Title contenders Lille impressed to beat Saint Etienne away in their opening game and thus looks like a good opportunity for yet another victory.
Nancy also kicked off with a win as they defeated Brest at home, but les Chardons are now in for a much tougher task.
Following their Ligue 1 triumph in 2010/2011, les Dogues did well to ensure the final Champions League berth by ending the last league campaign in 3rd place.
Coach Rudi Garcia have since stayed without Eden Hazard and Joe Cole, but in came Salomon Kalou, Marvin Martin and Djibril Sidibe, among others, to compensate for the departures.
As a result, Lille enjoyed a very good start to the league campaign, having recorded an away win over very good Saint Etienne side, and no wonder they are now just 1.45 (9/20) with 188BET to record the second victory in a row.
The game against Nancy will be the first for les Dogues at the new stadium – Grand Stade Lille Metropole, meaning the hosts will have an extra motivation to impress the fans.
Boss Rudi Garcia has no fresh selection worries, which means he is set to field the same side that recorded a win in Saint Etienne.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Landreau – Debuchy, Basa, Chedjou, Beria – Mavuba, Balmont – Kalou, Martin, Payet – Roux.
Nancy have been starring into the abyss over the last couple of years, but the team always somehow manage to avoid the drop.
Les Chardons finished the previous league campaign in 11th place, albeit just 6 points above the bottom three, and they look to be in for another difficult relegation tussle.
Important players Jean Calve and Bakaye Traore are now gone, but Simon Zenke, Vincent Muratori, Salif Sane, Romain Grange and Yohan Mollo look like decent signings.
The 1-0 victory over Brest in their opening match will have taken some pressure off the players before the clash with Lille, but even so, Nancy don’t look like they can get anything from Grand Stade Lille Metropole.
Ziri Hammar, Jeff Louis and Abdou Dampha remain sidelined through injury, but there are no new injury worries.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Assembe – Sami, Andre Luiz, Puygrenier, Haidara – Karaboue, Sane, Mangani – Bakar, Moukandjo, Mollo.