Valenciennes will be looking for the three points from their home clash against Nice on Sunday that will see them leapfrog their opponents in the Ligue 1 table.
Les Atheniens are currently sat in 15th position in French football’s top tier but know that victory at the Stade Nungesser could see them move as high as eighth if other results go in their favour.
With bwin.com offering odds of 22/25 on them to beat Nice, a successful £10 bet on Valenciennes to take the spoils would net a return of £18.80.
Philippe Montanier’s men have won their last two home games against Nice, including a 2-1 win in February 2010 in which Rudy Meter netted the opening goal.
Punters looking to bet on Meter to strike again on Sunday can get odds of 33/1 on the defender to open the scoring, meaning a £10 stake could bag £340.
However, two victories from their past three Ligue 1 fixtures mean Nice will be equally confident of success.
Les Aiglons have won six of their last ten clashes with Valenciennes and can be backed at 13/4 with bwin.com to continue that impressive streak.
For the south coast club to triumph this weekend, they will be looking for star striker Danijel Ljuboja to step up and fire them to victory.
The Serbian international has found goals hard to come by this season, but bwin.com is offering odds of 2/1 for him to find the net at any time in the match. That means a £10 bet on Ljuboja could return £30.
Meanwhile, Valenciennes will no doubt be hoping their potent strikeforce – including Gregory Pujol and Mamadou Samassa – has the firepower to win them the match.
Pujol is favourite to score the final goal of the game, with odds of 9/2 available from bwin.com.
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