 4-2 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Eder (13′), Naim Sliti (24′), Nicolas de Preville (64′) and Rony Lopes (65′) scored for Lille, while Julien Feret (31′) and Ronny Rodelin (84′) scored for Caen. Bernard Casoni’s FC Lorient defeated Christian Gourcuff’s Stade Rennais FC 2-1 at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir. Michael Ciani (28′) and Majeed Waris (46′) scored for Lorient while Giovanni Sio (32′) scored for Rennes.
Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw with Olivier Dall’Oglio’s Dijon FCO at the State Gaston Gerard. Guido Carrilo opened up the scoring for Dijon in the 17th minute while Frederic Sammaritano leveled proceedings on 87 minutes. At the Stade Armand Cesari, Francois Ciccolini’s SC Bastia and Jocelyn Gourvennec’s Girondins de Bordeaux played to a 1-1 draw. Thievy Bifouman scored for Bastia in the 49th minute while Gaetan Laborde equalized on 77 minutes. Florian Marange was sent off for Bastia in the 82nd minute of play.
Younes Belhanda’s fifth minute goal was enough to give Nice a 1-0 win over Antoine Komboure’s EA Guingamp at the Stade Municipal du Roudourou. At the Stade Marcel Picot, Pablo Correa’s AS Nancy Lorraine scored its biggest victory of the season, a 4-0 smashing of Philippe Hinschberger’s FC Metz at the Stade Marcel Picot. Benoit Pedretti (38′), Joffrey Cuffaut (79′), Issiar Dia (80′) and Youssef Ait Bennasser (90′ + 3′) scored for Nancy. Benoit Assou-Ekotto was sent off on a second yellow card in the 83rd minute of play.
Bruno Genesio’s Olympique Lyonnais routed Rene Girard’s FC Nantes 6-0 at the Stade de la Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau. Corentin Tolisso (16′), Alexandre Lacazette (39′), Macine Gonalons (42′), Mathieu Valbuena (60′) Mouctar Diakhaby (75′) and Nabil Fekir (81′) got on the score sheet for Lyon. Meanwhile, at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Christophe Galtier’s AS Saint-Etienne and Rudi Garcia’s Olympique de Marseille secured a scoreless draw.
Issiaga Sylla’s 19th minute goal powered Pascal Dupraz’s 1-0 win over Frederic Hantz’s Montpellier HSC at the Stadium Municipal. Finally, at the Parc des Princes, Thiago Silva (34′) and Edinson Cavani (66′) drove PSG to a 2-0 win over Stephane Moulin’s Angers SCO. After Cavani slotted home the penalty, he honored the goal to Chapecoense, a majority of who perished in Colombia.
Here are the scoreline predictions for Week 16 of the 2016-17 Ligue 1 season.
SM Caen 2, Dijon FCO 1
Paris Saint-Germain 3, Montpellier HSC 1
FC Lorient 2, Angers SCO 0
Lille OSC 4, Girondins de Bordeaux 1
EA Guimgamp 0, FC Nantes 0
Olympique Lyonnais 6, FC Metz 0
AS Monaco 1, SC Bastia 1
Stade Rennais 1, AS Saint-Etienne 0
AS Nancy Lorraine 4, Olympique de Marseille 0
OGC Nice 1, Toulouse FC 1
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