8th placed Reims travel to the Stade Louis II on Saturday to face 5th placed Monaco in what remains an intriguing battle for the Europa League spot.
The principality club who sit on 39 points are looking to cut the gap on 4th placed Lille who play Nantes on Sunday and occupy the last European spot.
The visitors meanwhile have accrued 37 points and are looking to cut the gap on their host and strengthen their quest for a place in Europe next season.
Monaco’s Gelson Martins continues to serve his ban for the red card he picked up in their 3-1 loss to Nimes in game week 22.
Pietroo Pellegri (thigh), Geubbels (muscle) will miss the game while Seydou Sy remains an injury doubt having picked up a knee injury.
For the away side, Mathieu Cafaro (thigh), Kaj Sierhuis (muscle) and Nolan Mbemba (thigh) all remain sidelined.
Head to Head
The last five meetings between both sides have produced eight goals, three draws and three clean sheets, with both sides recording a win apiece.
Monaco however won the last encounter between both sides as they ran out 2-1 winners in the Coupe de France.
Monaco have been in a patchy form recently as they have taken a modest 10 points from the last available 15 winning three in a row in that period.
Reims meanwhile continues to struggle as they have picked up just eight points from the last five matches in the league.
Monaco last five matches in all competitions: DWWWL
Reims last five games in all competitions: DWLDW
Monaco will enter game week 27 on the back of an impressive four games where they have taken 10 points out of possible 12.
The weekend hosts have scored in each of these last four games, keeping two cleaning sheets in the same period.
Should the principality club win this encounter, it will complete a run of three consecutive league wins on home soil. Interestingly, four of the last five home games for Monaco have resulted in a clean sheet. Three of the said wins have come in 1-0 score line.
For Reims, their 11 out of their last 13 away games have produced a scoreline of under 2.5 with a just a single goalless draw recorded in the last 24 away games in the league.
Fans can expect goals in the visitors end as they have kept only two clean sheets in their last 10 games in all competitions.
Meanwhile, the visitors who have recorded only two wins from the last eight games in the league are also masters of the late drama, having scored a goal either way after the 90th minute in four of their last six away trips.
Under 2.5 goals @ 20/23
Monaco to win @ 4/6
Both Teams to Score/No @ 10/11