The good news for Malik Vivant's men was that the week ended with a win. For having too many cards, the Aix-les-Bains club received 2 points in league standings. This means that Aix is just one point behind Valencia. Olympique de Valence has a simple equation: win at Seyssinet and hope that Aix doesn't do the same at Chassieu. The Drome will be promoted from N3 under these conditions.
Even a draw would not guarantee them a place at N3, as Patrick Palumbo (the coach of the Savoyard club) acknowledges. He also stated on the Aix website that they need a positive result. Malik Vivant has no more questions: "Victory was imperative. We expect a tough match against a great Seyssinet team. We are going to try our luck, knowing that Aix won't have an easy match against Chassieu's team who are in a great return phase. Although they lost to Echirolles last Saturday, there are many players who will be back.
It is obvious that the OV is still playing for N3 accession and that the Valentinois will play the game well. Malik Vivant, who was injured against Annecy and is unable to count, will be required to make the decisive decision. Dia, however, is unsure for professional reasons. However, he records Gachet’s return and summons Cheynel to be the 15th man.