The Gym in 8th before the derby
After being held to a 0-0 draw by Reims on Saturday, OGC Nice are currently on 38 points after Matchday 24. Before the derby at Monaco (next Sunday at 5pm), the Aiglons are 8th in the league.
5 POINTS FROM 5TH PLACE
The Red and Black, in 7th place at the end of the previous round - their best position since the start of the season - have dropped one place to FC Lorient, who beat AC Ajaccio 3-0 at home.
Dante's team-mates are just behind the Merlus and three points behind sixth-placed Lille, who were beaten in Paris after being close to getting a win (4-3). The Niçois are five points behind fifth-placed Rennes, who beat Clermont 2-0 and have 43 points.
The only team in the top ten to lose at the weekend (pending Toulouse-Marseille tonight) is Olympique Lyonnais (9th), who are three points behind the Gym.
MONACO IN FORM BEFORE THE DERBY
OGC Nice's next opponents, AS Monaco, have not lost in nine games in Ligue 1. The Monegasques won their fourth consecutive league game on Sunday, beating Brest (1-2). Three days before the derby, they will play their Europa League round of 16 qualifier second leg against Bayer Leverkusen (2-3 win in the first leg in Germany).
THE WEEKEND'S RESULTS
AJ Auxerre 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais
OGC Nice 0-0 Stade de Reims
RC Strasbourg Alsace 2-0 Angers SCO
Paris Saint-Germain 4-3 LOSC Lille
Stade Brestois 1-2 AS Monaco
FC Lorient 3-0 AC Ajaccio
Stade Rennais 2-0 Clermont Foot 63
ESTAC Troyes 0-1 Montpellier HSC
RC Lens 3-1 FC Nantes
Toulouse FC - Olympique de Marseille (à 20h45)
Source : Ligue1.fr