St Etienne continued its upward trajectory, and it showed its quality in the last match against promotion candidate Bordeaux, where in a balanced match, they took a big point. They are in excellent condition with 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 rounds, constantly moving away from the relegation zone, having +5 points from the relegation zone. The January arrivals have significantly improved their image, and today key player Mathieu Cafaro (21/3) is back in the team. Amiens put an end to a three-game losing streak, after a 1:0 victory against Pau. They are safe in the golden middle with +10 points from the relegation zone and -10 points from promotion places. Due to injuries, Xantippe (21/0), Gelin (18/0), and Antiste (3/0) are out of the squad. The home side is in excellent condition and can continue its good momentum.