Nice will once again be without top scorer Dario Cvitanich due to a thigh problem, while Xavier Pentecote is out with a knee injury.
Jeremy Pied, Romain Genevois and Mahmane Traore are all out with hamstring problems.
Moussa M'Bow and Diacko Fofana both have knee problems while Cyril Hennion is out due to a groin injury.
Two sides pushing for a surprise berth in the Champions League will face-off when Saint-Etienne welcome Nice to the Stade Geoffroy Guichard.
Both teams have been in magnificent form in recent weeks and once again earned victories last weekend against Reims and Nancy respectively.
The visitors are beset by injuries but that hasn't stopped them from staking a claim for a place in the top three, and sit just one point shy of Marseille. Saint-Etienne are a point further back, but at home and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in fine form Les Verts will likely go into the game as favourites.
Nice do not concede too many goals and although both sides have plenty of options going forward this one may come down to a single goal.
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