As expected, the two teams tackle the Grand-Est derby this Friday (9 p.m., 6th day of Ligue 1) in 3-5-2. On the Strasbourg side, Ivorian international defensive midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou was preferred by coach Julien Stéphan to Sanjin Prcic (on the bench) as sentry.

On the Metz side, as expected, Nicolas De Préville, who signed for three years at the end of August and came into play against Troyes (0-2) on Sunday, was established by the coach (Frédéric Antonetti), in attack next to Ibrahima Niane .