Martigues was the biggest surprise last season. They had only 4 defeats in 34 rounds, losing the promotion race in the last 4 matches, where they won only ones. At home, they were the best team with 10-6-1 stats, and this season proved that will be a hard nut to crack. After three rounds, they are undefeated with a draw and two wins (playing against good teams like Nimes, Orleans and Versailles) demonstrating their aspirations to be at the top of the standings. Red Star returned to victory against Sochaux, who has enormous problems. They were defeated by newly promoted GOAL FC in their only away match (3-1) and today have some absences like Eickmayer (3/0), Seridor (2/0), El Hriti (1/0), and Benali (1/0). Martigues suffered their only home defeat by Red Star last season, and this is a chance for revenge.