Championnat National Final Week Preview

Tonight is the final round of games in the Championnat National.

There is still much that can be decided tonight at the top and the bottom of the table.

At the top there is the interesting battle between Guingamp and Strasbourg for the final promotion spot. It is an interesting battle because Strasbourg have already completed their season. This is due to the odd number of teams in the league this year, meaning that in every gameweek one team does not play.

Currently both clubs have 77 points but Strasbourg sit third as they have the better record in results between the two teams. This means that Guingamp need at least a point away at Rouen to win promotion.

Rouen currently occupy 8th spot and have nothing left to play for this season, however they will not make it easy for their visitors in what should be a very close and tense game.

It also looks likely to be a tense night at the bottom of the table, with three teams fighting for safety, but two of them will be relegated.

Gap currently sit one place above the relegation zone on 42 points and  look to be the favourites to survive but Bayonne and Rodez who both have 40 points will be looking to leap above them to safety.

A point for Gap will be enough for them to confirm their survival, but should they lose then a win for either of the teams below them will see them relegated. If both Bayonne and Rodez win, Bayonne will come out on top thanks to their results against Rodez this season.

It is a complicated situation at the bottom and at this moment it is difficult to call.

Elsewhere there is nothing else to play for except the golden boot award which looks to be between current top scorer Thibault Giresse of Guingamp who has 21 goals and second placed David Suarez of already promoted Bastia who has 20 goals.

Fixtures:

  • Créteil – Gap
  • Luzenac – Paris
  • Rodez – Niort
  • Fréjus St-Raphaël – Beauvais
  • Amiens SC – Bastia
  • Pacy Vallée-d’Eure – Plabennec
  • Orléans – Colmar
  • Bayonne – Cannes
  • Rouen – Guingamp

All matches kick off at 7pm GMT

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