Reigning champions PSG will look to assert themselves in the domestic title race once again with a victory over relegation strugglers Lorient.
When: 7.00 PM GMT, Friday 20th March 2015
Where: Parc des Princes, Paris
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Paris Saint-Germain will look to begin the weekend’s Ligue 1 action with a victory to put them at the top of the French table and increase the pressure on their title rivals Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Marseille, who play on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Having lost 3-2 to Girondins de Bordeaux last weekend, PSG cannot afford any more slip ups in the race for the championship. Laurent Blanc will expect his team to improve defensively, although the return of Maxwell is offset by the absences of David Luiz, Marquinhos and Serge Aurier.
In midfield, Yohan Cabaye will again be absent although expect Blaise Matuidi and Edinson Cavani to return to the starting XI after starting on the bench against Bordeaux.
Lorient will travel to the capital as firm outsiders for this one, but they will be encouraged by their 2-1 victory over Stade Malherbe Caen last weekend.
That match afforded Les Merlus some breathing space between themselves and the bottom three, and they will head to the Parc des Princes relaxed and unbowed by expectations.