On behalf of the 4th day of Ligue 1, the match between OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille will not be entitled to the expected exposure. The match will be played on Sunday at 3 p.m. and will be broadcast in the Prime Video multiplex. In question, certain constraints imposed on broadcasters and the astonishing choice of Canal+.
No, the program for this 4th day of Ligue 1 contains no errors. The match between OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille will be played well on Sunday at 3 p.m. A schedule usually reserved for the least attractive encounters for viewers. Without wishing to minimize the importance of the Brest-Montpellier, Lorient-Clermont and Troyes-Angers matches, the poster between Aiglons and Marseillais undoubtedly deserved better exposure.
Reims-OL preferred to Nice-OM
We could indeed expect to see it programmed on one of the last two slots on Sunday. So why this surprising choice? On the one hand, the constraints imposed on broadcasters did not leave much choice. Indeed, OGC Nice having played its return play-off from the Europa League Conference against Maccabi Tel-Aviv (2-0, ap) Thursday evening, the Professional Football League, on the basis of an agreement made with the channels, prevented the programming of Nice-OM on Saturday or Sunday at 1 p.m. There then remained the boxes of 8:45 p.m. or 5:05 p.m.
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But this 4th day of Ligue 1 also offers us the match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco, one of the 10 best posters automatically placed on Sunday evening. In this case, Nice-OM could have landed at the end of the afternoon on the antennas of Canal+. But according to information relayed by Eurosport, the encrypted channel favored the meeting between Stade de Reims and Olympique Lyonnais. This is how Nice-OM ended up in the Prime Video multiplex, which will not complain about the strange choice of its competitor.