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Bastia vs. Reims Ligue 1 preview: Both clubs glancing over their shoulders…

SC Bastia and Stade de Reims meet in Ligue 1 on Saturday evening with both sides desperate not to be drawn deeper into relegation trouble.

When: 7.00 pm GMT, 18 April 2015

Where: Stade de Furiani, Bastia

The Corsicans started the season badly, but improved greatly after Ghislain Printant replaced rookie coach Claude Makelele.

Printant guided Bastia to the Coupe de la Ligue final—which they lost 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain—but the club’s league form has dropped off greatly.

They have lost three of their last four in the league and head into Saturday’s clash only two points clear of 18th-place Toulouse and the relegation zone.

Reims are in an even worse position, with only goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three.

Le TFC have enjoyed a brief revival since Dominique Arribage replaced Alain Casanova, and Reims will be hoping for a similar impact having replaced Jean-Luc Vasseur with Olivier Guegan in a bid to escape relegation.

Since beating Nantes 3-1 at home, Reims have lost their last four consecutively, and may well end the day in the drop zone.

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